New Tolkien Event: The Shire Safari
Hull Comic Con 2023

Advance tickets entry from 10am

Pay on the door from 11.30am

Last entry 4pm (closes 5pm)


Princes Quay, Hull City Centre

Saturday 15th July 2023

New Tolkien Event: The Shire Safari

Date Added: 5th May 2017

Voted the most influential author of the Twentieth Century, Tolkien spent 18 months in the Hull & East Yorkshire region during World War I. Exactly one hundred years after the fortunes of war brought him to the delights of the rural East Riding, our new event will retrace his steps!

This event includes:

A full day coach tour (starting from Hull City Centre) of all the places JRR Tolkien lived and visited during his time in the region, taking in city, countryside and seaside with lots of stops and photo opportunities.

Phil Mathison, author of Tolkien in East Yorkshire 1917-18, and Tolkien Society Member Michael Flowers will provide commentary on how each location influenced the author's work on the Middle-earth mythology and stories. They will also be on hand to answer questions and chat all day.

At the end of the tour, we will visit the village of Roos, where there will be tea, cakes and refreshments and the amazing Fellowship of The Ring costuming group waiting to meet us. This is also a great chance to have a look around this important location to the Tolkien story.

Tickets are £19 for adults and £16 for under 16s, including the full day coach tour and drinks, cakes and refreshments on arrival in Roos. Tickets are avaiable here and are limited to 50 for this one-off event!

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