(Our trail begins outside the Beverley Arms Hotel on North Bar Within, opposite St.Mary’s Church. Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).
On the stone archway inside St Mary’s Church is a carving of a rabbit. It has long been suggested that this was the inspiration for the ‘white rabbit’ in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.
Why? Well, Carroll’s mother, Francis Lutwidge had lived in the area since a child and the author had a number of other strong family connections here, making it highly likely that he visited the church many times.
What do you think?