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Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

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Find out why this is the best rated Harry Potter Oxford tour on Tripadvisor/Viator. Our tour sizes average 5 persons or less in low season, making them smaller & more bespoke than our competitors & thus our slightly higher ticket price.

How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this 90-120 minute walking tour of Oxford Harry Potter film sites, Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  See inside 2 of the 3 Hogwarts Oxford film locations (where & when permitting). Entry to film sites is access permitting- please check details below for any dates, when there might be closures, which may resulting in the tour visiting only 1 of the film sites. Tour visits New college + when open, the The Divinity School of the Bodleian library. NB This tour does NOT visit Christchurch

XMAS dates- please see closure notices!
Highlights
  • Hear lesser-known stories about the movies' filming
  • A small group size ensures an intimate experience
  • Tour inside New College and Divinity School, used for Hogwarts in the films
  • Benefit from the expertise of your guide, a genuine Harry Potter fan
What to Expect
Meet your guide—who will be easy to spot dressed in a Hogwartsesque cloak—in the center of Oxford and embark upon your tour. As you walk toward Oxford University, listen as your guide tells you about the city's pre-J.K. Rowling literary heritage and authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll who studied, wrote, and lived here. Your guide also provides some inside information about the filming of the movies. Discover the magic of the New College and Divinity School, and understand why they were featured in the movies. Also, marvel at the 11 million antique volumes in Bodleian Library. After exploring the filming locations, your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Inclusions
  • Please check 'Exclusions' or 'Additional Info' for dates of published closures. NB Saturdays 10.30am tours to Christchurch, visits HP film sites at Christchurch but not the dining hall!
  • Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
  • Entry/Admission - New College
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
  • New college CLOSED EVERY day from Dec 8-Dec 18. Plus closed for Xmas period about Dec 21 to Jan 1st
  • Xmas closures of Divinity School dates still TBC but approximately Dec 22nd- Jan 2nd
  • Divinity School will be closed on Sep 14 & 27& 28 plus on Nov 1 & 2 & 9th of 2019
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:
  • REFUNDS POLICY: we don't offer refunds but with at least 24 hours notice, we usually can reschedule to a new date
  • If you opt to book a foreign language tour, this may be possible if you give us adequate advance notice of at least 24 hours. If we cannot offer a tour in a foreign language, then you will be refunded or invited to join the tour in English with any cost difference refunded.
  • NOTICE:
  • Divinity School will be closed on Sep 14 & 27& 28, Nov 1 & 2 & 9 2019
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful tour combining Harry Potter filming trivia with the history of Oxford University. The New College cloister and corridors were my favourite part of the tour, because I instantly recognized them from the HP movies! Enjoyed the precious literary bits of trivia about C.S Lewis...More

Date of experience: October 2019
5  Thank anjalipathiyath
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Anjali, Thanks for recommending your tour with us. That's most kind. Sincerely, Alasdair

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our experience with this tour was fantastic! Peter was our guide and was delightful and accommodating with our three children ages four, seven and nine. He had HP cloaks, wands and English cakes for our children to enjoy. So fun! Peter is the master of...More

4  Thank KDalSug
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi. Thanks for choosing our child friendly tour led by Peter.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt a bit nerdy booking a Harry Potter tour of Oxford, but the fun quickly overtook any misgivings. Our tour guide, Micheil, was absolutely brilliant and gave us more than our money’s worth. We knew next to nothing about Oxford and its colleges and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
9  Thank BobDalton57
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your great recommendation with us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter and Joseph were very well informed and entertaining. We had a lovely time walking through Oxford together, seeing all the many sites where Harry Potter was filmed. To our delight, Peter also discussed other notable authors such as J.R.R Tolkien, C.S.Lewis and Lewis Carroll....More

Date of experience: September 2019
5  Thank epiclace
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi. Thanks for this super review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was quite nice with a good number of Potter references and also other related information on other Oxford notables. Would not have seen all of this on our own so am glad we took the tour!

Date of experience: September 2019
5  Thank 638kat
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi. Glad to hear that you loved your tour!

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patel476
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Our tour was in the afternoon. I don’t remember if this tour ran multiple times in the day.
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Nick473
October 16, 2018|
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Hi Nick, you can bring children of any age! Infants under age of 6 are free on our tours (or under 5 on the Christchurch tour, as Christchurch charge £7+ entry fee for 5 year olds and above). We charge a child ticket rate... More
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