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Oxford: Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Product ID: 70566
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Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters from the Harry Potter movies on a 1.5 to 2-hour locations tour. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.
About this activity
Duration 100 - 120 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of Oxford on a Harry Potter film locations tour
  • Explore the historic colleges with your enthusiastic guide. Outside high season, average tour group sizes are 5 people or less
  • Test your Hogwarts knowledge at a fun Potter-mania quiz
  • See inside the Hogwarts film sites of either New College or Christchurch plus the Divinity School (on selected dates)
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies and look inside either New College or Christchurch Harry Potter film site. Either tour also includes entry to the Divinity school film site at the Bodleian Library (as & when it is open).

New College (founded in 1379) cloisters are where scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movie were filmed. Enjoy its curious grotesques, attractive gardens and admire the impressive medieval city walls. New College is said to be haunted, so if you're lucky you may see more than just talking pictures and floating lamps in its medieval Hogwart-style dining hall. 

Christchurch (founded 1524) staircase and cloister are film sites of Hogwarts but the dining hall is not a film site. Nevertheless, its dining hall has the Hogwarts look. Please note that sometimes the hall is closed or viewing only from entrance to hall. As it is not the film site, the tour runs regardless of such partial closures.

The Divinity School at the Bodleian Library, is where the hospital and dance scenes took place. Discover how life at Hogwarts compares with a modern-day Oxford education. Can you answer all the guide's Harry Potter quiz questions along the way? The medieval library is not open to any guides or young children and so is not visited. 

The tour is ideal for small groups, language schools or business organizations. The length, subject, pace and college entrances included will depend on your preferred circumstances and how long a tour you would like to take. A typical tour lasts 1.5 hours or longer and all entrance fees are included in your ticket price. 

Please Note: Only 1 film site, Christchurch, is open from December 23rd until January 1st. No tours will run on December 25 or 26.
Includes
  • Entrance to 2 of the 3 film location sites (on availability)
  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • 2 entry fee per person included to see inside The Divinity School- Harry Potter film site (as & when it's open)
  • 5 entry per person into New college film site included in ticket
What’s Not Included
  • The Divinity School film site (which is located at the Bodleian Library) is visited only when open and so entry is NOT guaranteed. Next known 2019 closures are July 23rd, 26th, 27th & 28th as well as August 2nd, 3rd and 5th
  • Inside the medieval library upstairs is not visited, as the library is not open to any tour operators to conduct guided tours

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that while the local operator always checks for any possible closures of the film location sites, they cannot guarantee entrance on the day. Closures are very rare but please understand that these are private institutions that may close their doors without advance notice
• Oxford University student & staff special offer: 1 free ticket for a guest. Please advise when booking if you are an Oxford student or staff member. Oxford University ID must be presented to the guide at the beginning of the tour
• The tour price includes entrance fees
• Children aged 4 and under are free
• Xmas notice: no tours on 25th or 26th December. From 22nd December to 2nd January, the tour operator is only running the Christchurch tour (10:30 AM and 2:30 PM start). Divinity school is also closed from 23rd December until 1st January
• Divinity school is always closed on graduation dates. 2019 dates: Aug 2 & 3; Sep 14, 27 & 28; and Nov 1, 2 & 9
• Other closures: 23 & 26-28 July, 2-3 & 5 August
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 376 reviews
Review summary
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4.7/5
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Safety
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Product ID: 70566