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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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Important Information
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
  • 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 1 week ago

Sophie was a very nice lady. Thanks to her, we saw the Turf, which we didn't know about. And the little story about Lewis (author of the Narnia books) leaving the church and seeing the door with the lion was nice Otherwise, we were rather...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank adedunord
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adeline, Thanks for your taking the time to comment and to leave a review. I am sorry that the tour didn't meet your expectations and you raise some fair points. In defense, I just want to express that this was only Sophie's second time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon spent wandering the charming and history steeped heart of Oxford with the well informed and charming Ollie. Our group comprised of two young Harry Potter Whippersnappers ....with their embarrassing muggle mother and aunt in tow! Tough task to please us all ..... but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
10  Thank Flyer779536
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Helen, Thanks for your super recommendation of Oliver's tour

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide, Peter was excellent ! My family including my daughter who is a big Harry Potter fan. had a pleasant time. It was a lot of fun to see film shooting places, and Peter's explanation made it more interesting. We had a great time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
9  Thank shuichitomita824
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour with Peter.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous walking tour of Oxford, met with Peter, who was very kind and helpful, but, had our tour with Monica who was lovely and very knowledgeable, we would book again, thank-you. They both made us feel very valued and the capes were fabulous!! My tip...More

Date of experience: August 2019
12  Thank C5clive
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. Thanks for complimenting Monika and Peter. Glad you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I saw the heavy raining at the morning, I knew my trip in Oxford will have big problem. Luckily, Peter and his team had tried their best to let us have a great day in a heavy rain. The Harry potter tour made us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
10  Thank alanpolun
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alan, Yes, such a pity about the rain but thanks again for your understanding to replace your bike tour booking with a walking tour.

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Response from Leslie R | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in the afternoon. I don’t remember if this tour ran multiple times in the day.
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Nick473
16 October 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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