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Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

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Get an inside look at the world of Harry Potter on this walking tour of Oxford. Accompany your guide inside the grand buildings of Oxford University, including New College and Divinity School—both used for Hogwarts in the films. Hear lesser-known stories about the filming, as well as context about Oxford's long history as a place of literary inspiration. A small group ensures plenty of time for questions.
  • 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
1h 30m
Return Details
18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
  • 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
  • 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 Nov 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.
  • 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.
  • Divinity School will be closed on Nov 9 2019 + Xmas closure c Dec 23 to January 1st
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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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We took this tour on Friday 1st November. Alasdair did a fantastic job of engaging everyone on the tour, which ranged in ages and knowledge. It was great for us as parents to learn interesting facts about Oxford, it’s past students and see key little points we would have
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Catherine, Thanks for the great compliment for my tour. It is always fun for me to have lots of younger children on the tour as they are always such big fans! Sincerely, Alasdair
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Very informative. Rather longer than the 1.5 hours; nearer 2.5. No detriment to tour, just plan your itinery for longer.
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Rosemary, Thanks for the feedback and recommendation of your tour with Michiel.
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Our tour guide Renata was very good. She was friendly, charming,informative and engaged with everyone in the group. She covered facts about Oxford's history as well Harry Potter points of interest. It was a lovely intriduction to Oxford
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Zenon, Thanks for recommending your tour with Renata.
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Our tour-guide Sophie took us on a highly entertaining and fascinating tour into Oxford's middle ages which is where the university started but also the base of inspiration for many of J.K. Rowlings ideas in "Harry Potter". We got introduced to many colleges and their rituals,
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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
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Anjali, Thanks for recommending your tour with us. That's most kind. Sincerely, Alasdair
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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