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“Commercial college”
Review of Christ Church

Christ Church
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Christchurch Mornings Harry Potter Film Site Tour
Ranked #18 of 191 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stunning architecture but very commercial and staff not overly friendly. A little disappointing when they advertise it as Harry Potter college and then tell you the Great hall was not actually used for filming!!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is one of the most famous colleges in Oxford. One of the reasons is its wonderful dinning room!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Plan on visiting - but you should plan. Be sure to check "Opening Times" on their website. Since this is a working college, not all portions are open on a given day and visiting hours are often limited. It would be a shame to go and not see the Great Hall, especially if you are a Harry Potter fan.

Thank Stacia R
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We visited Oxford during the week, I think it was a Tuesday or Wednesday. It was pretty crowded everywhere we went. We got to Christ Church a little early to visit the dining hall (Harry Potter fan!) so we saw the cathedral while we were waiting for the dining hall to open up. It is beautiful. We were some of the first to enter the dining hall at 2:00, but like others have said, it is hard to get a good picture without a bunch of people in the shot. But it was still worth the visit in my opinion. It is a beautiful dining hall and really looks like Hogwarts. I think it is great that, old as it is, it is still being used as a dining hall.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful and a must for Harry Potter fans, but we went right when it opened at 2:00 and it was very crowded so I couldn’t get the best photos when there are loads of people everywhere you turn. I was lucky to have gotten a photo of my son before the big crowd walked down the stairs though. It was pretty neat to walk up the stairs that they used in Harry Potter films and to see the Great Hall that was the inspiration for the Hogwarts Great Hall.

It was also a bit pricey (£20 for family pass) and you can only see the Great Hall and Cathedral. Even though it was pricey, I am happy to have visited here and am grateful that the school even allows visitors to come here. The toilets had a long line as well since there were only 2 stalls so try to go to a toilet beforehand if you can.

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