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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. The film site venues we visit are either New college or Christchurch plus when open, also the The Divinity School of the Bodleian library.
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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Reviewed today

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
4  Thank C5clive
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

Reviewed 3 days 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
6  Thank alanpolun
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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.

Reviewed 4 days ago

A must do for any Harry Potter nerd! Amazing to see and learn about some of the filming locations and inspirations for the movies. Our guide Peter, was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the day a lot of fun! Learnt and saw lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
5  Thank Mellyroo M
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We met our guide Peter right in front of the Visitor Information Center, which was very central and easy to find. Our group was small, and when we asked questions that went beyond Harry Potter he was a wealth of information about Oxford and the...More

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

HI Harper, Thanks for sharing such a long and detailed recommendation of your tour experience. By the way, for anyone reading this review about Peter, Peter is our no 1 rated guided and he guides nearly all the 10.30 and 2.30 Christchurch Harry Potter film...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tourguide was Joe, he was really dedicated and explained everything very well. He had all the time at least it looked like it, that was also very nice that he wasn’t in a rush.

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

Hi Jaspara, Thanks for recommending your tour with Joe

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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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