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 ... More info ›
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.
You can either book option to visit New college (entry fee worth up to £6 per person included) or option to book into Christchurch (entry fee worth up to £11 per person included) with visit to Divinity School film site included (when open).
Your guide dressed in Hogwarts gown outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to departure time. Unless you have packed broomsticks, the tour will be conducted on foot and you will see or visit inside various Oxford locations including two of the three Harry Potter film sites (or only 1 film site, on dates where closures are published- so check dates below, before booking).
On this tour, you will find out lots about the main Harry Potter actors & the producers and J.K Rowling's decisions how to bring the much loved stories onto the screen. You will learn about how various incidents shaped the success of the stories and films but will also be introduced to other legendary literary characters and writers who are associated with Oxford, such as Lewis Carroll, J.R.R Tolkien and CS Lewis.
Tour duration averages 90-120 minutes.
You may be also shown additional colleges but the Harry Potter film sites are New College cloister, Christchurch staircase & cloister & the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library.
NB Notice about closures affecting the tour on the following dates:
On any date that New college publishes a closure after you have already pre- booked the New college tour with us, then the tour will instead go to Christchurch but please note that we will request you on such dates to pay an additional £5 extra per person in cash at start of the tour, in order to cover our additional costs of at least £5 extra per person to take the tour to Christchurch instead of to New college.
New college film site is closed but option to book tour to Christchurch on these dates:
Oct 13th, Nov 3rd, Nov 10th, Dec 8th, Dec 23rd to Jan 3rd, so on these dates, BOOK Christchurch instead. No tours on Dec 25th or Dec 26th.
Christchurch is closed on Dec 20th (AM only) plus on Dec 25th, Dec 26th 2018. Plus on July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th, Sep 20th, Dec 25 2019.
Christchurch Dining hall only is closed on following dates (the tour will go ahead as the hall is NOT the film site anyway):
Dec 14th 2018 PM only, Dec 20th 2018
plus 2019 DATES:
2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:
Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 2 2019.
Jan 19 2019 tbc?
March 2 + March 9 2019
May 4+11 2019