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Oxford Harry Potter Tour 2023

Visit the main Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford!

from: €40
1.5 hours
Live tour guide

About Harry Potter Tour Oxford

Step into the real-life magical world of Harry Potter and visit filming locations used for the magical movie franchise in Oxford. See Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter characters and compare student life at Hogwarts with an Oxford education.

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Oxford Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour

This magical Oxford walking tour is calling all wizards and muggles! This exciting tour will take you to the prominent filming locations used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire films. This exciting tour is a must-do activity for any Harry Potter movie fan!

During the production of the films, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford, showing them the statue that looked like ‘Nearly Headless Nick’ and Turf Tavern Lane, which resembled Knockturn Alley.

This fun tour showcases the filming locations of the Harry Potter movies around Oxford. It includes entry to 1 film site via the Divinity School, where they filmed the dance, classroom, and infirmary scenes.

On this guided tour you will pass the city’s famous sights and colleges. You will also be provided with insights about the actors, the producers, and Rowling’s inspirations for writing the world-famous series. To test your knowledge of the books and films, you will take part in a Harry Potter quiz as you walk around. The tour guide will also describe how student life in Oxford compares with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

You’ll cast your eyes on some of the most important buildings and Oxford colleges and learn about other significant movies filmed in the city. Make the best out of plenty of photo opportunities and create memories that will last forever.

included
  • Tour Guide
  • Map of Oxford city center colleges, sites, and attractions 
  • Entrance to the Divinity School filming site
X not included
  • Visiting the medieval library upstairs (no guided tours are allowed in the library)
  • Entry to New College or the Christ Church filming sites
languages
  • English
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Tour Meeting Point

Your guide will be wearing a red iloveoxford lanyard and/or a Harry Potter gown and hat outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street.

Real-Life Hogwarts

Take a fun walking tour to famous film locations and see the real-life Hogwarts Library and Hogwarts Hospital.

Get Fascinating Insight

Learn everything about the connection between Oxford and the author of the famous book series and test your knowledge in a fun Potter-mania quiz.

World-Famous Filming Locations

See the Oxford location of the shrunken heads on the night bus in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Good To Know Before the tour!

  • The Divinity School site will be closed on the following dates in 2023: September 10th, September 23rd, September 24th, November 4th, November 5th, and November 12th.
  • On June 20th only, the college cloisters filming site & the chapel of New College will be closed, but the rest of New College will be open to visitors.
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A Truly Magical Experience!

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, and this walking tour met my expectations. Even if You are not that into Harry Potter, I would still recommend this tour because it allows you to explore sites around Oxford and our tour guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. 10/10 experience that I would do again!

Nick

Excellent tour

I felt like I was in Hogwarts, like Professor McGonagall or something like that. This was undoubtedly an excellent tour that takes you through all the must-see filming locations of Harry Potter movies. We saw the Bridge of Sighs, Hogwarts Infirmary, and Christ Church College. The tour was a really good mix of educational and fun activities!

Emma

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Step inside the magical world of Harry Potter by going on this amazing Oxford Walking Tour!

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Book your tour in advance, and don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

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FAQ

Was any of Harry Potter filmed in Oxford?

Many Oxford locations were used in the Harry Potter films, especially for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movies. The historic city of Oxford was a big inspiration for the HP film franchise, along with other famous cities and sites in the UK.

The Bodleian Library was used as The Divinity School and Duke Humfrey’s Library. The New College was the filming location for the Courtyard and Cloisters. And the Christ Church was the iconic Dining hall, the Bodley Tower Staircase, and Cloisters.

Which Oxford college was in Harry Potter?

Few of Oxford College’s were in the Harry Potter films. The Bodleian, Christ Church, and New College helped create the iconic sceneries and backdrops that came to be recognized as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Where was the Hogwarts dining room filmed?

The iconic Hogwarts Dining Hall scenes were filmed in Christ Church, which undoubtedly became the most famous and iconic filming location of the entire Harry Potter film series.

Was Hogwarts based on Oxford?

Although J.K. Rowling wrote her world-famous book in Edinburgh, it’s understandable that many ideas for Hogwarts were based on the famous English universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Book This Oxford Harry Potter Tour And Step Into The Magical Wizarding World Of Hogwarts!

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  • “A must-do experience for every Harry Potter fan!” – Carol
  • “Such a fun tour for all ages, my family loved it!” – Mike

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