Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Walking Tour Including New College

4.7 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

Oxford: Harry Potter Walking Tour Including New College

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

From US$ 27.79 per person

Embark on a magical, student-led adventure into the medieval buildings that inspired the Harry Potter series and others. Discover the Door to Narnia and learn about the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Oxford University and the famous novels written in the city
  • Visit the Bodleian Library to see the hall used as the Hogwart's Infirmary
  • Explore Oxford's oldest colleges
  • Hear insider facts about the movies, the characters, and the filming
  • Roam through the magical New College which inspired various scenes
Full description

Meet your Oxford University student guide in central Oxford and head for the Hogwarts' Infirmary, set in one of the halls of the famous Bodleian Library. Imagine the infirmary’s beds in place here, and admire the richly sculpted beasts and biblical carvings that appeared in many of the Harry Potter movies. Next, explore one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges, delving into the rooms and cloisters that featured as Hogwarts’ gloomy interior. See other filming locations and hear trivia about the characters and movie productions. Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter with our custom quiz. Along the way, hear about Oxford’s influence in famous children’s literature, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to The Hobbit. Finish with a tour of the exterior of Christ Church, whose hall was an inspiration and not the actual Dining Hall at Hogwarts.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Divinity School
  • Entrance to New College
  • Harry Potter quiz and prize
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Christ Church
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
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This tour was much more than just Harry Potter. It was a history of the buildings, a deeper understanding of the impact the city had on many other writers, and the beautiful way the city sits within its environment. The guide was excellent! Good for the younger set and for the older.

July 5, 2022

My Harry Potter walking tour experience was with a superbe guide, Jamie. He was a nice person that knows a lot about the city, history and of course Harry Potter! The tour is also good for people that doesn't know a lot Harry Potter because Jamie was so able to describe scenes of Harry Potter that, even if I only have seen one time the film, I can remember it. Excellent!

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January 30, 2022

Our guide Trevor was brilliant! His knowledge of the city was incredible and the information was delivered through a mixture of facts and story telling. We were totally gripped for the full two hours and felt like we gained a lot of knowledge about Oxford City centre. Excellent value for money would totally recommend ! Further, the Harry Potter tour was cancelled due to covid, but the customer service team were brilliant at keeping us informed and booking us on to Trevors tour for the same time and date. Couldn’t rate our experience highly enough! Thank you!

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June 20, 2021

Product ID: 331461