Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Walking Tour Including New College

4.8 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Footprints Tours
Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Walking Tour Including New College

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

From US$ 30.96 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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  • 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
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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.

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  • Entrance to Divinity School
  • Entrance to New College
  • Harry Potter quiz and prize
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Christ Church

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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4.8 /5

based on 36 reviews

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We had a Harry Potter walking tour with Anastasia; it was absolutely brilliant! Anastasia was an amazing guide, full of enthusiasm and lots of Harry Potter and Oxford knowledge. The tour included lots of filming locations and inspirations for the HP films, had lots of fun facts and kept everybody engaged with information, questions and a really fun HP quiz. Anastasia took the time to speak to everyone in the group as we walked and there was time to take pictures at the locations. The time flew by and it was a really enjoyable tour - the best activity on our visit to Oxford. Highly recommended!

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March 31, 2023

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.

March 31, 2023

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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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 331461