Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

From US$ 35.47 per person

Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters from the Harry Potter movies. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience the magic of Oxford on a tour for Harry Potter fans
  • Learn about the historic colleges with your enthusiastic guide
  • Test your Hogwarts knowledge in a fun Potter-mania quiz
  • Join this tour to see why hundreds of other Muggles rated it a 5-star tour
Full description

Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies. J.K. Rowling applied to study at Oxford University and so she was familiar with Oxford.

Thus, when they were producing the films, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford, pointing out various sights which they could use, such as the statue that looks like 'Nearly Headless Nick', and Turf Tavern Lane, which looks like Knockturn Alley.

This tour showcases where the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Oxford. It includes entry to 1 film site only via the Divinity School, where they filmed the classroom, dance, and infirmary scenes.

You will be passing the city's famous sights and colleges from the outside. You will also be provided with lots of insights about the actors, the producers and about JK Rowling's inspirations. As you walk around, you will take part in a Harry Potter quiz to test your knowledge of the books and films. The guide will also describe how student life in Oxford compares with Hogwarts.

  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • Entrance to the Divinity School film site
  • Inside visit of the medieval library upstairs (the library is not open to any tour operators to conduct guided tours)
  • Entry to New College film site or the Christ Church film site
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard and/or Harry Potter gown & hat outside the currently empty shop at 17 Broad Street, Oxford

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Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, New College and movie sites cannot be visited until further notice. The itinerary is subject to change
  • Please note that while the local operator always checks for any possible closures of the film location sites, they cannot guarantee entrance on the day. Closures are very rare but please understand that these are private institutions that may close their doors without advance notice
  • DIVINITY SCHOOL CLOSURE DATES 2021: Sep 11, Sep 24, Sep 25, Sep 30th. On these dates, the tour will instead visit the new college film site but for an additional £10 charge paid on the day to cover its entry costs
  • This tour does not operate from Dec 24th to Jan 1st due to the Divinity School being closed
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4.6 /5

based on 544 reviews

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Professor Mikhiel was extremely knowledgeable both about Harry Potter and Oxford - great for both myself and my son (11yo). We love Harry Potter but are not fanatical so it was a good balance for us! Thank you very much for the informative and very pleasant tour. We learnt a lot and it has hopefully inspired my son to try and study at Oxford one day!

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January 15, 2022

Michiel was an excellent guide, and the tour was both interesting and amusing. Michiel combined just enough Harry Potter and JK Rowling knowledge, information, and trivia alongside some insightful facts about the city of Oxford, the University, architecture, and literature, all of which resulted in a fulfilling 90 min tour. Michiel also added a lot of dry whit to the experience. I would say if you are solely looking for Harry Potter movie insight then this isn’t the tour for you. But for an educational, interesting, funny and informative jaunt into the nature in which Oxford and the world of Harry Potter are intertwined then mischief managed!

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December 29, 2021

Alistair was a great guide... he is extremely knowledgeable and great with all ages. It was really interesting hearing about all the famous authors. For me though, there wasn't enough Harry Potter. I thought there would be more film locations. That said, we had a lovely afternoon and learned loads about Oxford.

December 5, 2021

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