Guided tour

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

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Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 92.39 per person

Get an insight into university life in Oxford on a guided walking tour. See Christ Church college with an audio guide, and visit iconic Hogwarts film sites.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get an insight into life at one of the world's oldest universities
  • Go inside the filming location for the Divinity School from Harry Potter
  • Learn about figures like Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland"
  • See inside Oxford's most famous attraction with a visit to Christ Church
  • Jump inside the magical worlds of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter
Full description

Enjoy a walking tour introducing the making of Harry Potter in Oxford and an audio-guided tour inside Christ Church College. See and hear about both Harry Potter and Lewis Carroll’s legendary characters, such as Alice and the Mad Hatter. 


First, admire the views of Christ Church Meadows. Take in the borders of the rivers of Cherwell and Isis. Next, see longhorn cattle graze and the dreamy spires of Merton College and Corpus Christi.


Then, see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. See Christ Church's cloisters and staircase that were used as inspiration for the Great Hall, or visit New College.


Your tour will conclude at the Divinity School.

  • Guide
  • Divinity School film site at the Bodleian Library entry (subject to availability) worth £2.50 per person
  • Christ Church College pre-paid 1-hour entry worth £17 per person
  • Skip-the-line privileges at Christ Church (subject to availability)
  • Audio guide at Christ Church
  • Map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
  • Entry to the Divinity School
  • Entrance to any colleges not on the tour route
  • Entry with an audio guide
  • Pre-paid ticket inside Christ Church

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • Your guide will be wearing either a red lanyard or a Harry Potter gown

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  • If you book at the last minute the activity provider can run the tour but cannot guarantee that the provider can get you entry tickets to visit Christ church. In high season, online tickets can sell out days in advance
  • If no Christ Church entry tickets are available, the activity supplier will forewarn you
  • On Saturday mornings, Christ Church Hall is rarely open but the tour runs anyway as the hall is not the actual film site
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The guide Peter was excellent! He shared information about harry potter, but also shared information about other authors such as Tolkien and CS Lewis as well as the history of the college and the town, overall telling a story of Oxford's literary connections to fantasy. It was a very fun way to experience Oxford for the first time, and took us to some actual film locations from Harry Potter! my group booked the admission to Christ Church College and I very much reccomend it. This was a public tour and we had two families with young children and several adult groups. Peter provided info and engagement that appealed to all ages, including a few pieces of Harry Potter gear such as wands and scarves for those who wanted them.

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September 27, 2022

Our guide Michel is a real fan. He knows a lot more details than we could have imagined. Not just Rowling and Potter, but other important inspirations, filming locations and authors that originated in Oxford. Even after the tour, he gave us many tips to get the most out of our day trip in Oxford. We were very grateful for that!

September 18, 2022

A great experience and to be recommended Naima is a very friendly guide and her explanations of places and events are very complete. Being French, we were lucky to have Naima as a guide who made the whole visit in French, and with appropriate explanations. A complete site visit A tip: plan a visit to the Bodleian Library Thank you

August 21, 2022

Product ID: 35599