Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

From £25.99 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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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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Important information

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.
  • From Sep 9th 2021 onwards, tour duration reduced to 75-90 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 522 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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As a super Harry Potter fan, I really enjoyed this tour. Peter really knows his stuff and also provided some interesting facts about Tolkien, Lewis Carrol, and C.S Lewis. The tour lasted several hours which made it very good value, and included a little quiz and some cakes to keep us going. The fancy dress added a bit of fun especially for the children in the group. I never knew how much influence Oxford had on so many writers until now. I would really recommend this tour.

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24 October 2021

Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry.

What a brilliant tour! Booked this as an alternative to the usual city tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Peter, our guide, shared his extensive Harry Potter knowledge in a fun way, putting it into the Oxford context, a city which inspired JK Rowling in her writings. We also learnt about the history of Oxford and some of it’s other authors.

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5 October 2021

The guide was very knowledgeable about Oxford, very friendly and very funny. I'm not sure I'd class it was a Harry Potter tour though as it delved into a lot of other history and writers. This was fine for us, as we found it interesting, but you could tell some people wanted it to be more Harry Potter focused.

16 September 2021

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