Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour In Oxford

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning tours start at 11am to New college in high season only and year round at 2:30pm , , NB please see early start times in the <Voucher Details> section of this website page for special ear.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Meet guide outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre
  • Return Details :
    Concludes on Broad street.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Find out why this is the best rated Harry Potter Oxford tour on Tripadvisor/Viator. Our tour sizes average 5 persons or less in low season, making them smaller & more bespoke than our competitors & thus our slightly higher ticket price. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying atHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this 90-120 minute walking tour of Oxford Harry Potter film sites, Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage. See inside 2 of the 3 Hogwarts Oxford film locations (where & when permitting). Entry to film sites is access permitting- please check details below for any dates, when there might be closures, which may resulting in the tour visiting only 1 of the film sites. The film site venues we visit are either New college or Christchurch plus when open, also the The Divinity School of the Bodleian library.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Find out why this tour is the best reviewed Harry Potter Oxford tour on viator/tripadvisor! You can either book option to visit New college (entry fee worth up to 6 per person included) or option to book into Christchurch (entry fee worth up to 12 per person included)  with visit to Divinity School film site included (when open).

Your guide dressed in Hogwarts gown outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to departure time. Unless you have packed broomsticks, the tour will be conducted on foot and you will see or visit inside various Oxford locations including two of the three Harry Potter film sites (or only 1 film site, on dates where closures are published- so check dates below, before booking).

On this tour, you will find out lots about the main Harry Potter actors & the producers and J.K Rowling's decisions how to bring the much loved stories onto the screen. You will learn about how various incidents shaped the success of the stories and films but will also be introduced to other legendary literary characters and writers who are associated with Oxford, such as Lewis Carroll, J.R.R Tolkien and CS Lewis.

Tour duration averages 90-120 minutes.

You may be also shown additional colleges but the Harry Potter film sites are New College cloister, Christchurch staircase & cloister & the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library.

NB Notice about closures affecting the tour on the following dates:

June 27th + 28th- only film site open is the Divinity school. Tour will go ahead but at reduced cost.

NOTICE:
On any date that New college publishes a closure after you have already pre- booked the New college tour with us, then the tour will instead go to Christchurch but please note that we will request you on such dates to pay an additional 5 extra per person in cash at start of the tour, in order to cover our additional costs of at least 5 extra per person to take the tour to Christchurch instead of to New college.
New college film site is closed but option to book tour to Christchurch on these dates:
June 13th, June 23rd, June 29th plus July 4th, July 7th, July 13th, July 14th, June 23rd, July 21st, Aug 4th, Sep 28th, Nov 3rd, Nov 10th, Dec 8th, Dec 23rd to Jan 3rd, so on these dates, the tour instead visits Christchurch.

New college closes early, so we offer either a 12.00 or 1pm start to New college or we offer a tour at 10am or 2.30pm to Christchurch on these dates: July 13th at 12.00, July 28th at 12.00, Sep 8th at 1pm, Sep 22nd at 1pm

2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:
July 14 + 17 +20+21 +28, Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,
Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019.
Jan 19 2019 tbc?
March 2 + March 9 2019
May 4+11 2019

Inclusions

  • Entrance to 2 of the 3 film sites is possible on most days of the year-namely New college and the Divinity School (which is part of the Bodleian Library). We do not visit inside the medieval Bodleian library upstairs as it is not permitted for any guides to take you inside the library itself.
  • Please check 'Exclusions' or 'Additional Info' for dates, when only 1 film site open eg June 27th+28th only Divinity school open.
  • Please also note that on Oxford university graduation dates, if Divinity school closed, you will be offered entrance into a substitute college which is not a Harry Potter film site. This is usually Exeter college, where JRR Tolkien studied & which JK Rowling is a honorary fellow of.
  • Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
  • 2018/2019Closures of Divinity School only:

  • July 14 + 17 +20+21 +28, Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,
    Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019.
    Jan 19 2019 tbc?
    March 2 + March 9 2019
    May 4+11 2019
  • Please check for published closures in sections titled 'Exclusions' and under 'Additional Information' and under 'Voucher Info'

Exclusions

  • On this tour, we visit 2 of the 3 film sites (where & when permitting). NB While we may visit Divinity School, we don't see inside the medieval Bodleian library upstairs, as this if not open to guides or to children. On some dates, Christchurch may close dining hall or restrict viewing to entrance to hall but the hall is NOT a film site!


    PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES or REVISED START TIME:

    June 27th + 28th - the only film site open is the Divinity school!

    Tour starts early at 12.00 or at 1pm on these dates only:
    July 13 +28, Sep 8+ 22

    2018/2019Closures of Divinity School only:
    July 14 + 17 +20+21 +28, Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,
    Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019.
    Jan 19 2019 tbc?
    March 2 + March 9 2019
    May 4+11 2019

    2018 Closures of New college film site (but you can instead book tour to Christchurch - *except on June 28th*):
    June 13, June 23, June 27, June 28, June 29/ July 21/ Aug 4

    2018 Full Closure of Christchurch only (but you can instead book tour to New College- *except on June 27 or 28*):
    June 26 + June 27 + June 28, Sep 14, Dec 20, Dec 25

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that all the film sites are private venues. Thus, while we do always plan to avoid disappointments by checking ahead for published closures, occasionally venues may close without notice.

On any date that New college publishes a closure after you have already pre- booked the New college tour with us, then the tour will instead go to Christchurch but please note that we will request you on such dates to pay an additional 5 extra per person in cash at start of the tour, in order to cover our additional costs of at least 5 extra per person to take the tour to Christchurch instead of to New college.

2:30pm is the normal start time but NB please see early start times in the <Voucher Details> section of this website page for special early start times on dates, when there are film site closures or early closures. On such dates, we may start earlier.

If you select option to visit Christchurch, please note that sometimes it closes access to or restricts access to its dining hall. However, contrary to popular belief, Christchurch dining hall is not a Harry Potter film site anyway. What was filmed at Christchurch was the staircase & cloister, so on any such dates.

If the local operator is aware of advance closures and therefore cannot provide access to the film site locations on a specific date, you will either be offered the tour at a revised start time or adjacent date or refunded in full or upon your agreement, you may be booked onto a different tour that is available

On any day that the Divinity School film site is closed all day, we endeavour to show you into one of the university's other colleges. Divinity school doesn't always publish its closures, so we cannot guarantee entry to Divinity School. It has average 30 closures a year.

On any date that New college has published a closure of the cloister film site, you can instead book option of our tour to Christchurch.

PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES or REVISED START TIME:

June 27th + June 28th- reduced cost tour as only film site open is the Divinity school!

TOUR STARTS EARLY AT 12.00 on these dates only: July 7th, July 13th, July 28th

TOUR STARTS EARLY AT 1pm on these dates only:
Sep 8th, Sep 22nd

2018/2019Closures of Divinity School only:
July 14 + 17 +20+21 +28, Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,
Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019.
Jan 19 2019 tbc?
March 2 + March 9 2019
May 4+11 2019

2018 Closures of New college only (please instead book tour to Christchurch):
June 13
June 23
June 29
Sep 28
Nov 10
Dec 8
Xmas dates not yet known- likely closed about Dec 23 2018 to about Jan 4 2019

Special Notice: While very rare, the film sites are private university and college venues, on very rare occasions they may suddenly close to the public without any advance notice!