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Oxford: New College and Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Product ID: 70566
Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters from the Harry Potter movies on a 1.5 to 2-hour locations tour. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.
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Duration: 1.75 hours
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  • Experience the magic of Oxford on a Harry Potter film locations tour
  • Explore the historic colleges with your enthusiastic guide. Outside high season, average tour group sizes are 5 people or less
  • Test your Hogwarts knowledge at a fun Potter-mania quiz
  • See inside New College film site plus the Divinity School film site, as and when the Divinity School is open
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies and see inside New College Harry Potter film site. The tour also includes entry to the Divinity school film site at the Bodleian Library, as and when it is open.

New College (founded in 1379) cloisters are where scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movie were filmed. Enjoy its curious grotesques, attractive gardens and admire the impressive medieval city walls. New College is said to be haunted, so if you're lucky you may see more than just talking pictures and floating lamps in its medieval Hogwart-style dining hall. 

The Divinity School at the Bodleian Library, is where the hospital and dance scenes took place. Discover how life at Hogwarts compares with a modern-day Oxford education. Can you answer all the guide's Harry Potter quiz questions along the way? The medieval library is not open to any guides or young children and so is not visited.
  • Entrance to 2 of the 3 film location sites (on availability only) you will only see 1 film site on any dates when Divinity school is closed
  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • Entry fee to see inside The Divinity School (Harry Potter film site) (as and when it's open)
  • Entry to the New College film site worth up to £7 per person
What’s Not Included
  • Guaranteed entry to the Divinity School film site in the Bodleian Library (only visited when open)
  • Inside visit of the medieval library upstairs (the library is not open to any tour operators to conduct guided tours)

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Important information
Know before you go
· Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, New College will not 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
• The Divinity School is always closed on graduation dates and on December 24-26, December 30-31, and January 1 every year
• Published Divinity School closures in 2020 include the following university graduation dates when few colleges are open: January 18, February 29, May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July, 23, 26-28, 31, August 1-3, 5, August 7-8, September 12, September 25-26, November 6-7, November 14, and November 20, 2020
• Divinity School closures for 2021 graduation dates include the following dates: January 23, February 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 442 reviews

Review summary

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    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very informative & enjoyable tour. A good mix of historical facts about Oxford & also Harry Potter & the inspiration J K Rowling took from this beautiful city. We took our two children 12 & 10, both HP fans so also enjoyed the tour! Our guide Renata was very knowledgable & answered all questions!

6 January 2020

Renata the tour guide was brilliant. She explained everything about the tour and what to expect at the start. As well as information on Harry Potter in Oxford she had a vast knowledge of Oxford in general. REnata was very helpful very willing to get to know her party and where they came from

5 January 2020

The guide showed us the story behind what we read or watch in the movies. We visited some iconic places like Hospital Wing, Hogwarts garden corridors and the inspiration for the great hall. He showed us pictures from the movies to compare that with the original places. Well recommended for Harry Potter fans.

4 November 2019

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Product ID: 70566