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Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Product ID: 35599
Get an insight into university life in Oxford on a 2-hour walking tour visiting inside Christ Church college. Discover Oxford's Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter literary heritage at Oxford's most popular tourist attraction.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Get an insight into life at one of the world's oldest universities
  • See many of Oxford's most famous colleges on the route to Christ Church & where open, see inside the Divinity school (Harry Potter) film site
  • Learn about colorful characters, such as Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland"
  • See inside Christ Church - Oxford's most famous attraction - a Harry Potter film site and home of "Alice in Wonderland"
  • Benefit from entry to Christ Church which is included as part of your booking
Full description
Enjoy a walking tour visiting inside Christ Church College, to see and hear about both Harry Potter and Lewis Carroll’s legendary characters, such as Alice and the Mad Hatter. Book in advance to beat the queues at Christ Church, Oxford's most popular tourist attraction. Admire views onto Christ Church Meadows on the borders of the rivers Cherwell and Isis. See longhorn cattle graze and the dreamy spires of Merton College and Corpus Christi.

Access permitting, you will also see inside another Harry Potter film site, the Divinity School at the famous Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. On any dates when Christ Church may be closed, this tour will visit the inside of New College, another great Hogwarts film site, instead. If this happens you also have the option to reschedule for a different tour or a different date.

On this tour, you will visit 2 of the 3 film sites (where and when access is permitted). While you may visit Divinity School, you will not visit inside the medieval library as it is not open to private guides. On Saturday mornings, Christ Church Hall is rarely open but the tour runs anyway as it's not a film site.
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Christ Church College (worth up to £15 per person)
  • Entrance to the Divinity School film site and the Bodleian Library, when it's open (£2 per person)
  • Skip the line Christ Church tickets (subject to availability)
  • Map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to any colleges not on the tour route when an entrance fee is required and entrance has not been pre arranged

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• If you book at the last minute the local partner can run the tour but cannot guarantee that you will skip the line
• In high season online tickets can sell out 1 week in advance so the tour will have to queue to buy tickets on the door
• Divinity School (the second film site at the Bodleian library) can close suddenly with no advance notice so entrance to the Divinity school cannot be guaranteed
• All entry fees are included in your ticket (please note that entry fees equate to over 1/3 of the adult public ticket price and over 1/2 of the child public ticket price)
• Published Divinity school closures 2020 include the following university graduation dates when few colleges are open: May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July 31, Aug 1, Aug 7, Aug 8, Sep 12, Sep 25, Sep 26, Nov 6, Nov 7, Nov 14, and Nov 20 of 2020
• Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021: Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15 of 2021
• Christchurch Hall closures 2020: Apr 24, May 9, Oct 4, Oct 9
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Peter was a very informative guide who managed to keep every member of our family interested and entertained (incl 16 and 7 year old children). We saw many items we would not have noticed if we had done the visit on our own and were also given additional recommendations to make the most of Oxford. Would totally recommend the visitoxfordtours guides !

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February 23, 2020

As it was a last minute same day booking, i am really glad a wonderful guide was sent to us. I was with my 14 year old girl. Laura, the guide, is so passionate, warm, friendly and professional in introducing and bringing us around Christ church College of Oxford University and also other colleges around Oxford. She helps bringing alive some of the Harry Potter movie sites and inspirations drawn from the Oxford environment. Laura is so informative and lively that my teenage girl was so interested and happy. Thank you for making our 1 day trip in Oxford wondeful and worthwhile.

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December 22, 2019

Peter provided an excellent tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Peter was knowledgable and entertaining. The tour was scheduled for two hours, but he just kept showing us interesting sites so the tour ended up being closer to 3 hours. Our 12 year old daughter stayed engaged as well. This tour gave us a great introduction to Oxford and exceeded our expectations!

July 7, 2019

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Product ID: 35599