Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
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From US$ 48.90 per person

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Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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
  • See the areas that J.K. Rowling suggested for the Harry Potter series
  • Learn how real student life at Oxford is similar to Hogwarts
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.

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 the Divinity School film site, 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.

  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • Entrance to the Divinity School film site worth £2.50 per person
  • Inside visit of the medieval library upstairs
  • Entry to the New College film site or the Christ Church film site

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Meeting point

Meet your guide wearing a red, iloveoxford, lanyard and/or Harry Potter gown and hat outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street, Oxford. You should also see a red sign board on the street outside. The meeting point is located next door to the Oxfam shop.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Private guides are not allowed to take you to the medieval library upstairs
  • From roughly Dec 24 to January 3, the only film site open is Christ Church; as Christ Church costs £16 per person to enter, it will not be included in the tour price, but you can book Christ Church tickets on your own
  • The activity provider cannot always offer entry to the Divinity School on dates when it has a venue closure such as during graduation dates. On such dates, the activity provider will inform you if there is such a closure and will offer you opportunity to reschedule, cancel. or to continue with the tour for an additional extra £5 cash per person to replace entry to the Divinity School with entry to the New College
  • The Divinity School is closed on March 23 and March 24 plus every day from March 25 until April 2
  • 2023 graduation dates include:
  • Feb 25, March 4, May 6, 13 and 20, June 21 (encaenia), July 15, 25, 28, and 29, August 5, September 22 and 23, and November 3, 4, and 11
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A great tour — perfect for my almost 10yo HP fan, but covered so much more than just the film locations. Really touched on various ways that Oxford history and culture influenced both JK Rowling as well as other well known literary figures (CS Lewis, Tolkien, Lewis Carrol as well as some references to Shakespeare and Jane Austen). Enjoyable for both kids (late elementary and middle years) and adults with an interest in literature and English history.

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March 26, 2023

Amazing your that combines Harry Potter with Oxford history. Our tour guide was so sweet! She even helped us getting tickets for the Christ Church at the end of the tour. Pacing was good and there were several quizzes during the tour. I feel like I got to know a lot about Oxford after this. Recommended!

March 26, 2023

Having never been to Oxford, this was a wonderful tour led by Michiel that connected literature and places around Oxford that served as inspiration for the Harry Potter series, as well as a deeper history. It was very interesting for my husband and me, our children under 10 were along for the ride mostly but our older one enjoyed parts of the tour!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 70566