Guided tour

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 91.51 per person

Likely to sell out

Get an insight into university life in Oxford on a combo 2-hour guided walking tour and 1-hour timed entry to Christ Church college with an audio guide. See some of the school's iconic film sites.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Get an insight into life at one of the world's oldest universities
  • Go inside the filming location for the Divinity School from Harry Potter
  • Learn about figures like Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland"
  • See inside Oxford's most famous attraction with a visit to Christ Church
  • Jump inside the magical worlds of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter
Full description

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour introducing the making of Harry Potter in Oxford and a 1-hour entry ticket and audio guided tour inside Christ Church College. 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.

See inside the Divinity School, another Harry Potter film site, at the Bodleian Library (access permitting) one of the oldest libraries in Europe. On any dates when Christ Church may be closed, instead visit New College, another great Hogwarts film site.

Visit the Divinity School and see Christ Church's cloisters and staircase that were used as inspiration for the Great Hall.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Divinity School film site and the Bodleian Library entry (subject to availability) worth £2.50 per person
  • Christ Church College pre-paid 1-hour entry worth £16 per person
  • Skip-the-line privileges at Christ Church (subject to availability)
  • Audio guide at Christ Church
  • Map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
  • Entrance to any colleges not on the tour route
  • Live guide inside Christ Church
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • Your guide will be wearing either a red lanyard or a Harry Potter gown

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you book at the last minute the activity provider can run the tour but cannot guarantee that the provider can get you entry tickets to visit Christ church. In high season, online tickets can sell out days in advance
  • If no Christ church entry tickets are available, the activity supplier will forewarn you
  • On Saturday mornings, Christ Church Hall is rarely open but the tour runs anyway as the hall is not the actual film site.
  • The Divinity school film site is closed on these dates in 2022:
  • Aug 27, then September 10, September 23, September 24, November 4, November 5, November 12
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide was Peter, who was absolutely accommodating, considerate, entertaining and knowledgeable. Meeting point was easy to find and Peter provided Harry Potter costume props, which really helped the group to bond right away. Not only did the tour consist of Harry Potter but other movie locations. Peter included background information regarding how J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books took so much inspiration by Oxford. The tour also pass through the awesome Turf Tavern. Throughout the tour, Peter included Harry Potter trivia quizzes and prizes. Peter also included some C.S. Lewis and Tolkien locations or Oxford connections. I really appreciate Peter for making accommodations for me because I had to end the tour a bit early. Peter included an email after the tour: 14 Harder Harry Potter questions from the books.

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August 5, 2022

Our guide was Michiel van Hout, who absolutely made this experience utterly magical. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time in Oxford to do his Inklings tour, too! 100000/10 stars!. I thought we were just signing up to see different Harry Potter movie locations in Oxford, but his tour was so much more than that! Michiel was so knowledgeable and passionate, and we learned all about the different wayys Oxford inspired JK Rowling and the HP books/movies certainly, but ALSO other monumental writers as well like C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. Between the rich history of Oxford itself, learning about how it has inspired both Rowling and other writers, AND seeing several, easily recognizable Harry Potter Locations: this fantasy lit nerd was in her ABSOLUTE GLORY.

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July 6, 2022

Peter was a delightful guide and host for our tour and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. Not only did Peter lead a wonderful tour, but he offered to meet with us the next day and show us parts of the university not on the tour.

June 29, 2022

Product ID: 35599