Guided tour

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 42.12 per person

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. Currently, in 2022, this is located next to the Ukrainian refugee's sculpture.

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Know before you go

  • On any dates when the Divinity school is closed, you will be notified in advance and given an offer to either reschedule or to instead visit New College film site
  • 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
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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!

January 4, 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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November 3, 2022

This is what I wrote: I think Peter was the best guide ever booked for any tour we have been to. He went above and beyond anything reasonably expected from a tour guide. For almost three hours we were quizzed, guided, told stories about the history of Oxford and Harry Potter. The kids nevers once glimpsed at their phones! He kept our attention by beeing interesting and attentive to our needs. He gave us entry to colleges we normally would not have been able to enter into, we did not expect to see the Christ Church cathedral but luckily on the night of our tour there was a concert and free entrance. And what an ending to a perfect tour it was! The quire sang in the big cathedral their voices echoing from the walls making them stronger, the melody was divine. Had we gone around Oxford on our own it would have been a disaster. Peter even sent us some interesting documentaries connected to Oxford and gave us numerous tips on what else we could see and do ourserves. He made the whole family

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November 2, 2022

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