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  • Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

    1. Oxford: Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry

    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. Thus, 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 1 film site only via the Divinity School, 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, ...

    Peter was very friendly funny and had a lot of knowledge He helped us find a restaurant and how to get back to London

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London

    2. Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London

    Join this fantastic full day excursion from London which combines a trip to the magical Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter with a trip to the historic city of Oxford. This full day excursion begins by journeying out of London, where just under 2 hours away you'll reach the historic city of Oxford, home to England's oldest university. Enjoy a guided walking tour that takes you past famous college buildings, cloisters and quadrangles and cobblestone squares, standing in the the shadows of the famous 'dreaming spires'. At this heart of hallowed academia you’ll see the Bodlean Library, Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, and selected colleges. There are 38 independent, autonomous colleges at the University, and you will pass by many of them on your tour. After your guided tour, there will be some free time for you to explore all that Oxford has to offer at your own p...

    Excellent tour, the tour guide for Oxford is exceptional. I would advise take a day where the Oxford tour is second in the day. More time could be spent there, many things to do and places to see.

  • From London: Harry Potter Studio and Oxford Small Group Tour

    3. From London: Harry Potter Studio and Oxford Small Group Tour

    Depart London and journey to the city of Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School (admission included). Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the historical center and admire some of the most famous college buildings, cloisters and quadrangles. Delve down alleyways and into chapels, look inside dining halls and across cobblestone squares under the shadows of the legendary "dreaming spires." Enter the hallowed heartland of academia, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and other select colleges.  You then depart Oxford before journeying towards Warner Bros. Studio to take "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Located in former aircraft hangars in the residential district of Leavesden, the unique attraction recreates the magic of Harry Potter and all your favorite charact...

    Great tour guide! I think the Oxford part is a great starter to the tour and super interesting. The studio tour was amazing!

  • Oxford: CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

    4. Oxford: CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

    Discover the lives and work of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, two of Oxford University’s most famous graduates. Take a guided walking tour through the city of Oxford, to see where these writers studied, lived, and worked. Meet your guide in the city center to begin your experience. Walk past Exeter College, where Tolkien studied, and see the University Church that Lewis preached at during the Second World War. Stroll past the Eagle & Child pub, where Inklings used to meet every Tuesday, to talk about their work. Hear about the colleges where Tolkien and Lewis taught, and listen to stories told by your guide. Discover more about the unique writing style of these writers, and their influence on English Literature. Jump back in time and get a feel for how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century.

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What people are saying about Oxfordshire

If you’re looking for lots of wonderful information and A Harry Potter wizard whilst you tour Oxford, then look no further than Peter. We were lucky enough to have both Peter and Alastair showing us around and then to finish a wonderful Harry Potter quiz which our children absolutely loved. Peter then finished off with treats fit the children which was a lovely touch. Every question answered, further recommendations and lots of extra time after the tour where Peter kindly showed us around further whilst answering lots of our questions! Thank you very much guys.

An enjoyable 3 hours, I am not to be fair, a Harry Potter super fan but have watched all the films and still enjoyed this tour, it contained facts about other films and books/authors from Oxford as well as some of the history .We were only a small group which I found to be good. Peter’s knowledge was vast and he came across very well.

Excellent tour, the tour guide for Oxford is exceptional. I would advise take a day where the Oxford tour is second in the day. More time could be spent there, many things to do and places to see.

Alasdair was awesome. He told us so many cool facts about all the places that we’ve seen and the whole experience was really fun

Peter was our tour guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgable on Harry Potter and Oxford as a whole