Guided tour

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

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82 reviews

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Guided tour

Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
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From US$ 91.70 per person

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Get insight into university life at Oxford on a walking tour. Tour Christ Church College with an audio guide, visit iconic Hogwarts film sites, and enjoy entry to the Divinity School or New College.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Dutch, French, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • 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 walking tour introducing the making of Harry Potter in Oxford and an 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. 


First, admire the views of Christ Church Meadows. Take in the borders of the rivers of Cherwell and Isis. Next, see longhorn cattle graze and the dreamy spires of Merton College and Corpus Christi.


Then, see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. See Christ Church's cloisters and staircase that were used as inspiration for the Great Hall, or visit New College.


Also enjoy entry to either the Divinity School or the New College film site.

  • 2-hour guided tour
  • 1-hour self-guided entry to Christ Church College
  • Divinity School film site at the Bodleian Library entry (subject to availability)
  • Skip-the-line entry to Christ Church (subject to availability)
  • Audio guide for Christ Church
  • Map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
  • Guided tour duration two hours plus one hour self guided entry to Christ church
  • Entry to the Divinity School
  • Entry to the New College

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street, next to the Oxfam shop. Your guide will be wearing either a red lanyard or a Harry Potter gown. You might also see the activity provider's red sign board on the street with their contact details.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you book last minute the activity provider can run the tour but cannot guarantee tickets to Christ Church. 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
  • The Divinity School and the New School can sometimes be closed on the same day
  • The New College is closed every day over Christmas from December 22, 2022 until January 3, 2023
  • The Divinity School is usually closed every day for Christmas from December 24 until either December 27 or until January 2
  • The activity provider cannot guarantee entry to the Divinity School on dates with venue closures. On such dates, you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule. The Divinity School is closed on March 23 and March 24 plus every day from March 25 until April 2, 2023. It is also usually closed on:
  • Feb. 25, March 4, May 6, 13, 20, June 21, July 15, 25, 28, 29, Aug. 5, Sept. 22, 23, Nov. 3, 4, 11
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4.5 /5

based on 82 reviews

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The guide Peter was excellent! He shared information about harry potter, but also shared information about other authors such as Tolkien and CS Lewis as well as the history of the college and the town, overall telling a story of Oxford's literary connections to fantasy. It was a very fun way to experience Oxford for the first time, and took us to some actual film locations from Harry Potter! my group booked the admission to Christ Church College and I very much reccomend it. This was a public tour and we had two families with young children and several adult groups. Peter provided info and engagement that appealed to all ages, including a few pieces of Harry Potter gear such as wands and scarves for those who wanted them.

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March 26, 2023

I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Peter, was amazing. He knows a lot of stories about Oxford history and he's a Harry Potter expert. So he shared his knowledge with us. My daughter (10 years old) listened attentively from start to finish ! I therefore recommend this visit. I'm convinced that this is the best way to experience Oxford.

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March 26, 2023

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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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 35599