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Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


  • Guided walking tour of Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford
  • Family-friendly and ideal for fans of Harry Potter
  • Learn about literary legends that attended Oxford University
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Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
See inside the Divinity school film site at Bodleian library + see many super sights from outside
NB all university colleges are still closed in June 2021 due to Covid19 closures

Departure Point

15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Return Details

18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Your tour begins outside of Oxford Visitor Information Center. Greet your guide—the one in a Harry Potter-inspired cloak—prior to your departure time. 

As you stroll towards the historic Oxford University, your guide regales you with tales of literary legends including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. Discover insider gossip about the stars of Harry Potter and find out why J. K. Rowling chose to set the films in Oxford.  

Your tour concludes at your original departure point.
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
See inside Divinity School film site at Bodleian Library- worth £2.50 entry fee included in your ticket. NB we do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it does not anyway permit private guiding inside.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bridge of Sighs
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Pass By:  
Radcliffe Camera
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Stop At:  
Sheldonian Theatre
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours. This venue is open to public in 2020 but only if very small sized groups.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
This venue is not visited inside of and is currently also closed to guides but we can introduce this film site from the outside by telling you about scenes that were filmed in Christ church meadows but which never reached the screen
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • July 7th 2021, tour starts early at 11am as film site closing early that date only!
  • REFUNDS POLICY: we don't offer refunds but with at least 24 hours notice, we usually can reschedule to a new date
  • If you opt to book a foreign language tour, this may be possible if you give us adequate advance notice of at least 24 hours. If we cannot offer a tour in a foreign language, then you will be refunded or invited to join the tour in English with any cost difference refunded.
  • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • June 17th 2021 - if you try to book on this date, we will warn you & offer you a refund or reschedule.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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  • "Well worth the expense rather than trying to do yourself." See review


203 Reviews

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Fantastic tour, would highly recommend.
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour, our guide was so knowledgeable about all things Oxford, we had an incredible tour. With insights about studying at Oxford to have actually met JK Rowling herself Peter was a wealth of knowledge and kept us on our toes with his Harry Potter quiz!
Definitely book this tour…..
, Jun 2021
This is a must do tour. It always makes a difference when the person taking the tour is so passionate and has a wealth of knowledge with lots of interesting facts. Peter our your guide ticked all the boxes. He was very friendly and catered the tour for families, couples and singles. The tour was planned for 2 hours and although Covid restrictions has changed the original tour slightly Peter didn’t cut the tour short In actual fact went on for 2.5+ hours. Little touches such as chocolates and cake for all those on the tour as well as having the whole Harry Potter wardrobe in his rucksack which we were all allowed to dress and have memorable photos taken in the Bodlean Library and where the infirmary shots from the Harry Potter movie was filmed. We got to learn about places that Inspector Morse was filmed as well as information from CS Lewis’ The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the rings and Alice in Wonderland. All in all a very enjoyable tour and I would suggest it to anyone.
Kids city walk
, Jun 2021
Interesting informations from the guide who had lots of local knowledge , history and of course Harry Potter. Kids were excited and engaged throughout that 2 hrs walk.well worth it.
Oxford Harry Potter walking tour
, May 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Peter our guide had a great sense of humour, knowledge and experience and kept us entertained throughout Kids loved it Would highly recommend
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Fabulous day
, May 2021
What can I say what a fabulous tour around Oxford the guide Peter was very informative and witty really knows his stuff from Harry Potter to Cs Lewis and the Harry Potter gowns, hats and wands he supplied really added to the day would thoroughly recommend this tour, we were there as a family and the trip appealed to all ages what a great day
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Would highly recommend
, Oct 2020
We loved the tour- Alastair made the experience really enjoyable especially given the circumstances. We loved learning not just about Harry Potter but other authors that wrote in oxford. He went above and beyond and we couldn't recommend it more.
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Nice and will come back
, Sep 2020
It’s was nice and Peter is really good guide and have nice knowledge... It was fun but due to COVID We are limited however peter did really good job and make sure we all have the information or learn and enjoy the same time . I love to come back when world will go back to normal All the best and keep up the gud work..
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What a great experience!
, Dec 2019
Sophie was our guide and she did a fantastic job! My husband and I were the only people in the group so she kindly asked us if we had any interests besides Harry Potter. We did and she tailored the toured to our specific interests. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. We highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi. Thanks for leaving such a super review of your tour with Sophie
Very Few Filming Locations
, Oct 2019
The tour is more about the inspiration JK Rowlings received from Oxford more than the actual sites of filming. The majority of the tour was about "This is what inspired her", "This is where the crew came to get ideas for building the sets", etc. During the 2 hour tour, we saw 1 filming location. Save the money and do a self guided tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi. I am sorry that you could apparently not get into the Divinity school film site and that you felt that the tour did not meet your expectations. I understand that it's always disappointing when you can't enter the Divinity school film site but our advertising does make it very clear (mentioned several times over) that we can never guarantee entry into the Divinity school as it is the university's primary events space and so can and does sometimes close without any advance notice. Moreover our tours advertise that we go to two of the three locations but never all three locations. This is partly to keep tours to 2 hours rather than being too long and 3-4 hours long but also because if we promised to take the tour to all three film sites, then we would have to cancel the tour on many dates since there are several dates in the year when either New college film site or Christchurch film site may close. On any dates when the principal sites of either New college or of Christchuch are closed, these are published and we simply remove the specific (either New college or Christchurch) tour from sale. Sincerely, Alasdair
Excellent tour
, Aug 2019
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Well worth the expense rather than trying to do yourself. Good stories and other information along the way. Good fun
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks for recommending your tour with us!

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