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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church

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Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
  • Visit the Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary
  • Explore old Oxford colleges whose rooms and cloisters doubled as Hogwarts
  • Hear insider gossip about the movies, characters, and filming
  • Take part in a Harry Potter quiz as you walk and discover
  • Learn about Oxford University and other children’s books written in the city
  • Admission fees included, apart from entry fee to Christ Church college
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Departure Point

5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

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Returns to original departure point
Meet your Oxford University student guide in central Oxford, and head for Hogwarts' Infirmary, set in one of the halls of the famous Bodleian Library.

Imagine the infirmary’s beds in place here, and admire the richly sculpted beasts and biblical carvings that appeared in many of the Harry Potter movies.

Next, explore one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges, delving into the rooms and cloisters that featured as Hogwarts’ gloomy interior. See other filming locations, hear trivia about the characters and movie productions, and enjoy an entertaining quiz, testing your knowledge of all things Potter.

Along the way, hear about Oxford’s place in the annals of famous children’s literature, learning how books like 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' and 'The Hobbit' were written here.

Your tour includes admission to the Bodleian, and at least two Oxford University buildings—although entrance cannot be guaranteed. Finish with a tour of Christ Church, with admission at your expense. The admission fee is charged as an extra as the college is often closed or has long lines, so the fee is not included as standard.

Your tour concludes at Christ Church, whether you explore it during the tour or not.
Stop At:  
The Divinity School
This dramatic site is not only one of the oldest parts of the University, but it was also used in various scenes when filming of Harry Potter was taking place in Oxford. Instantly recognisable as a Harry Potter site, with one of the best examples of medieval architecture in England
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
An iconic door hidden to the side would be inspirational for another famous children's writer, CS Lewis for his famous Chronicles Of Narnia. Hear how he and Tolkien would meet weekly and take inspiration from the Oxford landscape
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
Not only was this inspiration for the Hall of Hogwarts, but it's large spiral staircase would feature as one of the first scenes in Harry Potter. The tour will cover its connection with the filming, along with Alices Adventures in Wonderland. The College itself is subject to unpredictable openings, but the tour will end here - so should you wish to independently arrange entry 2 hours after the start of the tour, you can then pop inside when the tour end.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
One of the largest libraries in England and home to archaic medieval books on spells and wizards!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Christ Church
The most famous Harry Potter site in Oxford (and the most expensive Oxford College to visit)! Roam the dark corridors, see the inspiration for the Hall of Hogwarts, along with the grand Hogwarts staircase. Feel like Harry on his first day! The tour will end here, allowing you to enjoy the included audio tour and spend as much time as you like here!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Excellent Harry potter tour with Jamie as the tour guide
, Jan 2022
Excellent Harry potter walking tour in Oxford. My twins love Harry Potter and they loved this tour. Jamie the tour guide was Fantastic he had costumes for us all to wear and a pin badge and scarfs then he had a sorting hat too... The tour guide made the tour fun exciting and was very up on Harry potter he even did a quiz at the end. We loved seeing Christchurch cathedral it was a magnificent place to visit and having the headphones/audio to listen about it was great too. The Bodleian library was very beautiful too.
Trevor the brilliant guide
, Aug 2021
The weather was awful but Trevor was such an engaging, knowledgable and entertaining guide that he made the day really memorable. Would highly recommend him. Thank you Trevor for a brilliant two hours.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your kind words! We are delighted to hear you found Trevor's tour engaging and informative despite the terrible weather. That's exactly what we aim to provide :)
A couple of hours in a beautiful city
, Aug 2021
After this tour I now love Oxford, its beautiful! Loved getting an insight into the colleges and our guide Lizzy was fantastic. Very friendly and made the tour fun
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour! Lizzie's love for Oxford is indeed infectious :)
Great use of stories and humour
, May 2021
John, our walking tour guide was great. He provided some insightful stories of the long history of Oxford and its beautiful buildings. Our children enjoyed seeing the buildings that were in the Harry Potter films and informed of which scenes were filmed on location. Great use of story and humour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your kind words Justin! John does have a great sense of humor :) We are glad to hear you and the children enjoyed the tour.
THIS tour did not run. It was replaced with Walking History of Oxford tour.
, Nov 2019
Very informative. Guide was knowledgeable and had some interesting anecdotes to relate about the history of Oxford, past students of the college and university life.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us despite the site closures that led to the cancellation of the Harry Potter tour.
very nice tour!
, Jul 2019
Had a really nice time on this tour with my Study Abroad class. Our tour guide (Mar?) was excellent, and as an Oxford student herself provided a lot of interesting background from her perspective.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks for this great review of Mar's work. It's always good to get this kind of feedback about our guides and we look forward to welcoming you back onto one of our tours again soon ! Footprints Tours
Cosmo is an excellent guide and was...
, Aug 2017
Cosmo is an excellent guide and was able to answer all questions, except the nam of one bird!!! He provided a lot of information on the broader history of Oxford as well as about Harry Potter film sites. Highly recommend.
Little bit disorganised at the start...
Julian C
, May 2017
Little bit disorganised at the start and had to find the right tour - however tour was really informative and we all enjoyed it

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