Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including New College

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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford including College Visit

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 7 Broad St
    7 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

End point

  • Meadow Building
    Meadow Building, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK

What To Expect

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.

Blackwell's Bookshop

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bodleian Library

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Clarendon Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

New College

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Radcliffe Camera

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

6 Alfred St

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Christ Church Meadow

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Christ Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Divinity School

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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231 reviews
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Great way for our Harry Potter-enthusiast family to see Oxford highlights
Emily_E, Sep 2023
Our guide was wonderful- she was animated, informative, and engaging. She answered my daughter’s questions and kept all ages entertained. We particularly enjoyed the House Cup competition! Thank you for a wonderful time.
The tour was made very...
Elizabeth_R, Aug 2023
The tour was made very interesting by the very lively girl in charge. We loved the quiz questions. We recommend.
Phenomenal Tour Guide
Karin_D, Aug 2023
That was a phenomenal tour! I don’t know the young gal’s name who led it, but she was fantastic! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and so thoughtful of everyone in the group. I cannot speak highly enough of her. I especially appreciated how she included information about CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll as well as JK Rowling and the books and movies. Please, please convey to her our deepest thanks and appreciation!
Harry Potter visits Oxford!
Edna_S, Aug 2023
Great tour. Perfect length, knowledgeable and fun guide. Harry Potter themed - fun for kids and adults!
Great Tour, Awesome Guide
Erin_C, Aug 2023
This tour was so much fun and our guide Nancy was an absolute gem. She made the tour incredibly engaging and provided so many great facts (not just Harry Potter ones)!
Nice experience!
Egl_G, Aug 2023
Wonderful guide - very artistic. Not boring. Atractive tour. Our children liked it very much. Many interesting facts about Harry Potter movie. And more - a little bit about Tokien, Carrol, Lewis.
So much fun
Christine_C, Aug 2023
Fun and vibrant tour leader. We believed she was a witch! Seeing Oxford through the Harry Potter lens- such a good experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Happy to hear that you had a great time exploring Oxford through the Harry Potter lens. Our team is delighted that you found our tour leader fun and vibrant – it's always our goal to make your experience memorable. May the magic of Oxford and Harry Potter continue to brighten your days! 🪄
Potter and Oxford fun for kids and adults!
Beth_L, Aug 2023
Nancy was an excellent tour guide who incorporated so much into the tour! Harry Potter film facts, Oxford history, Harry Potter quiz, and more. The kids really enjoyed it and the adult learned a lot about the University. Only comment would be that the website is misleading as it says that entrance to the Bodleian and a stop at The Bear is included. We did not do these things. That said, we loved our guide and would take a tour with her again!
I love this trip because...
YuetYung_L, Jul 2023
I love this trip because I did learn information related to Harry Potter and also other history of England and Oxford
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for joining our tour! We are pleased to show you the magic part of Oxford :)
So entertaining!
Oliver_B, Jul 2023
Nancy was a great tour guide she stayed in character throughout the tour and answered all the questions and told us all the info in a entertaining way.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are pleased that you enjoyed Nancy's tour! Hope to see you again in the next tour!
Hufflepuff ruled
Darryl_W, Jul 2023
Nice walk around the town of Oxford we also had a very good guide try hat got all the teams involved.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review! We would make constant improvement to make it an even better experience for everyone!
Must do for Harry Potter lovers!
Sadie_K, Jul 2023
Nancy was great! She was so enthusiastic and a great story teller. I could tell she really loved her job. She was very knowledgeable and kept us all interested. We had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see and she even gave us tips on when to come back and see certain things(things not included in the tour). She played games and kept us engaged and made the tour really interactive. Keep in mind it’s a walking tour and is nearly all outside. So dress for the weather. However it was a beautiful day when we went. I wish I could upload photos. It was magical!
Harry Potter disaster
Robert_A, Jul 2023
We made arrangements months before the oxford harry potter walking tour and arrived on time to the designated meeting point. We learned from the local tour company representative that there was no harry potter walking tour at that time. We showed him our tickets and he claimed it was a Viator mistake, not his problem. We protested and he sent on another general university tour. He completely through Viator under the bus, claiming it was their ticket, even through the ticket also printed Footprints name as well. Shame on both companies for their inability to communicate and coordinate, destroying a long-awaited tour opportunity. Do not trust Viator or Footprints ticket arrangements.
Neeti_S, Jul 2023
Excellent guide. She was witty and engaging.we enjoyed the walk. Will certainly visit the places again.
Great tour!
Maria_K, Jun 2023
Our guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We didn't see some areas but it was because the college was in session. But otherwise sufficient.
Magical and fascinating!!
Marta_C, Jun 2023
Fantastic tour! The tour guide, who called herself Natsai Onai, was perfectly on topic and took us to another era with her passion. For adults and children, for those who want to take a tour of Oxford with a touch of magic. 100 point to Natsai!!!
Harry Potter tour in Oxford
TERRY_P, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Nancy was great fun & very knowledgeable about all things Harry Potter related and Oxford in general.. her energy was phenomenal! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to be entertained and see Oxford in a unique way. Terry & Ann
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the magic part of Oxford with Nancy! Thank you for choosing our tour, Terry and Ann!
Fun family tour!
Laura_R, Jun 2023
This Harry Potter waking tour was very fun for my family with young kids. They were fascinated by the fun facts and beautiful architecture walking through Oxford. Our guide was entertaining and very friendly! Her brain was filled with fun facts! We had a great time!
Great day out with the family!
Kristen_D, May 2023
Amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable and very helpful with selecting routes for the pram. She did an excellent job discussing the magic of Oxford.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the magic time with us :) Hope to see you again in the future.
Great Harry Potter tour, needed better amplification for commentary
Michelle_F, May 2023
Absolutely the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was because we often couldn’t hear the guide’s running commentary because the group was spread out in a long line and I was often near the end of the line. Otherwise, it was great and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable and did a great job. I can’t remember her name, but we were on the 12 noon Harry Potter walking tour on May 26, 2023. BTW- she was wearing the cutest cat knee socks :-)
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We greatly value your feedback and appreciate your compliments about our guide, Ellen. Your kind words mean a lot to us! We assure you that we will take your suggestions seriously and strive for continuous improvement to enhance the overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, so you can see the positive changes firsthand. Thank you again for your support!

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