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New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford - with unbiased reviews

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford

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Overview
Get an inside look at the world of Harry Potter on this walking tour of Oxford. Accompany your guide inside the grand buildings of Oxford University, including New College and Divinity School—both used for Hogwarts in the films. Hear lesser-known stories about the filming, as well as context about Oxford's long history as a place of literary inspiration. A small group ensures plenty of time for questions.
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You'll start at
Oxford Visitor Information Centre
15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UKMeet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
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  • 1
    New College
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Bodleian Library
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
18 Broad St
18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UKTour ends nearby on same street as we start tour on.
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Highlights
  • Hear lesser-known stories about the movies' filming
  • A small group size ensures an intimate experience
  • Tour inside New College and Divinity School, used for Hogwarts in the films
  • Benefit from the expertise of your guide, a genuine Harry Potter fan
What to Expect
Meet your guide—who will be easy to spot dressed in a Hogwartsesque cloak—in the center of Oxford and embark upon your tour. As you walk toward Oxford University, listen as your guide tells you about the city's pre-J.K. Rowling literary heritage and authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll who studied, wrote, and lived here. Your guide also provides some inside information about the filming of the movies. Discover the magic of the New College and Divinity School, and understand why they were featured in the movies. Also, marvel at the 11 million antique volumes in Bodleian Library. After exploring the filming locations, your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Duration
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Return Details
18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Inclusions
  • Please check 'Exclusions' or 'Additional Info' for dates of published closures. NB Saturdays 10.30am tours to Christchurch, visits HP film sites at Christchurch but not the dining hall!
  • 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.
  • Entry/Admission - New College
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
  • New college CLOSED EVERY day from Dec 8-Dec 18. Plus closed for Xmas period about Dec 21 to Jan 1st
  • Divinity school is closed on Dec 24-26 and from Dec 30 2019 to January 2nd 2020
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:
  • 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.
  • NOTICE:
  • Divinity school is closed on Dec 24-26 and from Dec 30 2019 to January 2nd 2020
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Valentina G wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions14 helpful votes
Loved this tour! My tour guide, Laura, was so informative and an amazingly pleasant person to walk around Oxford with. I learned so much on this tour and would definitely recommend.
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Valentina?, Thanks for recommending your tour with Laura. Best regards, Alasdair
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Alun wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions22 helpful votes
I booked this as a gift and fun thing to do with my family while exploring Oxford. We warmed to our guide Laura immediately, so welcoming and full of love for this city. She took us on what was scheduled as an approximate hour long tour but was actually two hours long.
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 1 week ago
Hi. Thanks for leaving such a superlative and detailed review of your Oxford tour with Laura.
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Denise K wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions16 helpful votes
This was just the best tour with all of the Harry Potter magic and fascination that all of the movies and books had provided over the years. I would go back again!
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Denise, Thanks for recommending your tour
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Matt S wrote a review Nov 2019
20 contributions18 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the “Professor” taking us around to see the sights that inspired J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter and some of the film locations. Great to get a chance to see some University areas that we never would have explored on our own. Our guide emphasized Harry Potter of
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 2 weeks ago
Glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Sincerely
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Catherine G wrote a review Nov 2019
30 contributions24 helpful votes
We took this tour on Friday 1st November. Alasdair did a fantastic job of engaging everyone on the tour, which ranged in ages and knowledge. It was great for us as parents to learn interesting facts about Oxford, it’s past students and see key little points we would have
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Catherine, Thanks for the great compliment for my tour. It is always fun for me to have lots of younger children on the tour as they are always such big fans! Sincerely, Alasdair
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