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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library

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Muggles welcome! Embark on a magical adventure into the medieval buildings which would inspire the filming of the Harry Potter series! This 2-hour walking tour also covers the dramatic buildings and film sets there were positioned around Oxford. Along with this the tour includes other famous books such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings - along with the history of Oxford University.
  • Discover key Harry Potter locations on a small-group walking tour
  • Tour varies: You might visit Bodleian Library or Christ Church
  • Take part in a Harry Potter quiz and learn movie trivia as you explore
  • Choose between morning and afternoon tours to suit your schedule
What to Expect
The itinerary varies depending on building schedules, but a typical tour begins in central Oxford with a trip to 17th-century Bodleian Library, where scenes were shot for Hogwarts’ library and infirmary. Next, you’ll explore one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges, discovering ancient rooms and gloomy hallways that served as Hogwarts interiors.
Learn trivia about the movies and character, and enjoy an entertaining quiz as you stroll to other filming locations. Your tour ends at Christ Church, the most famous of the Harry Potter locations (it provided inspiration for Hogwarts’ dining hall). If it’s open and the lines are reasonable, your guide will show you around, although note that entrance is at your own expense.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lizzie was brilliant, very knowledgable and plenty of humour. She knew all about all of the places we visited and explained the history behind them. Constantly answered any questions asked. No pressure to offer payment but it was a pleasure to enjoy her company for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very much enjoyed the tour. Great way to do a tour of Oxford with kids. It takes you into the bodleian library to see the room used as the hospital wing and for the dance lesson and new college for the cloister used for many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Judith B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance for the Saturday tour which was cancelled at the last minute due to a wedding at one of the colleges. We were able stay a bit longer and do the Sunday tour instead but if you were only staying one day...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mariesa D
Road06461464952, Public Relations Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this feedback with regard to your tour with us this weekend. It's great you had such a good time on the tour itself. We are sorry to hear about the effect the college closure had on your Saturday. Very rarely, colleges can change...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These tours get booked so make sure you visit the Information Centre and get a slot. Even after living in Oxford I didnt take one of these tours until returning for a vacation. The guide knew everything about Harry and his adventures. The locations were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Road06461464952, Public Relations Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this excellent review of our Harry Potter tour. It's great to get this feedback for the team behind it and always great to hear its landing well with fans who are both locals and tourists. We look forward to welcoming you onto one...More

Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

Really nice and enjoyable. Make sure to have cash for the tip to the person who does the tour for you :)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bandze
Road06461464952, Public Relations Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Thanks for this great review of the Harry Potter experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon : )! Footprints tours.

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