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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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Departure Point
5 Broad Street, central Oxford
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very interessting tour. The tourguide Martin was really entertaining and had an amazing Harry Potter knowledge. Alltrough the wather was bad he kept everybody in a good mood and we laughed a lot. The Harry Potter filmsets we visited where really great. Im sure we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Footprints T, Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

It is impressive that Martin knows so much about both history AND Harry Potter. I don't know where he's found the time! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour, and Martin will be delighted to see this review. Thanks for taking a moment...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We loved it, but it's more like a general tour of Oxford with a bit of Potter thrown in. Definitely worth doing, we learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Freddie was a fun guide and made us feel quite welcome. Would recommend to anyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We took the Harry Potter Walking Tour in a group of 7. The tour largely consists of relating aspects of the Harry Potter books to particular sites in Oxford, largely the Bodleian Library and New College. Even though I am not a fan of Harry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Fergal O, Front Office Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thanks for the review :)

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The tour was as much a university tour as a Harry Potter. Sure, we went to some sites where they filmed scenes from the movie. It was great that our guide had an iPad with images and scenes from the movies. A great reference. But...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Excellent information-packed couple of hours spent in Oxford, visiting Harry Potter film locations. Our guide, Peter was as enthusiastic as he was knowledgeable. Well worth the money which also covered the cost of getting in to the places of interest on the tour, like Christ...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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