Official Harry Potter Highlights Tour of Oxford

  • See some of the most famous Harry Potter Film locations of Oxford on this 1.5 hour tour with a specially trained Oxford Blue/Green Badge Guide

  • Tour includes a visit to New College – with its Cloisters, Chapel, Medieval Dining Hall and Great Oak Tree – and a visit to the Divinity School – with your expert Guide showing you how these sites were transformed into the settings you see on film

  • Book early to avoid disappointment – this tour is very popular as it’s the chance to explore some of Oxford’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.

  • Finish outside Christ Church with the chance to buy tickets to go inside (when open) at the end of your tour

  • Friendly and professional Guide who can answer all your Harry queries, and tell you what else to look out for after your tour

  • Small group sizes (maximum 19 people) and all entrance fees included, no hidden costs

  • Leaving every Sunday (when possible and relevant colleges are open) this official tour departs at 1.45 from the Visitor Information Centre 15-16 Broad St OX16 3AS

  • To book online, please select the Date and the Time (even though there is only one Time per day). Any problems, or to book over the phone, please call us on 01865 686 441.


This 1.5-hour tour for all Harry Potter fans is designed to show you inside some of the most important Harry Potter film locations, finishing outside Christ Church at 3.15pm (with the option of buying tickets to go inside Christ Church after your tour).

Meeting Point

All Oxford Official Walking Tours (apart from the Oxford Pub Tour) meet outside the Visitor Information Centre here at 15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS.

Vouchers as Presents!

Vouchers for the Harry Potter Tours make great presents! To order, please just call us on 01865 686 441 to pay by credit card. All the recipient need do is call us when they are ready to book! Vouchers are valid for one year.

What you will see

On this tour, you will visit New College with its Medieval Dining Hall (older than Christ Church Dining Hall, the inspiration for the Hogwarts Great Hall) and go inside the Cloisters with the giant oak tree. You’ll also visit the Divinity School, part of the Bodleian Library. At the end of your tour, you will see Christ Church and its Great Hall from the outside.

Going inside Christ Church is optional after the end of your tour (and not included in the ticket price) – your guide will be able to direct you to where to buy tickets to go inside Christ Church at the Meadow Gate.

We do our very best to ensure that New College and the Divinity School will be open on the day of this tour – however, sometimes due to last minute closures, we are unable to. In this case, we will always try to book other sites of interest and let you know, or alternatively if both sites are closed, we will need to cancel and refund you, unless you can book another date.

What you will learn

You will see how these Colleges and University buildings were used as the backdrop and inspiration for the Harry Potter films, and hear about the original sports the game of Quidditch is based upon.

Your Guide

Your guide will be an enthusiastic expert on Harry and able to answer your questions. They will be trained in the history of the City and University too, and so can take questions on background information as well. Your guide will have a Blue or Green badge (from the Institute of Tourist Guiding) and be a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.


Guide Profile

Linda Gelens says:

“People love this tour – it is a chance to see some of the most famous and beautiful colleges of Oxford and see how they were used in the Harry Potter films.”


We would love you to review your Tour on TripAdvisor – please see this link to Oxford Official Walking Tours TripAdvisor page!


You can buy tickets on the day at the Visitor Information Centre but we suggest booking in advance to avoid disappointment for this tour, because it is very popular and only runs once or twice a week on Fridays, or Saturdays or Sundays (due to limited College availability). We recommend booking either by phone 01865 686 441 or online. (Places on the tour are limited because of college restrictions, and all colleges do reserve the right to close on the day).

Group size

Tickets are limited to 19 to ensure that you have a pleasant experience and can ask your Guide questions as you walk around with them. Your printed ticket will entitle you to a 10% discount off any merchandise in our shop (we can print it for you on request).


Your tickets are valid for the date and time booked only. If you think you might not make the start time, please book for a different date as we are unable to contact the Guide once the tour has departed.

On booking online you should receive a Sagepay payment confirmation, a Booking Confirmation and an eTicket by email – if not, please check your spam filter or whitelist us at Please see Additional Info for more details.


Children under 16 are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by an Adult. Children under five must be booked for please (as infants are counted for college entrances which are restricted to 19 per tour). Please note pushchairs might need to be left outside the colleges, at the owners’ own risk, at the Porter’s Lodge.


Your tour will cover 2 miles walking, with three college/building visits, and so it covers more ground than other tours. It stops every so often to see the film sites. Overall it does not involve walking traveling any further than 20 minutes away from the City centre and Visitor Information Centre.


The City centre is quite flat and walkable – however, please note that some of the ancient colleges included on this tour do have unavoidable steps. Please let us know in advance on 01865 686 441 or before booking this tour if you have any mobility difficulties, so that we can arrange ahead of the tour how to best accommodate you, and check the suitability of this tour for you. For mobility services at the Westgate please see their website.

Guide Dogs

Guides Dogs are welcome on all tours. Unfortunately, all other dogs and pets are not allowed.


We highly recommend the Park and Ride service. The nearest Park and Ride location will be signposted on your entry route to Oxford and the buses leave regularly for the City Centre – please allow at least 20 mins for the journey and ask for the nearest stop to the Visitor Information Centre in Broad St. For more information please see


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Additional information

Meeting Point

Please meet outside the Visitor Information Centre (15-16 Broad St Oxford OX1 3AS) 10 minutes early (as we are unable to contact the guide once the tour has departed).

Your eTickets

On booking online you should receive a Sagepay payment confirmation, a Booking Confirmation and an eTicket by email – if not, you can present your Sagepay payment confirmation on your phone. If you would like to see your eTicket, please check your spam filter or whitelist us at To contact us please email or call us on 01865 686 441 (weekdays).
Hotmail addresses are not receiving eTicket notifications for some reason – please use an alternative address if possible.

Your Booking

Your booking is registered under the Cardholder's name and is non-transferrable and non-refundable. Your tickets are valid for the tour date and time booked only.


Children are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by at least 1 Adult per 2 children please. Children under five must be booked for as they are included in the College entrance numbers which are restricted to 19.


Because this tour has two college/building visits quite far apart, it covers more ground in the 2 hours than our other tours do. Wheelchair users are welcome on all our tours, however please check in advance if you have any mobility difficulties so that we can advise you on the suitability of this tour for you.


Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides accept no liability for any loss or damage whatsoever in connection with this tour.


We would be delighted to receive feedback via our Experience Oxfordshire TripAdvisor page at

10% Discount in VIC

Your printed tickets entitles you to 10% Discount on any merchandise (excluding tickets) in the Visitor Information Shop.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are welcome on all tours. Other dogs and pets are not allowed, unfortunately.