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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 10 September 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed this tour - got a chance to indulge my HP obsession with a view of the locations for the infirmary and the courtyard where Malloy was turned into a ferret. But we didn’t get to see the inside of Christchurch College (which is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Well worth the price, this tour was both interesting and informative. My partner is the Harry Potter fan so I was anxious that the stories and references would go over my head but they didn’t and there were lots of other interesting pieces of information...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

I am really disappointed to have to leave only an average review as I was really looking forward to this tour and had it booked for months in advance. We did the tour with 8 other people, 2 sets of parents, 4 kids and then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

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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Road06461464952, Public Relations Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Thanks for this great review of Lizzie's tour! Footprints Tours

Reviewed 14 August 2019

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
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Road06461464952, Public Relations Manager at Footprints Tours Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2019

Thank you for this great review. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Footprints Tours

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