"You learn so much more than just wandering around on your own."
Join me on a guided walking tour of Oxford University to explore the film sites of the Harry Potter movies in Oxford.
ALL THREE FILM LOCATIONS
This is the only Harry Potter tour guaranteed to visit all 3 movie locations - Christ Church, New College, and the Divinity School.
Entry fees and ticketing are all handled for you.
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS WE VISIT:
CHRIST CHURCH - THE 16TH CENTURY GREAT HALL
Here in the magnificent college of Christ Church is their Dining Hall which provided the inspiration for the Great Hall at Hogwarts.
Actually they never filmed in the Hall, the set was built based on pictures of the real Hall, but it's instantly recognisable as soon as you walk into its gothic splendour.
CHRIST CHURCH - THE GRAND STAIRCASE IN THE BODLEY TOWER
They did film at the top of the grand staircase, where Professor McGonagall famously welcomes Harry, Ron and Hermione and the other students to Hogwarts. (A must pause for a photo!)
CHRIST CHURCH - THE CLOISTERS AND CHAPTER HOUSE DOORWAY
After Harry has been made seeker for the Gryffindor quidditch team, Hermione tells Harry being a seeker is “in his blood” and shows him a display case in the hallway containing a quidditch trophy with his father James' name on it.
This scene was filmed here just outside the ancient 12th century doorway.
BODLEIAN LIBRARY - DIVINITY SCHOOL
Harry’s first confrontation with Lord Voldemort in the Philosopher’s Stone left him recovering in Hogwarts Infirmary, which was shot in the beautiful Bodleian Library’s Divinity School.
This awesome vaulted space is where Harry wakes up at the end of the first film after confronting Voldemort for the first time.
It's also where Harry and Hermione use the time turner to save Sirius and Buckbeak in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
And where Professor McGonagall teaches Ron how to dance for the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
(More photo opportunities!)
Upstairs in the ancient Duke Humfrey's Library it took three days to complete filming.
The most memorable scene is when Harry uses his Cloak of Invisibility for the first time to enter the restricted section of the Hogwarts Library without being seen.
NEW COLLEGE - THE CLOISTERS
The atmospheric 14th century cloisters within New College doubled as the Hogwarts hallways in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
It is here where Harry pushes through a crowd of his fellow students as they ridicule him with Potter Stinks badges.
It's also where Harry tips Cedric off about the dragons they’ll be battling in the first task.
And in the middle stands the majestic 200 year old holm oak tree which features in the scene immediately following Harry and Cedric’s exchange where Malfoy taunts Harry, prompting Mad-Eye Moody to turn him into a ferret!
There's a funny story about the real 'actor' ferret...
In all these locations you'll be able to stop, pose for photos, and imagine you're in the wizardly world of Harry Potter.
TOUR DATES, TIME, AND MEETING POINT
Pre-booked tours only.
The tour starts at 2.00pm and lasts one hour and three quarters, finishing at 3.45pm.
We meet at the Christ Church Visitor Centre in Poplar Walk, Christ Church Meadow, off St Aldates.
TICKETS AND PRICING
£55 per adult and £155 per family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 + 3). This INCLUDES entry fees to all three locations.
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