The tour starts outside the entrance to the Weston Library,
Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG
Explore the city that inspired scenes and provided many on-screen locations on the Harry Potter and Movie Locations Tour of Oxford. See historic buildings and settings that not only feature in the Harry Potter series, but many of your other favourite movies too.
With a guide on-hand to fill you in on everything you need to know, learn about how the streets and buildings of Oxford are intrinsically connected with the big screen.
The buildings throughout Oxford look like they came straight out of the Harry Potter books. So, when it came to making the movies, this was an obvious place to look for locations to recreate the grand halls of Hogwarts.
On this tour, you’ll get to visit these locations. One of which is the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. This vast room, with its vaulted gothic ceiling and towering paned windows, was the perfect setting for the Hogwarts Infirmary.
In the same building, the 15th-century Duke Humphrey’s Library also doubled up as Hogwarts Library’s restricted section. On top of this, the Bodleian Library has also featured in The Golden Compass and X-Men: First Class, among others.
You will also get to visit the New College Cloisters and Courtyard. The intricate designs of the cloister arches can be seen throughout the Harry Potter movies. And the courtyard provided the setting for one of the most notable scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is where Mad-Eye Moody transforms Draco Malfoy into a ferret. You’ll even be able to see the tree that Draco stood under at the beginning of the scene.
As well as appearing in the Harry Potter movies, parts of Oxford also inspired some of what you see on screen.
The Tudor Great Dining Hall in Christ Church College is well known to be the inspiration behind Hogwart’s Great Hall. And there are many other connections to Harry Potter throughout the city that your guide will be more than happy to point out!
The Harry Potter and Movie Locations Tour of Oxford is the perfect adventure for any Harry Potter fan. It lets you uncover the Wizarding World in an already magical city!
Departing from Weston Library, Broad Street and finishing at Christ Church College, tours last approx. 2 hours.