Oxford Harry Potter Locations: A Self-Guided Tour

Oxford + Harry Potter = the ultimate adventure. Don’t believe us? Get your wands out and bring your broomsticks – we’re going to explore this magical city on a self-guided Harry Potter tour of Oxford.

If you asked us to name two of our very favourite things, we can hand on heart say that Oxford and Harry Potter would be our picks.

A fantasy world filled with wizards that just so happens to be some of the cosiest movies (that we rewatch every single autumn).

Christ Church Hall

This historical college has a long and illustrious history that saw it founded as the pet project of Cardinal Wolsey. Before being nabbed and renamed by Henry VIII.



Christ Church College – Bodley Staircase

The top of the staircase is used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when the new first years (including our favourite trio Harry, Ron and Hermione) walk up to Hogwarts for the first time and are welcomed by Professor McGonagall.


Bodleian Library – Divinity School

It was used as a filming location in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and in subsequent films as the Hogwarts Infirmary.


Bodleian Library

You know the scene where Harry is wearing the invisibility cloak and looking for information in the restricted section of Hogwarts Library? That’s the Duke Humphrey’s Library.


New College – Cloisters

New College itself could easily double up as Hogwarts, with its arched stone tunnels and imposing architecture.

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