Harry Potter fans can enjoy exploring the world of Harry Potter via a special tour of the film series' most iconic locations in Oxford.

A unique walking tour has been launched by City Sightseeing Oxford to guide people through the wizarding world of Harry Potter during October half term.

The family friendly tours will take in three university buildings and seven important filming locations which brought JK Rowling’s successful fantasy series to life on the silver screen.

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Tour guests will be able to relive key moments from the films at the giant oak tree at New College, the Bodleian Library and the staircase, cloisters and Great Dining Hall at Christ Church

The tours last 90 minutes and will set off at 1pm on Friday,  October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, from Christ Church in St Aldate’s, near Stop 7 of the City Sightseeing bus tour.

Oxford Mail: A City Sightseeing tour busLuke Marion, managing director of Oxford Bus Company and City Sightseeing Oxford, said: “The visitor economy is so important to the overall success of the city’s economic health and we are proud to offer another compelling tour to help attract people into Oxford

“The city has a rich cultural heritage and unrivalled links with the iconic Harry Potter franchise and we look forward to delivering our exciting new tour showcasing some of its famous filming locations.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 children, with a special family ticket costing £45 for two adults and three children.

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City Sightseeing Oxford operates the famous hop-on, hop-off bus tours of the city’s most famous landmarks with audio commentary in 14 languages.

It operates the visitor information point on the High Street, providing information on things to see and do in the city and wider county.

Oxford Mail: Tour guide Molly WaughIt supplies travel timetables, maps and books. Plus, discounted tickets for attractions, gifts and souvenirs. It also delivers private group walking tours which run throughout the year.

It is owned by parent company the Oxford Bus Group, which also comprises Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel, Pulhams Coaches and Carousel Buses

For more information and booking visit the City Sightseeing Oxford website

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