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Guided Tours

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Our guided tours allow visitors greater insight into the College's history, its architecture, student life, scenes associated with the world of Lewis Carroll and of course, the Harry Potter films.

The tour is led by one of our experienced Christ Church custodians and lasts approximately one hour. It will generally include the Masters, Pocock and Cathedral Gardens, Tom Quad and Hall. However, ocassionally alternative locations will be visited because of the weather conditions or events taking place within the college. Following the tour you will have an opportunity to explore the public areas of Christ Church in your own time. Please note there is a small additional fee if you wish to visit the Picture Gallery.

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Customer comments regarding our tours:

...definitely the way to see Christ Church--even on a cold and rainy day.

Our tour guide was not only tremendously knowledgable but had a really interactive style with the group that made the tour both fun and informative.

I just had a marvellous tour ...I want to thank all of you for your polite, informative and kind assistance to me as a visitor. Our tour guide was pleasant, patient with my questions, and most knowledgable and gracious.

Reserve your Place Online and Pay upon Arrival

Reserve your place/s on one of our tours via our on-line booking system. Once you have successfully made your reservation you will be issued with an e-receipt. When you arrive for your tour you will be asked to present your e-receipt summarising your booking and make payment for your places.

Dates and Times

Tours in October run at 11 am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday subject to availability. Dates and times for November will be published at the end of October.

As a working institution, parts of Christ Church may close from time to time and occasionally with very short notice. We will notify you as soon as possible if a closure will affect you.


Guided Tour Prices


Adult £13.00 per person

Concessions (Student/Senior - 60 and over/Under 18) £11.00 per person


There are 25 spaces available on each tour

Group Bookings – 10 and over

If you have made a group booking of 10 people or more a deposit will be required. This must be made by credit or debit card by calling 01865 286573, Monday-Saturday between 9am and 4pm. The deposit is non-refundable and is £4 per person.


If you have a query regarding booking a guided tour please email

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