In case you’re a Harry Potter fan who additionally occurs to love journey, then you definitely’ve arrived on the proper place. You and I might even be superb pals, as a result of I too am obsessive about Harry Potter (who isn’t!?) and like to journey. So once I began discovering Harry Potter Locations around the globe, I quickly realised I’d like to go to all of them.
These are the very best Harry Potter locations the world over, together with the place you possibly can expertise the Hogwarts categorical and the place you possibly can dine within the Nice Corridor. Whereas lots of the areas are throughout the UK, there are a handful of areas you possibly can go to in the USA for related experiences. So, right here they’re!
Harry Potter Locations Across the World
Up to date October 2021.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Now I KNOW you’re aware of this sight. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and techniques (2002), Ron and Harry make their method to Hogwarts within the Ford Anglia that wrongly lands on the practice observe for the Hogwarts Specific. However can you actually go to right here? Why sure you possibly can!!! You may experience the Hogwarts Specific (aka Jacobite Steam Prepare) on this very route, pictured above. It’s probably the most memorable journey experiences I’m but to have! The season runs by summer season (Might to October).
Just a little additional into Scotland one can find Glencoe, the place plenty of the dramatic landscapes have been filmed for the collection. This village is situated in Western Scotland and experiences excessive climate circumstances, so make sure to rug up!
Edinburgh (capital of Scotland) is an absolute mecca for Harry Potter followers the world over. Why, precisely? Nicely it’s the birthplace of Harry Potter after all! The uber-ridiculously-unfathomably proficient J. Ok. Rowling penned Harry Potter right here on the Elephant Cafe…. a collection of books which turned out to be solely the best piece(s) of literature of our time. However she didn’t cease there, in truth, Rowling checked into the Balmoral Resort to complete the ultimate installment of the collection in peace and quiet. Though its a luxurious resort, she even left her mark on a marble bust, writing “JK Rowling completed writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on this room (652) on eleventh Jan 2007,”. YES! You may ebook this room, nonetheless to today. Only a quick stroll away from the cafe, one will discover Greyfriars graveyard and in the event you’re actually intent to go to all HP areas, search for Tom Riddle’s headstone. However it doesn’t finish there – Edinburgh is stuffed with Harry Potter inspiration at each flip, so make sure to give your self just a few days to discover this metropolis – nonetheless residence to J. Ok. Rowling herself.
Durham Cathedral, England
One of many areas for filming Hogwarts Faculty of Witchcraft and Wizadry was Durham Cathedral. That is additionally probably the most spectacular filming areas, so make sure to go to in the event you’re within the nation.
Bodleian Library, Oxford, England
The Bodleian Library was well-known earlier than the movie collection, as a extremely celebrated older-than-time-itself constructing in Oxford, England. The library was nevertheless used for 3 of the movies, making it a well-liked place to go to for followers.
Christchurch, Oxford, England
When you’re in Oxford, you possibly can’t miss a tour of Christchurch school – it’s as shut as you’ll get to being contained in the ‘actual Hogwarts’. It was right here the place scenes of the Nice Corridor have been filmed – and it seems simply as magical in actual life because it does on movie (though it’s MUCH smaller in actual life).
Alnwick Citadel, England
Do you do not forget that scene the place Harry and his new classmates have their first broomstick lesson? Nicely after all you do! These scenes have been filmed right here at Alnwick Citadel, although different areas have been additionally used for Hogwarts exeriors (and interiors), together with Christ Church, Oxford, Durham Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.
Goathland Railway Station, North Yorkshire, England
Goathland Railway Station was used as Hogsmeade Station within the movies and followers nonetheless flock right here to get their photographs, regardless of not with the ability to leap aboard the Hogwarts Specific (although you are able to do this on the Jacobite Steam Prepare).
4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging in Picket Publish Shut, Berkshire, England
Have you ever been fooled into considering this avenue handle doesn’t exist? For all of the sceptics, right here’s an in depth account of the place to seek out the REAL 4 Personal Drive in Little Whinging. However for many of us, the duplicate on the Warner Bros Studio Tour London should do.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London, England
Many followers coming to London will likely be fast to ebook a tour on the Warner Bros Studio Tour to take pleasure in an important replica of the units used within the movies and photograph ops galore.
King’s Cross Station, London, England
King’s Cross Station is residence to the well-known ‘Platform 9 and three quarters’, which is definitely situated between platforms 4 and 5. Right here one can find a protracted line of HP followers wanting to take their snap heading off to Hogwarts, simply don’t try and stroll by the wall…. it’s a hoax. Everyone knows this isn’t the true platform, as a result of why would we inform the muggles of the true deal?
Leadenhall Market, London, England
Right here one can find the skin facade to the Leaky Cauldron, as used within the movies. Leadenhall Market is location within the metropolis of London (enterprise district), however is simple to succeed in through public transport.
Millenium Bridge, London, England
Recognized for it’s cameo look in the course of the “Demise Eater Assault” within the sixth movie, the Millenium Bridge is a pedestrian bridge on the Thames in London, England.
Reptile Home, London Zoo, England
Recognized for its’ quick function within the first movie, the place Harry infamously talks with a snake for the primary time. Die arduous followers may need to go right here, or simply those that take pleasure in (magical) animals!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Florida, USA
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Common Studios in Orlando, Florida, is probably as shut as you’ll come to residing out your goals of being contained in the magical world. They’ve put oodles of cash into the challenge, and the outcomes are incredible. Diagon Alley is a spotlight, however the brand new Hogsmeade Village is equally incredible. You may even hop on board the Hogwarts Specific! There’s a great deal of memorabilia on web site, which was maybe my spotlight. Whereas one wand is definitely sufficient, one can by no means have too many sweaters and Hogwarts uniforms. Read about my time at the park here. Don’t overlook to attempt a butter beer! Heads up: the frozen BB tastes WAY higher. delish!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Los Angeles, USA
What’s that? One other Wizarding World? The one factor higher than one is 2. In 2016 Common Studios Hollywood will open their model of the park – hoorah! Westies rejoice.
Warner Bros Studios Tour, Hollywood, USA
In case you can’t look forward to the 2016 opening, you’re not utterly out of luck. Warner Bros Studios do an important tour that features a (little) HP time on the finish of the tour. You’ll get to see among the memorabilia up shut and have a inexperienced display photograph to indicate you’re about to board the Hogwarts Specific! Not all is misplaced!
Getting a bit inventive now, if you end up in Eire you could not run into any filming areas, however you may be on the stomping floor of the winners of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Eire can also be residence to many legendary creatures together with Imps and Porlocks.
Norway and Harry Potter!? Norway is residence to the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon after all! If you end up in Norway you’re only a few good doses of creativeness away from being in magical territory.
Nicely after all you keep in mind the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary – the popular provider of dragons for the Triwizard Event. In case you do get an opportunity to go to, make sure to spend the vast majority of your time in Transylvania – a magical area of Romania that’s not like another (pictured: inside Dracula’s Citadel)!
And naturally, Wales. House to the Welsh Inexperienced dragon and only a quick distance from lots of the different areas talked about right here within the UK.
What number of have you ever visited!? Share within the feedback under – I’ll have an interest to see who takes the glory on this one!
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