Envision a world without Harry Potter, It’s pretty bland, isn’t it? It won’t be playful and enchanting. That world would be just like any regular world and we do not want that because Harry Potter is Love. JK Rowling cast this magic spell into our lives and made it more interesting. And the good news is that you can feel this magic coming true by touring the places where the movies were shot. Let’s look at these Top 10 places a Harry Potter fan must visit and see their dreams come true.
Glenfinnan Viaduct (The Hogwarts Express)
The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, UK is the bridge and the train track that takes the new and junior witches and wizards to school. If you wish to undergoHarry Potter’s feeling on that train, you can take a spin on the ‘Jacobite’, which is the real steam train on which Harry and his friends went.
King’s Cross Station, London
This railway station is on the edge of Central London. It showcases platform 9 ¾, from where one boards the Hogwarts Express. For a Potter enthusiast, this is a must-visit spot.
Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts Castle)
The Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England was used as Hogwarts for the initial two Harry Potter films. You can visit this legendary castle to get a closer look and to have a much adventurous experience. They also have wizardry and broomstick flight training. Exciting, isn’t it? *screams- UP*
Virginia Water (The Hogwarts Lake)
In the 3rd and 4th movies, which are Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire, Virginia Water is shown as the sight for the Hogwarts lake. You can locate it in Surrey, England.
Gloucester Cathedral (Hogwarts Castle Interiors)
The galleries of the Gloucester Cathedral have been used to shoot the interior of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Chamber of Secrets, and the Half-Blood Prince. Go there and see if you can find some familiar scene!
Picket Post Close, Bracknell, Berkshire (Number 4, Privet Drive)
This is the residence used as the Dursley house in the Harry Potter films. It is placed at Picket Post Close, Bracknell, Berkshire.
Lacock Abbey (The Potions Classroom)
Want to attend the classroom where Professor Snape taught potions in the first 2 films? You can find it at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.
Glencoe, Scotland (Hagrid’s Hut)
Glencoe, Scotland has been used as the area for Hagrid’s hut in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Goblet of Fire, the Order of the Phoenix, and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Go visit and you might just discover an exceptional magical creature!
Leadenhall Market (Diagon Alley and Leaky Cauldron)
The Leadenhall Market dwelled in the heart of the City of London, has been used as the location for the famous wizard shopping place and pub in the movies.
Claremont Square, Islington (12, Grimmauld Place)
Claremont Square in Islington, London has been used as the exterior for Number 12, Grimmauld Place, i.e. Sirius Black’s residence. Moreover, the interiors were designed on set, you can surely see the house from the outside.