Places Where Harry Potter Was Filmed

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON March 19th, 2023
Places Where Harry Potter Was Filmed

Calling all Harry Potter fans out there! Have you read every book and watched every movie. Do you have your own wand? Do you wish that you went to Hogwarts instead of a real school? Do you save up your Galleons to buy yourself a dragon egg someday? Have you always wondered about places where Harry Potter was filmed? We’ve got the answer. Now you will know where they were filmed and you will be able to visit these places if you ever feel inclined to do so! All locations are found in Great Britain.


6. Kings Cross and St. Pancras Railway Station

Kings Cross and St. Pancras Railway Station

These are places where HP was filmed. Hello, Platform 9 and ¾. This is an awesome place to visit if you are a Potter maniac!


5. West Highland Railway Line

West Highland Railway Line

Have you ever wanted to ride the Hogwarts Express and go back to Hogwarts? Well, now you can. Ride the Hogwarts Express that is. This railway will take you on a scenic road in Great Britain.

You will be able to see the rolling hills and all of the sites that all of the characters in Harry Potter saw!


4. Christchurch College Oxford

Christchurch College Oxford

The dining hall where the Potter films are shot is in this college. This is the largest of the Oxford colleges, and it also doubles as the city’s cathedral. This is really a wonderful place to visit.


3. Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market

This market has some history behind it, it’s been in the same location since the 1300s! In the Potter movies, this market is used for the area of Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron. It’s a pretty cool place.

However, if you want to go through the door of The Leaky Cauldron, you will have to book an appointment for an eye test because an optician works there now.


2. Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

This is a very historical castle, its first stones were laid between 1070 and 1100, which makes it very old. Now, this castle has seen its claim to fame, many of the inside shots of Hogwarts were filmed here.

Many of the bathrooms, like the one in The Chamber of Secrets, were filmed at this castle.


1. Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle in Harry Potter films

This castle is in Northumberland. This is the real-life Hogwarts. Do you remember the first broomstick lesson that Harry, Ron, and Hermione attended? Yes, this was filmed at this castle.

All of the quidditch matches? All were filmed here. You can even visit this castle in the summer months to get a glimpse of Hogwarts.

Have you ever visited these places where Harry Potter was filmed? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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