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 places where Harry Potter was filmed? We’ve got the answer. Now you will know where they where 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.
1. Alnwick Castle
This castle is in Northumberland. This is the real life Hogwards. 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 filmed here. You can even visit this castle in the summer months to get a glimpse of Hogwarts.
2. Gloucester Cathedral
This is a very historical castle, it’s first stones were laid between 1070 and 1100, which makes it very old. Now this castle has seen it’s 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, was filmed at this castle.
3. 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.
4. Christchurch College Oxford
The dining hall where the Potter films are shot are 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.
5. 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 of 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!
6. 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!