ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

We loved the Harry Potter books. We saw the Harry Potter movies a whole bunch of times. So... what now?

Now we visit the real life places! I mean, you can actually hang out at the Hogwarts Great Hall. Road trip, anyone?

1. Alnwick Castle

Location: Alnwick, England

Which Scene: Many exterior shots of Hogwarts were filmed at Alnwick Castle, but you may remember it best from Harry's first flying lesson with Madame Hooch.

Check it Out: Alnwick Castle Website

2. Leadenhall Market

Location: London, England

Which Scene: Many scenes in Diagon Alley were shot at Leadenhall. With great places for food and drinks, Leadenhall is a fun way to grab some Harry Potter history.

Check it Out: Leadenhall Website

3. Christ Church College

Location: Oxford, England

Which scene: Various feasts and sorting hat ceremonies feature the Hogwarts Great Hall. There are also other areas of Christ Church visible in the Harry Potter movies, such as the first staircase McGonagall leads her students up.

Check it out: Christ Church Website

4. King's Cross Station

Location: London, England

Which Scene: The infamous scene where Harry and his pals push their trolleys through the wall to reach Platform Nine-and-three-quarters.

Check it Out: King's Cross Website

5. Black Park Country Park

Location: Iver, England

Which Scene: Black Park is used for the majority of scenes set in the Forbidden Forest, so watch out for centaurs and unicorns!

Check it Out: Black Park Website

6. Glenfinnan Viaduct

Location: Lochaber, Scotland

Which Scene: The beautiful sweeping shots of the Hogwarts Express barreling along to the Wizarding school are filmed along Glenfinnan.

Check it Out: Glenfinnan Website


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