Harry Potter is a world-famous character, and almost every child has read the Harry Potter book series and seen those famous Harry Potter films. There is an intense fascination around Harry Potter that refuses to go away. The craze for the character simply goes on rising, and the numbers of Harry Potter fans keep on swelling.
Wouldn’t it be great if one could explore Harry’s favourite places and explore those destinations around the world? Well, this is your chance to celebrate the series. Why not visit those famous Harry Potter destinations and feel the magic of the wizarding world?
Duke Humfrey’s Library is the place where several scenes of Hogwarts Library were shot in Harry Potter films. Who can forget the famous invisible cloak scene and the Sorcerer’s Stone scene? The library is just like the one shown in the film. It is a great place to be at for all Harry Potter enthusiasts.
Harry and his classmates learned their first broomstick lesson at Alnwick Castle. It feels great to be at the castle where those scenes were filmed. The photogenic castle is more than a thousand years old and has been used in several Harry Potter film scenes. Apart from the first broomstick training, the castle was also used to film the collision of flying car in The Chamber of Secrets.
The College of Wizardry sure helps one to feel as if they are inside the Harry Potter books. The four-day wizard school offers wizarding classes and is a must for all those who fantasize about a spell. The classes are held in a castle in Poland, and there are magical creatures and weird houses that make you feel as if Harry Potter is somewhere around.
If you want to reach Hogwarts, you can do that from the platform 93/4 at the Kings Cross Station and board the Hogwarts Express. For years, the Kings Cross Station displays the marking on the brick wall and celebrates the Harry Potter series on the iconic platform. There is a display of disappearing trolleys!
Some Harry Potter fans created a real-life version of the sport, and today it has developed into a competitive sport. So do not miss the chance to experience the thrilling Quidditch match that is now played and enjoyed all across the U.S. today. There is even an International Quidditch Association (IQA) that organises the Quidditch World Cup every year.
There has always been something magical about the historical market in London. Thus, it is no surprise to see the market used to shoot the scenes of iconic Diagon Alley. You can wander around the market and can recognise the blue door that was shown in the Goblet of Fire as an entrance to Leaky Cauldron. It is a must to visit the iconic market if you are a Harry Potter fan.
Take the Warner Bros. Studio tour that brings back Harry Potter to life and preserves the magic for the Harry Potter fans. It is a great way to feel the magic of the Harry Potter world even after one has finished reading the book or left the movie theatre. You can check out all the props and sets used in the films at Warner Bros. Studio in London.
Gringotts Wizarding Bank is the only known bank in the Wizarding World, and it can be found at the Australia House in London. This is the spot where the Gringotts Wizarding Bank scenes were shot. You can easily remember the ornate chandelier in the Exhibition hall of the Australian House that is seen in the interiors of the bank.
You need to get aboard on Scotland”s Jacobite train if you want to get the feel of being in the Hogwarts Express. After all, it was in the Hogwarts Express where Harry, Hermione, and Ron met each other. The Jacobite train across the Glenfinnan Viaduct has featured in Harry Potter films, and this is your chance of going back to some of those moments.
There are striking similarities between the Great Hall of the Christ Church and the Great Hall of Hogwarts. Actually, the Harry Potter filmmakers were inspired by the Great Hall of the Christ Church and designed the Great Hall of Hogwarts in the London Studios. Well, you must visit the Great Hall of the Christ Church that has been a major inspiration for Harry Potter films.
All Harry Potter enthusiasts must visit Edinburgh in Scotland. The famous author of the series, J.K. Rowling wrote the stories at the Elephant House, a café in the city and it was at The Balmoral Hotel here, where she finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” She has even left a message on a marble bust in room 652 about her inspirations and experiences. You can even rent out room 652 where Rowling stayed.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film mentions Mount Greylock as the North American School of Wizardry. Hence it is a must for the fans to pay a visit to the site, which is located in the western part of the state of Massachusetts. Rowling revealed the actual location of the fiction school on her website in 2016. Ever since then, Harry Potter enthusiasts make a beeline for Mount Greylock!
The Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida houses the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A tour of the studio indeed gets one as close as possible to the magical world of Harry Potter. The main highlight is the Diagon Alley as well as the Hogsmeade Village. There is even a Hogwarts Express that takes the Harry Potter fans on a magical journey.
These are some of the sites and locations that are the popular Harry Potter destinations across the world. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you can plan a trip to visit some of these places and get a true Harry Potter feel.