We decided to plan the perfect trip for a true Harry Potter fan by telling you all the places you could visit. In this magical itinerary you will be visiting the actual locations for the harry potter movies, exhibitions, sets, theme parks and train rides. To make it a better experience kindly turn on the Hedwig Theme Song.
MARTINS HERON NEAR BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE
We start at the Dursley’s house, Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey which is in fact a little house in Martins Heron near Bracknell, Berkshire. The exact address is 12 Picket Post Close, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9FG (Street View)
KING CROSS STATION, LONDON
Hogwarts Express was filmed at Platform 4 of Kings Cross Station. Which also has a specialized store and great for collectibles.
The world’s greatest railway journey by steam in Harry Potter style coaches – Fort William to Mallaig. Regarded as ‘The Greatest Railway Journey in the World’, due mainly to the stunning scenery. The 84 mile round trip will take you past Britain’s highest mountain, deepest Loch, shortest river and most westerly station en-route to Mallaig, one of the world’s most picturesque fishing villages. (Website)
THE WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has the original sets from the movie and is a must. (Book Tickets)
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
The Wizarding World includes attractions pertaining to adventures in the film and book series, and shops where “wizard lore” is sold including a replication of Ollivander’s wand shop. Since its opening on June 18th, 2010, the area has proved very popular with guests, increasing park attendance by over 50%. It was announced that a Harry Potter themed land would be built and opened by 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Hogsmeade Station where Harry and the others disembark for Hogwarts. It is the station of the village of Goathland in the Yorkshire Moors.
THE GRAPHIC ART OF THE HARRY POTTER EXHIBITION
Coningsby Gallery, London
An extraordinary exhibition of all the graphic work done for the Harry Potter Movies by MinaLima. Unfortunately its over now but keep you eyes open you never know when they are back. Gallery Website | Graphic Designer’s Website
Remember this? Gloucester Cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 1,300 years and is renowned for its stunning Gothic architecture. Interiors of the cathedral were showcased numerous time in the harry potter movies.
Bodleian Library is the main research library of Oxford University. Both Duke Humfrey’s Library and the Divinity School were used as some of the interiors at Hogwarts. Go grab your favourite part and read it here.