Travel J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter Destinations Around the World


Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
You can ride the Hogwarts Express (aka Jacobite Steam Train) on this very route, pictured above. The season runs through summer (May to October).

Glencoe, Scotland
A little further into Scotland you will find Glencoe, where lots of the dramatic landscapes were filmed for the series.

Edinburgh, Scotland
J. K. Rowling penned Harry Potter here at the Elephant Cafe…. In fact, Rowling checked into the Balmoral Hotel to finish the final installment of the series in peace and quiet. Just a short walk away from the cafe, one will find Greyfriars graveyard and if you’re really intent to visit all HP locations, look for Tom Riddle’s gravestone.

Durham Cathedral, England
One of the locations for filming Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry was Durham Cathedral. This is also one of the most spectacular filming locations, so be sure to visit if you’re in the country.

Bodleian Library, Oxford, England
The Bodleian Library was famous before the film series, as a highly celebrated older-than-time-itself building in Oxford, England. The library was however used for three of the films, making it a popular place to visit for fans.

Christchurch, Oxford, England
While you’re in Oxford, you can’t miss a tour of Christchurch college – it’s as close as you’ll get to being inside the ‘real Hogwarts’ – where scenes of the Great Hall were filmed.

Alnwick Castle, England
Alnwick Castle, though other locations were also used for Hogwarts exeriors (and interiors), including Christ Church, Oxford, Durham Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.

Goathland Railway Station, North Yorkshire, England
Goathland Railway Station was used as Hogsmeade Station in the films and fans still flock here to get their photos, despite not being able to jump aboard the Hogwarts Express (though you can do this on the Jacobite Steam Train).

4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging in Picket Post Close, Berkshire, England
Have you been fooled into thinking this street address doesn’t exist? For all the sceptics – REAL 4 Private Drive in Little Whinging.

Harry potter platform King’s Cross Station, London, England
King’s Cross Station is home to the famous ‘Platform 9 and three quarters’, which is actually located between platforms 4 and 5.

Leadenhall Market, London, England
Here you will find the outside facade to the Leaky Cauldron, as used in the films. Leadenhall Market is location in the city of London (business district), but is easy to reach via public transport.

Millenium Bridge, London, England
Known for it’s cameo appearance during the “Death Eater Attack” in the sixth film, the Millenium Bridge is a pedestrian bridge on the Thames in London, England.

Reptile House, London Zoo, England
Known for its’ short feature in the first film, where Harry infamously talks with a snake for the first time. Just enjoy (magical) animals!