Though London itself has many connections to the Boy Who Lived, it also provides a convenient base to explore many Harry Potter locations in Southern England.With these Harry Potter day trips from Lonodn you’ll be able to walk the halls of Hogwarts, visit Harry’s birthplace at Godric’s Hollow, walk the grounds of Hogwarts and more.
For Harry Potter fans, a trip to Oxford brings to life the magic of the school we all dreamed of of attending when we were kids – Hogwarts. Many different places around Oxford have served as the backdrop for the school of witchcraft and wizardry throughout the filming of the eight Harry Potter films.
While we Muggles may never be able to find the exact brick wall that lets us enter Diagon Alley, there are a number of locations that we can visit in the UK to recreate the magic of this wizard shopping street. Scattered across London, York and Edinburgh these seven Diagon Alley locations either helped to inspire J.K. Rowling in imagining Diagon Alley for the books or served as a filming location in the Harry Potter movies.
A trip to the Warner Bros. Studios – The Making of Harry Potter experience in London earns a top spot on the Harry Potter fan bucket list. This magical Harry Potter Studio Tour dives behind-the-scenes of filming the international phenomenon that has captured the hearts, minds and childhoods of people from all across the world.
As the childhood home to J.K. Rowling, Gloucester boasts many connections to the Harry Potter series. Not only do the roots of the Potters and the Dursleys stem from this area, but filmmakers used historic Gloucester Cathedral as one of the Harry Potter filming locations for Hogwarts.
As Harry Potter fans, we all grew up waiting for that much anticipated letter to drop through our front doors. The wizarding war of the 1990s definitely might have prevented some of our letters from making it through, but for those who never got the chance to attend the famous wizard school of Hogwarts, don’t fret!
As the home for Hogwarts in the books and movies, Scotland delivers an extraordinary experience for Harry Potter fans looking to relive the magic of the series. Many areas within the dramatic and mystical landscape of the highlands served as Harry Potter filming locations, including the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct that the Hogwarts Express travels over, the beautiful Hogwarts Black Lake, the location for Hagrid’s Hut, and other stunning highland scenery used for the grounds of Hogwarts.