Harry Potter Train in Scotland going over Glenfinnan Viaduct

For Harry Potter fans, riding the Hogwarts Express truly represents a once in a lifetime experience. Even if the owl carrying your acceptance letter got lost, you can still take the Harry Potter train in Scotland. Known to muggles as the Jacobite Steam Train, this historic train covers the same route that filmmakers often used to film the Hogwarts Express journey in the Harry Potter films.

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New Asgard Avengers Filming Location in St Abbs, Scotland

Avengers fans can actually visit the seaside village of New Asgard. Established some time after the infamous snap, Thor and the remaining Asgardians establish a new homeland in “Norway” (home to the legend of the God of Thunder). While you can explore this village, you won’t find it in Norway, but in the coastal Scottish village of St Abbs just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

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Tings to do in Alnwick

Alnwick looks like a town frozen in time. Medieval Alnwick Castle towers over the centuries old town. If you removed the cars, you’d almost certainly feel like you were in the 1800s and not the 2000s. Many travelers flock to Alnwick because of the castle’s connection to Harry Potter, but there’s plenty of other things to do in Alnwick.

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Barter Books

Housed in an old train station, Barter Books marks itself as one of the most unique bookstores in the world. This independently-owned bookshop is located in the Northern England town of Alnwick and contains thousands of secondhand books within its walls. If that’s not enough to get your bookshop wanderlust going, here are 6 reasons you need to visit Barter Books.

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