Harry Potter Filming Locations in the UK and Ireland

Over the course of the eight Harry Potter movies, filmmakers used a combination of sets and on-site location filming to recreate the magic of the wizarding world that many of us dreamed about as children. Over 50 different Harry Potter filming locations throughout the UK and Ireland came together to bring this magic to reality.

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Diagon Alley Locations in the UK

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.

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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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