As a fan of the Harry Potter universe (films and books), there are many places around the world of significant interest. Filming locations, sets and magic-themed attractions are definitely worth a visit to make incredible memories.
We therefore suggest that you discover here the most interesting places to develop your passion for Harry Potter.
Warner Bros Studio Tour in London (UK)
the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is a must visit for any true Harry Potter fan when in London. Warner Bros is the studio that produced the films.
You will therefore discover a good number of sets used during filming, including rooms in Hogwarts castle (the Gryffindor common room, the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office), Hagrid’s house, track 93/4, etc. A museum gathering famous accessories and full of animations make the interactive tour both for children and adults.
Guided tour of filming locations in London (UK)
Take a guided tour of London to discover the emblematic places of the Harry Potter films. You will then see King’s Cross Station and the locations and buildings used to represent Diagon Alley with the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Bank, Ministry of Magic and many more…
Several visits exist, not always including the same places. Be sure to check before booking your visit so as not to be disappointed to miss a mythical place. In addition, some tours are done on foot and others by bus to suit everyone’s desires.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (USA, Japan, China)
Fans of Harry Potter will appreciate discovering the universe of the saga in four of the Universal Studios amusement parks: in the USA (Hollywood, Orlando), in Japan (Osaka) and in China (Beijing). The sets are more than realistic. With a replica of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and even Diagon Alley in the Orlando one, you can’t help but marvel in such an environment. In addition to the sets, the attractions dedicated to Harry Potter are incredible and allow you to experience total immersion in the world of magic.
College of Wizardry in Czocha (Poland)
The College of Wizardry, which simply translates to college of witchcraft, is not a filming location of the famous saga. But it is just as interesting for Harry Potter fans because it offers them the possibility of living several days in immersion like real wizards.
Indeed, the Czocha castle located in Poland welcomes many sorcerer’s apprentices in its school of magic. For 4 days, it is possible to integrate one of the 5 houses of the school, to attend a ball like that of the Goblet of Fire and to attend multiple courses such as potions, history of magic or divination.
Alnwick Castle (Scotland)
If you will not entirely recognize the fantastic castle of Hogwarts there, the castle of Alnwick which is in Scotland nevertheless served well as location for the first two Harry Potter films (Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets). Remember in particular the first flying broomstick lesson in which we saw Harry and Draco confront each other…
It is indeed the old castle of Alnwick, which is also one of the largest in England. If you are planning a stay in Scotland, you must see this magnificent fortress. Such a visit will allow you to mix your love for films with historical interest.