Harry Potter Movie Locations to Visit in the UK – Part I

All the Potterheads, brace yourselves because we bring you the ultimate travel guide that covers all the filming locations from the Harry Potter movie franchise. From the bustling, prime locations of the London city to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, now you’ll be able to visit these locations and relive the scenes from the film.

While filming this fantasy movie, the director not just shot the scenes at real locations but also took inspiration from them by incorporating certain elements into the sets. Once you see those locations, we promise, all of it will come back to you and make you want to watch the movies all over again. Are you excited to know about these locations? Scroll down to find out more.

The Dursleys’ Home – 12 Picket Post Close, Martins Heron, Berkshire
Scene: The place where young Harry used to stay with his aunt’s family.

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Reptile House – London Zoo, Regent’s Park
Scene: When Harry speaks to a snake for the first time.

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Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron – Leadenhall Market
Scene: The cobblestoned wizarding alley where Harry shops for school supplies.

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Gringotts Bank – Australia House 
Scene: When Harry goes to the wizarding bank with Hagrid.

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Platform 9 ¾ – King’s Cross Station
Scene: The station where all the students gather to board the Hogwarts Express.

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The Hogwarts Express – The Jacobite Steam Train, Lochaber, Scotland
Scene: The long shot of the train when it is passing through the bridge that leads to Hogwarts.

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Hogsmeade Station – Goathland Station, North Yorkshire
Scene: The iconic station from where the students to go to Hogwarts.

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Corridors of Hogwarts – Gloucester Cathedral
Scene: A lot of scenes were shot here, including the scene in which you see the words, "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir…beware" written on the wall in blood.

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Hogwarts’ Quadrangle – Durham Cathedral
Scene: The epic scene in which Ron’s slug-vomiting charm goes terribly wrong. 

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Snape’s Potions Classroom – The Sacristy, Lacock Abbey
Scene: Do you remember the scene in which professor Snape says, “I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death.”?

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Mirror of Erised – Chapter House, Lacock Abbey
Scene: When Harry comes across the mirror and sees a reflection of himself with his deceased parents.

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Rolanda Hooch’s Flying Lessons – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Scene: When Harry and his classmates learn to fly a broom.

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Hogwarts Library – Duke Humphrey’s Library, University of Oxford
Scene: The library in which Ron and Harry try to find out about Nicholas Flame.

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The Knight Bus – Dowding Way, Hertfordshire
Scene: A purple, triple-decker bus, which appears to pick up wizards and witches in need of transportation. Remember Harry's first bus ride?

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Godric’s Hollow – Lavenham, Suffolk
Scene: When Harry returns to his birthplace.

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