Alright, I admit, I am a diehard Harry Potter fan, not that it is really something I have to admit. I have read these books and watched these movies so many times. I have dreamed about going to Hogwarts and I have even signed up for Hogwarts is Here.

Harry Potter has become a culture of this generation. It is the allure of magic, mystery and adventure that sucks people in. There has even been research to suggest that reading literary fiction such as Harry Potter can have a positive impact on personality development and social skills, and results in keener social perception and increased empathy.

Anyways, I decided to create this list of filming locations that you can visit…experience the magic for yourself!

4 Privet Drive

Dursley’s family home.

Number 12 Picket Close, Bracknell

12 Picket Close: Google Street View
12 Picket Close: Google Street View

12 Grimmauld Place

Sirius Black’s family home and Order of the Phoenix HQ

Claremont Square, London

Claremont Square: Wikipedia
Claremont Square: Wikipedia

Campsites from Deathly Hallows

Burnham Beeches, South Buckinghamshire

Burnham Beeches: Wikipedia
Burnham Beeches: Wikipedia

High Marnham Power Station

High Marnham Power Station: Wikipedia
High Marnham Power Station: Wikipedia

Limestone Pavement, Malham Cove

Limestone pavement: Wikipedia
Limestone pavement: Wikipedia

Swinley Forest, Berkshire

Swinley Forest: Wikipedia
Swinley Forest: Wikipedia

Diagon Alley

The famous place to shop all things wizard and witches

Australia House, London

Used for Gringott’s Bank

Australia House: Wikipedia
Australia House: Wikipedia

Borough Market, London

Used for The Leaky Cauldron (7 Stoney St)

Borough Market: Wikipedia
Borough Market: Wikipedia

Charing Cross Road

Used for The Leaky Cauldron

Charing Cross Road: Wikipedia
Charing Cross Road: Wikipedia

Leadenhall Market, London

Used for Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron (42 Bulls Head Passage)

Leadenhall Market: Wikipedia
Leadenhall Market: Wikipedia

Godrick’s Hollow

Where Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s parents, and Godrick Gryffindor himself lived.

Church of Saint Cyriac’s, Lacock

Used for Godrick’s Hollow Parish Church

Church of St Cyriac: Wikipedia
Church of St Cyriac: Wikipedia

Lacock

Used as the town of Godrick’s Hollow

Lacock: Wikipedia
Lacock: Wikipedia

Lavenham

Used for Godrick’s Hollow flashback

Lavenham: Wikipedia
Lavenham: Wikipedia

Hogwarts

Ashbridge, Hertfordshire

Used for the Forbidden Forest. This location was also used for the Quidditch World Cup.

Ashbridge: Wikipedia
Ashbridge: Wikipedia

Alnwick Castle

Used for Hogwarts exterior during Philosopher’s Stone

Alnwick Castle: WikiPedia
Alnwick Castle: WikiPedia

Black Park, Buckinghamshire

Used for Hagrid’s Hut

Black Park: Wikipedia
Black Park: Wikipedia

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Used for the Hogwarts library and hospital wing during the first two films

Bodleian Library: Wikipedia
Bodleian Library: Wikipedia

Christ Church, Oxford

Used for the Great Hall and other Hogwarts interior shots

Christ Church Hall: Wikipedia
Christ Church Hall: Wikipedia

Clachaig Gully, Scotland

Used for Hagrid’s Hut

Hagrid's Hut: Glencoe Scotland
Hagrid’s Hut: Glencoe Scotland

Durham Cathedral

Used for Hogwarts interior and exterior

Durham Cathedral: Wikipedia
Durham Cathedral: Wikipedia

Glencoe, Scotland

Used for landscapes around Hogwarts. Loch Shiel, Glencoe, was used as the Hogwarts lake.

Glencoe: Wikipedia
Glencoe: Wikipedia

Gloucester Cathedral

Used for Hogwarts corridors

Gloucester Cathedral: Wikipedia
Gloucester Cathedral: Wikipedia

Harrow School

Used for Prof. Flitwick’s classroom

Harrow School: Wikipedia
Harrow School: Wikipedia

Lacock Abbey

Used for Hogwarts Interior during Chamber of Secrets

Lacock Abbey: Wikipedia
Lacock Abbey: Wikipedia

New College, Oxford

Used for Hogwarts cloisters

New College: Wikipedia
New College: Wikipedia

St Paul’s Cathedral

Used for Hogwarts spiral staircase

St Pauls Cathedral Spiral Staircase: Wikipedia
St Pauls Cathedral Spiral Staircase: Wikipedia

Virginia Water Lake

Used for lakeside scenes during Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Half-Blood Prince

Virginia Water Lake: Wikipedia
Virginia Water Lake: Wikipedia

Malfoy Manor

The Malfoy family home

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall: Wikipedia
Hardwick Hall: Wikipedia

Ministry of Magic

Gentlemen’s Toilet, Horse Guards Avenue, London

Employees entrance to Ministry of Magic

Horse Guards Avenue: Wikipedia
Horse Guards Avenue: Wikipedia

Great Scotland Yard, London

Visitors entrance to Ministry of Magic

Great Scotland Yard: Wikipedia
Great Scotland Yard: Wikipedia

Westminster Tube Station

Employees entrance station to the Ministry of Magic

Westminster Tube Station: Wikipedia
Westminster Tube Station: Wikipedia

Whitehall, London

Ministry of Magic interior

Whitehall Banquet Hall: Wikipedia
Whitehall Banquet Hall: Wikipedia

Shell Cottage

Used for the home of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour

Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Freshwater West: Wikipedia
Freshwater West: Wikipedia

The Burrow

The Weasley family home

Gypsy Lane, Abbots Langley

Gypsy Lane: Google Street View
Gypsy Lane: Google Street View

Swannery, Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury Swannery: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Abbotsbury Swannery: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Train Stations

Stations and railways featured with the Hogwarts Express

Bjorli, Norway

The Rauma Line was used for the Hogwarts Express Route in The Half-Blood Prince

Rauma Line: Wikipedia
Rauma Line: Wikipedia

Glenfinnan Viaduct

The famous viaduct from the movies

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Wikipedia
Glenfinnan Viaduct: Wikipedia

Goathland Railway Station

Used as Hogsmeade Station

Goathland Station: Wikipedia
Goathland Station: Wikipedia

Kings Cross Station

Used for the interior shots of Kings Cross Station, including Platform 9 3/4

Platform 9 3/4: Wikipedia
Platform 9 3/4: Wikipedia

St Pancras Railway

Used for various Kings Cross shots including the exterior of Kings Cross Station, the Ford flying away, and the train station of the future

St Pancras International: Wikipedia
St Pancras International: Wikipedia

Surbiton Railway

Used for the railway cafe scene in The Half-Blood Prince

Surbiton Station: Wikipedia
Surbiton Station: Wikipedia

Extra Locations

Deatheaters attack London

Millennium Bridge

Milennium Bridge: Wikipedia
Milennium Bridge: Wikipedia

Horace Slughorn’s House

Chapel Hill, Lacock

 

Chapel Hill: Buzzfeed
Chapel Hill: Buzzfeed

Portkey Boot

The location from which they took the portkey to the Quidditch World Cup

Beacon Hill, Berkhamsted

Ivinghoe Beacon: Wikipedia
Ivinghoe Beacon: Wikipedia

The Sea Cave

Where one of the Horcruxes was hidden

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

 

Cliffs of Moher: Wikipedia
Cliffs of Moher: Wikipedia

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The ULTIMATE Guide to Harry Potter Filming Locations

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