38 Harry Potter Filming Locations You Can Visit ...


If you don't ever want the magic of the books and movies to die, there are plenty of Harry Potter filming locations to visit when you come over to the UK (and Ireland). Yeah sure, re-read the books (for the 5th time), re-watch the movies (for the 10th time) or draw up an itinerary and make tour of the Harry Potter filming locations and relive the magic in person.

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Leadenhall Market, London

Leadenhall Market, London Via Leadenhall Market, London
It's no surprise that many of the Harry Potter filming locations are in London - so much happened there in the stories. This gorgeous covered market in The City is home to the original door to the Leaky Cauldron pub (it moved for The Prisoner of Azkaban) and some Diagon Alley scenes.


Kings Cross Station, London

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Yes - there really has been a sign erected there!


Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage Via Shell Cottage
Bill and Fleur's cottage was built on Freshwater Beach West in Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Shell Cottage is the home of Bill Weasley and his wife, Fleur Delacour. The cottage was built on Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was featured in the seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, Deathly Hallows. The house was built on a cliff and has a picturesque view of the sea. It is surrounded by a tall stone wall and a large garden, with a tall hedge of flowers and trees. Inside the cottage, visitors can find a cozy living room, a kitchen, and a bedroom. The house is decorated with a mix of British and French-style furnishings, giving it a unique charm. Visitors can also find an outdoor patio with a seating area, perfect for enjoying the stunning views of the beach and the sea.


Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland Via train to hogwarts
Remember when Harry nearly fell out the flying car in The Chamber of Secrets? The aqueduct is near Lochaber in Scotland.


Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Via Cliffs of Moher in Ireland ...
The incredibly forbidding cliffs in Ireland are the site of the cave where Voldemort hid the locket horcrux (Half Blood Prince).

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Gloucester Cathedral

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A number of scenes across all the movies were shot in the cathedral's cloisters and grounds. It's where Ginny wrote her message about the Heir of Slytherin (Chamber of Secrets).



Alnwick Castle, NORTHUMBERLAND Via aphotoplace.blogspot.com
I bet you have no trouble recognizing Hogwarts?


Millennium Bridge, London

Millennium Bridge, London Via The Wobbly Bridge
We saw the Death Eaters destroy this bridge in The Half Blood Prince.



Duke Humphrey's library was used as the Hogwarts library and the School of Divinity as the infirmary.


Renowned as one of the oldest libraries in Europe, the Bodleian Library in Oxford is a haven for book lovers and Harry Potter fans alike. Visitors can stroll through the same ancient aisles that the cast did, among the towering bookshelves brimming with centuries-old tomes. Although access to the actual filming locations within the library may be restricted, Potterheads can still bask in the magic-infused atmosphere of the place, imagining themselves amidst the whispered plotting of their favorite characters. Tours are available, offering a deeper insight into the library's significant role in the wizarding world brought to life on screen.


Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Via Durham cathedral
Durham's magnificent cathedral is another of the multiple Harry Potter filming locations. It was used for interior and exterior shots. Remember the quadrangle where Harry took a snowy walk with Hedwig and Ron regurgitated slugs?


Durham Cathedral is a Norman-style cathedral located in Durham, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Durham and is one of the most impressive cathedrals in the United Kingdom. The cathedral was used for both interior and exterior shots in the Harry Potter films. It was featured in the film when Harry took a snowy walk with Hedwig and when Ron regurgitated slugs. The cathedral also boasts a museum, library, and a cafe, making it a great spot to explore and learn more about the history of the cathedral. The cathedral is open to the public and visitors can even take guided tours of the filming locations.


Goathland Station, Yorkshire

Goathland Station, Yorkshire Via Yorkshire
AKA Hogsmeade station.


Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

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You can spend hours in the World of Harry Potter here. Lacock Abbey gave us Professor Snape's classroom and the scene where Harry was chosen for the Gryffindor's Quidditch team. The Warming Room of the Abbey provided Professor Quirrell's Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom and the Chapter House was Professor McGonagall's classroom and the home of the mirror of Erised


Lacock, Wiltshire

Lacock, Wiltshire Via Lacock, Wiltshire
The village where the abbey stands is also home to the house where Professor Dumbledore and Harry visit Professor Slughorn in The Half Blood Prince. The actual house stands on Chapel Hill.


Christ Church, Oxford

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The magnificent staircase was used in the films as the one that led to Hogwarts' Great Hall. Other staircases in the college were also used, such as for when pupil Tom Riddle met Professor Dumbledore after the Chamber of Secrets was opened.


Christ Church, Oxford

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Hogwarts' Great Hall was modeled on the dining hall of Christ Church, which is one of the colleges of Oxford University.


Claremont Square, London

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The street in Islington, North London is the location of the family home of the Noble House of Black we first see in The Order of the Phoenix.


12 Picket Post Close, Martins Heron, Berkshire

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The Dursley's house at Number 4, Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey.


Reptile House, London Zoo

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Where Harry and Dudley had their encounter with the snake very early on in the Harry Potter story.


Loch SHIEL, Scotland

Loch SHIEL, Scotland Via VisitBritain Blog
The loch was used as the Black Lake and yes - that is Glenfinnan Viaduct you can see too. The stunning scenery around Glencoe was used in exterior shots throughout the movie series, including scenes around Hagrid's hut.


Harrow School

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Harry is taught how to wave his wand in The Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone) by tiny Professor Flitwick in a wood-paneled classroom filmed at Harrow School, one of England's premier public schools.


Australia House, London

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The stunning marble Exhibition Hall of the Australian High Commission was used for the interior of Gringotts Bank.


Swinley Forest, Windsor

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Outdoor scenes from the first Deathly Hallows, in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione take refuge in the woods, were filmed in the Swinley Forest area of Windsor’s Great Park.


The Elephant House, Edinburgh

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The birthplace of Harry Potter - the café in Edinburgh in which Rowling wrote the first part of Harry Potter.


The Jacobite

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The Hogwarts Express is actually a real steam train. It runs on one of the most picturesque railway journeys in Scotland - ‘The Road to the Isles.' It is called The Jacobite Steam Train because it passes through much of the area associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite Rebellion.


Lavenham, Suffolk

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The pretty medieval town is aka Godric's Hollow.


New College, Oxford

New College, Oxford Via Oxford University, UK
The cloisters of the college is where Draco was turned into a ferret by Professor Moody in The Goblet of Fire.


Book your visit to marvel at the ancient architecture that served as the backdrop for such a memorable scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. As you walk through the same cloisters where Draco Malfoy met his furry fate, feel the magic of the Oxford grounds stir your imagination, transporting you into the wizarding world. Whether you're a fan of the mischievous antics of Mad-Eye Moody or simply appreciate the beauty of Gothic design, New College warmly welcomes Potterheads and history buffs alike.


Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield

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Used as Malfoy Manor in The Deathly Hallows.


Malham Cove, Yorkshire

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The limestone pavement is one of the places Harry and Hermione camped in Deathly Hallows (just after Ron had a hissy fit and left). Malham is in the Yorkshire Dales - one of the most stunning scenic areas of the UK.


Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire

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The location of where Ron got splinched and the gang first tried to destroy the locket in The Deathly Hallows.


Queensway Tunnel, Liverpool

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The longest road tunnel in Britain, it was used for the thrilling motorbike chase scene in The Deathly Hallows. It runs under the River Mersey.


Surbiton Station, Surrey

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Sit in the same station cafe as Harry Potter on platform 1. (Half Blood Prince).


Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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One of the greatest country houses in England, Blenheim is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The grounds were used to film the scene where James Potter bullied Severus Snape.


Great Scotland Yard, London

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The visitors’ entrance to the Ministry of Magic. As you can see, there's no telephone kiosk in reality!


Beacon Hill, Berkhamsted

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Are you ready to search for a manky old boot to use as a portkey? And when you've found it ...


Beacon Hill in Berkhamsted, England is a popular filming location for the Harry Potter franchise. It is known for being the site of the Quidditch World Cup in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," where Harry and his friends watch the thrilling match between Ireland and Bulgaria. The hill is also home to a medieval motte and bailey castle, adding to its magical charm. Visitors can take a hike up the hill to see the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and imagine themselves in the wizarding world. The hill is easily accessible by train from London and is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fan.


Ashridge Forest, Hertfordshire

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... go to the huge tree in Ashridge from where Cedric Diggory swung when they all meet up to go to the Quidditch World Cup in The Goblet of Fire..


Virginia Water, Surrey

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The lake in Windsor Great Park was where Buckbeak the Hippogriff flew with Harry (Philosopher's Stone) and where Hermione acted as "an owl" delivering messages between Ron and Harry when they’d fallen out (Goblet of Fire).


Glen Nevis, Scotland

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The place where Harry took on the dragon in Goblet of Fire. (It's near Fort William.)



London Via LONDRES Y +.
There are so many Harry Potter filming locations in London. You can do a regular sightseeing tour and see places like Piccadilly Circus (apparated after the wedding), the River Thames (departure from Privet Drive, flight from Hogwarts to the Ministry of Magic in Order of the Phoenix and the Night Bus scenes), Whitehall government buildings which doubled as the Ministry of Magic exterior and places like St. Pancras Station, Canary Wharf, Big Ben and Tower Bridge, which all appear in the movies.

As a Brit, I don't think you need any excuses to come here, but if you need an exceptionally good reason, the Harry Potter filming locations are it. When are you coming?

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I grew up in Malham;) #28 Malham Cove. It's so beautiful there!

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