15 Popular Harry Potter Filming Locations That You Can Visit

Harry Potter is more than just a fictional character. He is popular among the youth of not just today but of the youth years back. Harry Potter is a British-American film series based on the novels of the famous author J.K. Rowling. The main theme of the Harry Potter movie was magic. It is a collection of fantasy movies with magic in it. There are wonderful Harry Potter Filming Locations in the movie that make this series more lively.

If you have watched the films then you must be fantasized by the locations that the movie was filmed. So to satisfy your curious mind, we present you 15 Harry Potter Filming Locations that you can even visit today.

Harry Potter Shooting Locations

Here is the list of harry potter locations from movies that are very famous. You can visit them and feel like this magical world.

1. Alnwick Castle, England

Alnwick Castle, England: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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This building was built in the 11th century. The grounds of the castle are the ones where Harry and his friends first learned magic. The castle has a rich history apart from Harry Potter. It’s located near Edinburgh. Today a variety of events like marriage ceremony, educational tour, etc can be performed here. The place also possesses some of the most unique collections and archives that rank most important after the royal collections. 

2. Leadenhall Market, London

Leadenhall Market, London: Harry Potter Locations
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This is London’s most beautiful Victorian market. The place was the location of some of the scenes from the fourth movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This place was established in 1831. The market is known for the items that can be purchased here. It is one of the oldest markets in London. In the film, it was used to represent the area of London near the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley. 

3. The Jacobite

The Jacobite: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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It’s a steam train that runs from Fort William to Mallaig. This train resembles very closely to the Hogwarts Express of the film Harry Potter. The journey by train is considered the greatest journey in the world. The average journey time between Fort William and Mallaig is 1 hour and 23 minutes. Real Harry Potter Fans can tour the Scottish countryside by this train.

4. Black Park

This Park was filmed for several different scenes. The amazing fact is that it appears at least once in every Harry Potter film. It’s a big park of around 250 hectares which is dedicated to a natural reserve. The park houses some unique trees like heath, alder carr, mixed coniferous woodland, and some acid grassland. Apart from Harry Potter, this location was used in many different films. 

5. Czocha Castle

The castle was used as the location for the College of Wizardry. This is a live-action role-playing game that trains you to become a wizard. This place is truly designed for the die-hard fans of Harry Potter. The place is set similar to Harry Potter’s universe. You will get to wear the magic robe and carry that wand with you. 

6. Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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This is the library in oxford where this popular scene of Harry going into Hogwart’s library undetected, was filmed. To see that particular part of the library, you need to book a private tour of that place. It’s presently the main research library of the University of Oxford and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe.

7. Christ Church

If you have seen the movies carefully, you will notice the staircase where Professor McGonagall first met Harry, Hermione, and Ron when you visit Christ Church in Oxford. Its great hall was the inspiration for the majestic Hogwarts Dining hall. It is one of those colleges that offer most of the undergraduate courses. The college is well equipped with the required books and has one of the best technology labs.

8. Harrow School

Harrow School is a public school for boys in England. It’s the fourth most expensive boarding school. The significance of this place in the movie was that that the scene where Hermione learned to levitate a feather was filmed here. A tour of this place will provide you the first-hand look at the room where the wizards tried to perfect the Wingardium Leviosa spell. 

9. Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge: Harry Potter Locations
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This Bridge in London was used to film the opening of the Harry Potter Film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The bridge in the film collapsed into Thames River during the opening scenes. The bridge presently remains erect and offers great photographing opportunities of the river and the St. Paul’s Cathedral. Its also commonly known as Wobbly Bridge by the Londoners. 

10. The London Zoo

The London Zoo: Harry Potter Locations
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It’s the world’s oldest scientific zoo. As the name suggests, it is located in London. Today it houses a collection of more than 600 different types of species and is often called the Reagent Zoo. There is this place in the zoo which is called the Reptile House. This place has some significance in the movie as here a Burmese python spoke to Harry in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

11. Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Warner Bros. Studio Tour: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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Needless to say, this was the official production studio of all the Harry Potter films. The studio was responsible for the arrangement of costumes, props, and many other things. you can book your tickets online to see the studio. The studio is decorated beautifully during the winter season and is a must-see for every Harry Potter fan.

 12. Goathland Station

Goathland Station: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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This station was renamed as Hogsmeade station by the Warner Bros. The station is really beautifully designed. Its role in the movie was that it acted as the final station where the students would leave to continue their studies in magic in the next year. The place is now famous for the food and its ambiance. 

13. Glencoe

Glencoe: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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This place in Scotland was used in the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Being in Scotland means amazing scenery. The outdoor scenes were filmed. Although the sets of the film have been removed, the place is just beautiful. Apart from the views, you can enjoy skiing here or learn about the deep history of the place. 

14. Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel: Harry Potter Filming Locations
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This is a Scottish lake situated 20 km west of Fort William. The lake was one of the two lakes which were used for Hogwarts lake. The lake was a part of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In the following scene, Buckbeak has dipped his feet in the water. The lake was again present in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The area of the lake is under special protection due to its importance in the breeding of black-throated divers.

15. Steall falls

Steall falls: Harry Potter  Locations
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This amazing fall was the location for the Triwizard Tournament where Harry fought the Hungarian Horntail dragon in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is the second-highest waterfall in Britain. This waterfall is also referred to as the Steall Ban. The place is highly recommended for all the Harry Potter and Non-Harry Potter lovers. 

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Though there are still many places in real life that you can travel to, to see the Harry Potter Filming Locations, we have selected the best and popular ones. Though most of the places are set in London, some of the places are set up in Scotland. If you are a true harry potter movie series fan, do visit these Harry Potter Filming Locations once in a lifetime.