UK Harry Potter Tour
This is it. The most comprehensive Harry Potter itinerary out there. 20 – count ‘em – 20 epic locations from the multi-billion dollar film franchise. Start in Oxford, work your way to London and outskirts and then on up to North East England and Scotland. To top it off, we provide you with quality, proximate accommodations every step of the way.
Christ Church, Oxford – Photo credit
Bodleian Library, Oxford
The early 17th century main research library at Oxford loves the camera and was perfect for Hogwarts interior shots.
Where to stay: Macdonald Randolph Hotel & Spa Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford
Ditto for Christ Church. “The House” – a college and cathedral church – is a perpetual film backdrop, above and beyond the world of Hogwarts.
Where to stay: Malmaison Oxford Hotel
New College, Oxford
The site of the Hogwarts cloisters dates back to – believe it or not – 1379.
Where to stay: Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Australia House, The Strand, London
The grand High Commission of Australia did Gringotts Bank justice.
Where to stay: Strand Palace Hotel London
Borough Market, London
Diagon Alley – that magical Harry Potter thoroughfare – comes alive when you set foot in London’s Borough Market. A good place to score lunch.
Where to stay: Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel London
King’s Cross Station, London
The prominent Hogwarts Express node and site of the last scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a wildly popular landmark for J. K. Rowling fans – all because of platform 9Â¾.
Where to stay: Comfort Inn King Cross
Leadenhall Market, London
The fill-in for Diagon Alley & Leaky Cauldron is a wonderful London attraction, especially at Christmas.
Where to stay: Grange City Hotel London
The London Zoo was the backdrop for Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life” video but is probably more famous for Daniel Radcliffe’s Reptile House scene in Philosopher’s Stone.
Where to stay: Danubius Hotel Regents Park London
Millennium Bridge, London
No question about it: the Millennium Bridge made the Death Eater attack scene at the start of Half-Blood Prince.
Where to stay: Crowne Plaza Hotel The City London
One of the most Ã©lite secondary schools in the world, Harrow was the site of Professor Flitwick’s classroom.
Where to stay: Best Western Cumberland Hotel Harrow
Virginia Water Lake, Surrey
Kill three birds with one stone in Surrey, home of lakeside scenes in Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Half-Blood Prince.
Where to stay: Ramada Plaza Royal Berkshire Hotel
Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
The grand Ashridge estate was the location for Forbidden Forest and other woodland scenes in all the Potter films.
Where to stay: West Lodge Park Hotel
Martins Heron, Berkshire
See where Harry’s aunt and uncle live in the parish of Winkfield, Berkshire.
Where to stay: Brook Waterloo Hotel Bracknell
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
Lacock was a magnificent backdrop in Chamber of Secrets and Half-Blood Prince.
Where to stay: The Bath Arms Hotel Wiltshire
Hogwarts corridors were made that much more authentic because of the millennium-old Grade I Gloucester Cathedral.
Where to stay: New County Hotel Gloucester
Malham Cove, North Yorkshire
The limestone cliff of Malham Cove was a wizard campground in Deathly Hallows.
Where to stay: Devonshire Fell Hotel & Restaurant
Goathland railway station, Yorkshire
The Goathland railway station is instantly recognizable as Hogsmeade Station.
Where to stay: Crathorne Hall Hotel Yarm – A Hand Picked Hotel
Durham Cathedral, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a regular site for Hogwarts exterior and interior shots.
Where to stay: Marriott Royal County Hotel Durham
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
A Grade I landmark in every Harry Potter flic.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Hogwarts Express viaduct par excellence. The Highlands of Scotland also figure prominently in Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince.
Where to stay: Weem Hotel Aberfeldy