Summary: If you love Harry Potter, you must come to these places where magic behind the phenomenal books and movies happened.
Do you love Harry Potter as much as you love your kids? Maybe you must consider going to places where all the magic happened in the book series and movies. J. K. Rowling picked some famous places in Britain as settings for her characters, and the movie installments further enhanced the real-like magic world feeling by bringing the book settings to life. You can recreate the adventure of Harry Potter and his friends, as well as other wizards, in these places. Here are some great places to visit in Britain if you are big fans of Harry Potter.
ZSL London Zoo
Everyone who loves Harry Potter will remember the scene in the first book and movie, when little Harry made a snake escape from its glass cage with magic, and made his cousin trapped inside. The scene happened inside the ZSL London Zoo, in the reptile house for the exact. However, reptile house is not the only place you can visit in this zoo.
For example, London Zoo just opened a spot called Tiger Territory, where you can see various tiger species. There are also fun activities such as learning to be an animal keeper for the day and Junior Zoo Academy. Of course, you can always pretend to be little Harry Potter in front of the snake cage.
Do you remember Harry Potter’s first flying lesson with Madame Hooch? Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is a location where the entire set of first flying lesson scene was made. The castle is 700 years old and very beautiful, complete with magnificent glass house, flower garden and stately rooms. There are also activities such as role-playing in Knight Quest.
This is a beautiful glen and valley in Scotland. Glencoe has become set for various scenes in Harry Potter from the first to the latest installment. This area is also famous as a great place for hiking, trekking and biking. Various events such as folk music performance are also held by the accommodations around the areas.
This is a beautiful beach in Wales. Freshwater West became the location to film the latest installments of Harry Potter. This is the place where you saw the heartbreaking scene with Dobby and the location of Fleur and Bill’s cottage. This is a great place to surf, hold a party or just stroll along the beach, but not for swimming.
If you love historical tour, come and visit Bodleian Library in Oxford University, which became the set for Hogwart’s library. This is also the place, where great authors such as Oscar Wilde and the creator of Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien once studied.
Finally, if you want to feel the experience of entering the famous Leaky Cauldron wizard pub, come to Leadenhall Market in England. The market itself can easily become an actual wizard market thanks to its beautiful structure with glass ceiling.
Most of these places are located in England, but some, which also appeared in the books and movies, are located in Wales and Scotland. You can also bring the kids and provide them with educative enjoyment, and have fun at the same time. Be Harry Potter and explore the places he has visited. Ready?
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