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Places where Harry Potter was filmed

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Hogwarts, where wizarding lessons are conducted under the slogan "Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon," 9 ¾platform at King's Cross station, the forbidden forest, and other mysterious places are the world of Harry Potter created by Joanne Rowling. However, the events in the movie and the book do not occur in parallel universes, but on our Earth. We brought together all the magical places, castles, villages for traveling Pottermans.

So let's travel to King's Cross Station, the entrance to the wizards' world. The railway station is in northeast London. To switch to Hogwarts Express, you need to go to platform nine ¾ between platforms 9 and 10. Of course, we can't get there, but we can still take photos with the uniform of Hogwarts 4 faculty and have some unforgettable moments at the 9 ¾ platform. At the souvenir shop near the station, we can get extraordinary goods.

We went to the 9 ¾ platform, and now we have to take the Hogwarts express train. Yes, this train is available. It served from 1937 to 1963 and was later renovated and used for filming. The West Highland Line, used for the Hogwarts-express scenes in Harry Potter's films, won over 400 other competitors for the title of the world's most spectacular route, with its spectacular scenery and the charm of the famous Glenfinnan Bridge. Since 2014, the train has been brought to the "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" amusement park. Pottermans, while on vacation in New Orleans, you can experience unforgettable experiences at Hogwarts Express.

We have a long trip on the train, and the next stop is Hogwarts School. As the castle, reflecting the miracle of the school, was not found in America or Scotland, Hogwarts was filmed in several places. The façade of Hogwarts, as well as the courtyard, belongs to Alnwick, the 11th-century Scottish castle. It was here, where little Harry took his first steps in magic. The corridors he walked and the galleries he saw were filmed in Gloucester Cathedral. Minerva McGonagall's office is in Durham Cathedral. Although the buildings of the 11th and 12th centuries attract tourists with their grandeur, we are here to learn the magic.

You have to study to learn magic. So let's go to the library. The central places were filmed at Oxford University. It is no coincidence that we can meet Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry at the Oxford Library. Look, they are in a hurry. Naturally, it is now Professor Filius Flitwick's lesson. Enchantment subjects of Hogwarts were at the Harrow boys' school. It is impossible to leave London without seeing this school as W. Churchill graduated from Harrow school. 

Classes are over; Harry goes to his friend before going to bed. Let us go with him to Rubeus Hagrid's hut. The Glencoe Valley of Scotland, the Mount Glen Nevis, and the magnificent views. It is the place where Hagrid had long conversations with his little friend. Unfortunately, his hut has not been left after the filming, but we can see this hut and other things with the power of fantasy while visiting this place.

Now Harry and we are heading to the forbidden forest where the magic creatures sleep. Not everyone can get into the Black Park of Buckinghamshire, as the dark of the wood can scare the bravest ones. What will overcome: your love, or fear?

Now we have to finish our journey, do we have the money to return? Otherwise, the doors of Gringotts Bank are open to you. Filming for the interior of the bank was held at Australia House. Although the Australian commission is here, we know that goblins are guarding the bank safes here. 

Time to go. Let's get to St. Pancras Railway Station. Somehow, in the final scenes of the film, our already-grown heroes - Harry and Ginny, Hermione, and Ron – saw off their children to the world of miracles. As the movie ends at this point in 2011, our journey is ending here too.


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Arzu was born in 2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She lives in Azerbaijan since 2006. She loves travelling a lot and has been to a few cities of Russia and Azerbaijan. Her biggest dream since childhood is to see the beauties of Paris by her own. While waiting impatiently to realize this dream, Arzu has already achieved a few other goals of her. Her realized dreams include studying at the Journalism faculty. Arzu, who has a deep knowledge of this field, is good at writing about her experiences.

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