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Iconic Harry Potter Filming Locations To Add To Your Bucket List
Scotland's Jacobite Steam Train is the famed Hogwarts Express; many of the vistas you see from the train window in the Harry Potter movies are of Loch Morar.
Jacobite Steam Train
Keep in mind that the Jacobite Steam Train doesn't run during winter. Prices for adults start at £65 for standard class, £98 for 1st class, and £210 for a private table for two.
You can also see the iconic crimson carriages steaming across the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct twice daily (in peak season) from the small village of Glenfinnan.
The dramatic scene where Dumbledore and Harry apparate to a rocky island to find a Horcrux was shot at the Cliffs of Moher, a scenic Irish landmark.
Cliffs of Moher
You can reach the cliffs from practically anywhere in Ireland, and tours run daily from Dublin and any of the larger towns. Prepare for inclement weather and wicked winds.
However, the iconic rock that Harry and Dumbledore apparate to is not at the Cliffs of Moher at all — it's over 150 miles (253 km) south, at the Skellig Islands.
King's Cross Station in London hosts the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies. Locate the luggage cart at Platform 9 ¾ for the perfect photo op.
King's Cross Station
Scarves are provided for each house, and the onsite photographer will even take a professional picture of you running off to Hogwarts, which you can purchase in the Gift Shop.
"The Goblet of Fire" starts with the match between Ireland and Bulgaria in the Quidditch World Cup, which was shot at the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs in Brighton.
Chalk Cliffs
The area is complete with pebbled beaches, rolling hills, and the mighty Cuckmere River. Hiking and biking paths wind through the park, revealing a lost village and grazing sheep.
Try to plan your visit for a sunny day, as the contrast between the snow-white cliffs, lime-green grass, and turquoise sea is stunning. You can easily reach the park from London.
This cathedral was the set of many different locations, from the Gryffindor Common Room to Moaning Myrtle's loo haunts and the iconic "Chamber of Secrets" wall.
Gloucester Cathedral
An interactive screen details where the different filming sites are throughout the cathedral and its grounds, so it's easy to find all the best Harry Potter photo ops.