Harry Potter’s England


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From heady English universities to idyllic landscapes, iconic Harry Potter sites are strewn across England. Explore filming locations that brought the magical world to life -- including the picturesque Goathland Station, which served as the set for Hogsmeade Station. The trains entering could easily be the Hogwarts Express. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


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Harry’s Privet Drive home
Pictured here is the town of Bracknell, Surrey, and houses that served as the Privet Drive home of Harry Potter’s aunt and uncle. (Martyn Hayhow/AFP/Getty Images)


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Alnwick Castle
In Alnwick, explore Alnwick Castle, which has served as the exterior of Hogwarts in many establishing shots and Quidditch scenes. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)


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Oxford University
The dining halls at Oxford served as the inspiration for Hogwarts’ Great Hall in the films, such as the Christ Church dining hall, pictured here in 1958. Much of the interior of Hogwarts was also shot at the school. (Mark Kauffman/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


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Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, England, also served as Hogwarts for many other interior scenes. Perhaps you were expecting to find the words "The chamber of secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware" scrawled on the stone? (Graham Barclay/Getty Images)


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Leadenhall MarketLeadenhall Market in London was a clear choice for Diagon Alley, the secret wizard high street. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)