11 MUST VISIT SPOTS FOR HARRY POTTER FANS
Books, almost always, arouse curiosity in the readers, and most readers switch to traveling later in their lives. People are always enchanted by greater-than-life characters or magical architecture either portrayed in the books or their movie adaptations. A thirst to visit such bewitched and phenomenal places always remains in one’s heart. It’s the case of Harry Potter – a story about the young wizard of the same name.
The enchantment nurtured by seeing miraculous and transcendent imagery is so vast that it fills the hearts with the desire to visit these lands. In these situations man finds himself limited to reality notwithstanding his unlimited capacity to imagine. There are many places – though not exactly the ones in the fiction series – which will shock you by their resemblance with the fictional architecture of Harry Potter. Here is the list of the 11 Must Visit Spots For Harry Potter Fans:
1. THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
This site offers a unique experience that you will surely feel that you have dipped into the pages of Harry Potter or some time machine has sent you directly in the movie. The audience of Harry Potter are scattered all around the world, and the best thing for them in this regard is that there are three such places: Universal Orlando, Japan, and Los Angeles. All three Harry Potter theme parks offer a unique experience. The roller coasters same as Hogwarts Express are common to all. All three parks offer different scenery varying from location to location, but the experience is so great that you will keep on talking about it for many days once you visit this place.
2. COLLEGE OF WIZARDRY
Those who actually want to experience the fantasies of magic, The College of Wizardry is a perfect place for them. The college is set in an old castle in Poland, and you can attend four-day magic classes there. Apart from seeing the fantastic magical scenes of the building and its offered magical courses you will get a chance to meet who too, like you, love magic. You will find it by visiting that although the getaway is not as exactly analogous to the one portrayed in “Harry Potter” but it has its own places to offer.
3. WARNER BROS, STUDIO TOUR LONDON
One of the most fantastic things about Harry Potter film series is that it was brought to life by a conscious choice of stage settings, props, and images, etc. The vague images which are created by the book are concreted by the remarkable movie adaptation. Warner Bros didn’t want to end the story merely at the film; you can visit the studio for The Making of the Harry Potter Tour and can see with your own eyes different things used in the making of the film. You can also indulge yourself in activities like eating ice-cream or riding on a broomstick.
4. ALNWICK CASTLE
The most addicted Harry Potter fans can instantly recognize this place that it was used as a Hogwarts castle in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. Apart from marveling at the beauty of this incredible structure, you can take classes about the broomstick flight.
5. GLENFINNAN VIADUCT
If you fantasy the real travel on Hogwarts Express, then you can catch a Jacobite train in Scotland across the Glenfinnan Viaduct. This scene is also featured in a movie or two.
6. GEORGIAN HOUSE
Georgian House is actually rentable wizardry house in the middle of the London. This is a family-run place which offers bed and breakfast. The settings of the rooms are so similar to those in the actual movie or book that Harry Potter lovers will feel awesome here. Petite details are also kept in mind in the setting of this room: the door is behind the bookcase, and the interior of the chamber is castle like with medieval ornamentation.
7. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
There are many reasons to visit this place and one among them is being a lover of Harry Potter’s series. J.K. Rowling actually completed this series at The Elephant House which is present in the heart of Edinburgh. Rowling finished one part of her series “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” staying at Balmoral Hotel. She stayed in room 65, and you can actually rent this room and feel the charisma of this place where Rowling let her imaginations flow. You can also see the message he wrote on the marble bust. For traveling discounts and many other offers you can explore Groupon.
8. MUGGLE TOURS
If you are visiting London and you are a Harry Potter fan then make sure to book a spot on any of the Muggle tours. This place contains many sites that were featured in Harry Potter like Leaky Cauldron, Knockturn Alley and the entrance spot to the Ministry of Magic.
9. KING’S CROSS STATION
This site is also famous among many Harry Potter’s fans especially those who are fond of Hogwarts Express. The platform 9 ¾ is at King’s Cross Station in London. It is the place where Harry Potter and Hermione left for Hogwarts. Although you cannot do the same by disappearing through the wall still, you can have a memorable photo at this station.
10. HARRY POTTER: THE EXHIBITION
There are also many shows featuring the world of Harry Potter for those who cannot travel far. These demonstrations take place in cities like Boston, Toronto, New York, Singapore, and Paris, etc. You will be able to see different props and costumes resembling those actually used in the movie. Different Hogwarts inspired sets are also created at various exhibitions.
11. THE LOCKHART
This is a famous bar in Toronto with décor of Harry Potter representations. Different Harry Potter quotes are written all over the place. There are also some props like Harry Potter Dolls and spiked beverages inspired by the movie.