With the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter opening from March 2012 we decide to have a look at where else in the UK you can enjoy a Harry Potter themed short break.
Since the publication of the first Harry Potter book in 1997 the series has become a global phenomenon with over 400 million book sold worldwide. The film rights were bought by Warner Bros and over the course of ten years the Harry Potter franchise has become one of the biggest UK exports. For fans of the films there are plenty of destinations throughout the UK where you can let your imagination run riot and re-enact scenes from your favourite Harry Potter film.
Head to the North East of England and enjoy a stay in one of the fabulous Durham hotels. Durham Cathedral was used as part of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this gothic Cathedral perfectly lends itself to the magical world of Harry Potter. Further north you’ll find the striking Alnwick Castle, the Grade I listed building was used as Hogwarts exterior and interior throughout the films.
If you are planning a Yorkshire break then a visit to Goathland train station is a must, this small station provided the setting for the Hogsmeade station where the Hogwarts Express stops. Also in Yorkshire you will find the limestone pavements of Malham cove, where Harry and Hermione camp in the first instalment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The limestone is naturally formed and has existed for centuries, an ideal spot for a day out or a picnic Malham is just a short drive from Skipton.
Will you be going to the new Harry Potter tour? Which is your favourite film?