Best Harry Potter Themed Days Out

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Attention Witches and Wizards!

Discover the best Harry Potter themed days out here! Hands up if the classic Harry Potter books and the films hold a very special place in your heart?

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just fond of the stories, we all still get excited over the memorable stories, no matter what house you’re in. We’ve all wished at one point that we could step into Hogwarts for real.

So, we rounded up a list of some of the best Harry Potter filming locations that you can visit. And just your casual Harry Potter themed days out if you’re looking for a new adventure to set off on. Add a little bit of magic to your next day out, all that’s left to do is dig out your wands!

Warner Bros Studio Tour

If you’re looking for the best Harry Potter themed days out, then you’ve got to start with the Warner Bros Studio Tour! Explore the magic of the Harry Potter films and see behind the scenes of the iconic films, plus they showcase a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Walkthrough the Forbidden Forest, drink some Butterbeer and visit Gringotts Bank!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Studio Tour Drive. Leavesden. WD25 7LR
  • Price Starting at £49.95
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Lacock Abbey

Hogwarts is so impressive that there wasn’t just one grand house used for the filming! Lacock Abbey stood in as the magical school for two of the films, including The Half-Blood Prince. As a bonus point for any true fans out there, the Abbey even featured in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films too!

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  • Location Lacock. Chippenham. SN15 2LG
  • Price Child from £7.50 and Adult from £15.00
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Alnwick Castle

Ever really wanted to go to Hogwarts and fly on a broomstick? Well, with these Harry Potter themed days out, we’ve got great news for you. Alnwick Castle played the part of the significant school in the first two films, and when you visit you can even get a flying lesson from an expert wizarding professional and learn to fly!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Alnwick Castle. Alnwick. Northumberland. NE66 1NQ
  • Price Child from £10.25 and Adult from £19.50
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Hardwick Hall

Take a trip to Derbyshire and visit Malfoy Manor, also known as Hardwick Hall. Fans will recognise the outside of this beautiful 16th-century house as being used in The Deathly House, plus there’s plenty of great family fun and activities to get involved with once you’re there too.

A must-see on your Harry Potter themed days out!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Doe Lea. Chesterfield. S44 5QJ
  • Price Child from £8.00 and Adult from £16.00
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ZSL London Zoo

Head over to ZSL London Zoo for Harry Potter themed days out, and you even get to see plenty of adorable animals!

The reptile house was featured in the very first film, where the Dursleys and Harry visit the zoo and if you don’t quite remember then we think that’s the perfect excuse to go back and watch them all again!

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  • Location Outer Cir. London. NW1 4RY
  • Price Child from £18.04 and Adult from £27.73
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The Jacobite Steam Train

All aboard the Hogwarts Express!

Travel in style with a trip on the iconic Jacobite Steam Train and travel the same route that took Harry and his friends to Hogwarts. A trip that’s often known as the ‘greatest journey in the world’. If you’re lucky, you might even see some of the carriages used in the films too…

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  • Location Fort William Travel Centre. MacFarlane Way. Fort William. PH33 6EN
  • Price Child from £30.00 and Adults from £52.00
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Gloucestershire Cathedral

Gloucestershire Cathedral appeared in two of the famous films, ‘The Philosophers Stone’ and ‘Chamber of Secrets’. Once you step into the giant cathedral and see the long and impressive stone corridors, we bet you’ll instantly recognise it!

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  • Location 12 College Green. Gloucester. GL1 2LX
  • Price Free
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Ashridge Estate

At Ashridge Estate, you’ll be welcomed by a very iconic tree…

Yep, you guessed it, it’s the real-life ‘Whomping Willow’! The famous tree is featured in the second and third films, and you can meet the 400-year-old tree in person at the estate, along with plenty of other trees too!

The perfect addition to your Harry Potter themed days out!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Moneybury Hill. Ringshall. Near Berkhamsted. Hertfordshire. HP4 1LT
  • Price Child from £1.50 and Adult from £2.50
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Hagrid’s Hideaway

Just a stone’s throw from the famous Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios, discover the incredible Hagrid’s Hideaway at North Hill Farm!

With a variety of glamping and camping facilities available, this is a stay for any fan for their Harry Potter themed days out!

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  • Location North Hill Farm. Chorleywood. WD3 6HA
  • Price From £250.00 per night
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Dobby’s Grave

Hands up if you cried when Dobby died? Come on, be honest!

Well, you can actually visit the beautiful beach where the memorable scene took place. Fans from around the world have flocked to Freshwater Beach to visit Dobby’s Grave and leave tributes for the beloved character.

A Welsh beach is your perfect destination for Harry Potter themed days out, so get going!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Freshwater West. Pembrokeshire. Wales
  • Price Free
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Leadenhall Market

If you’ve ever fancied visiting the iconic Diagon Alley, then why not head to the next best thing at Leadenhall Market in London?

The picturesque street was used for the filming of ‘The Philosophers Stone’. And while it doesn’t have all of the wonderful and wacky shops featured in the books and films, it is certainly a great place to head to!

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  • Location Gracechurch St. London. EC3V 1LT
  • Price Free
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Seven Sisters Country Park

Seven Sisters Country Park in Sussex is much more than a beautiful beach. Discover the picturesque landscape that serves as the backdrop for ‘The Goblet of Fire’ film!

Bonus point if you can pinpoint the exact moment from the film!

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  • Location E Dean Rd. Seaford. BN25 4AB
  • Price Visit website for more details
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Goathland Station

Goathland Station can also be known as Hogsmeade Station.

It appeared in the very first Harry Potter film, and this sweet little train station seems like it’s stuck in time! The picturesque station has also been used for many other films and TV shows, and you can see why – one of the best Harry Potter themed days out!

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  • Location Cow Wath Bank. Goathland. Whitby. YO22 5NF
  • Price Visit website for more details
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Kings Cross Station

If you’re familiar with the books and the films, then you’ll know that the only way to get to the platform for the Hogwarts Express is to head to platform 9 ¾!

You can visit the legendary spot where you’re required to run at the wall to enter the platform, but we can’t promise that you’ll be magically transported if you do have a running start at it…

Take a snap at the place where it all began.

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  • Location Euston Rd. London. N1 9AL
  • Price Free
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The Harry Potter Bus Tour

Looking for Harry Potter themed days out that encompass all of the most famous Potter filming locations?

Hop aboard the Harry Potter Bus Tour and discover a side of London you’ve never seen before, plus dressing up onboard the magical bus is highly encouraged…

Info & Pricing

  • Location St Pancras Renaissance Hotel/St Pancras Rail Station. Euston Rd. London. NW1 2AR
  • Price Child £21.00 and Adult £32.50
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Harry Potter: The Forbidden Forest Experience

Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of the dark, foreboding Forbidden Forest? Well, now is your chance! Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is open to all Harry Potter lovers. Whether you’ve loved the stories for decades, or just delving into the first book.

This is one experience to tick off your list, as you explore the forest, discover the magical creatures and witness the illuminations in front of your eyes. Maybe you’ll be able to hear a creature or two…

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  • Location Arley Hall & Gardens. Arley. Northwich. CW9 6NA
  • Price Child £34.00 and Adult £46.00
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Ground Keeper’s Cottage

Embrace Hagrid’s lifestyle in this unique cottage experience! Nestled in North Yorkshire, the Ground Keeper’s Cottage is a magical staycation. With three interlocking circular rooms, medieval-looking turrets and mismatched stained-glass windows that reflect the gothic style of your favourite wizarding tales.

Whether you want to cast some spells, run around in the lush fields, or absorb the breathtaking coastal views, there’s so much to do and appreciate here.

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  • LocationGolden Hill Farm. Liverton. Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Cleveland. TS13 4TJ
  • Price Please look at website for prices
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