Harry Potter

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If you are a Harry Potter fan, there is nothing more exciting to go visit a location where you can relive the books and the films, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, the Making of Harry Potter Tour (in London) or the play that is brought to you on stage around the world (London (UK), United States, Australia, Germany).

Europe

All Harry Potter fans living in the UK or in Europe can visit the Making of Harry Potter tour in London, without any worries. Expect excellent accessibility. This great video shares all details from the beginning of your visit all the way to the end.

photo credits ATO

West Coast Railways, operators of ‘The Jacobite’, provided the steam engine and carriages for the ‘Hogwarts Express‘ as seen in the ‘Harry Potter’ films including ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ and others in this wonderful series of films.

Some of the carriages of ‘The Jacobite’ are those used in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. So, come and travel to Mallaig along the line used in the films, see the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, an unmistakeable landmark for all Harry Potter fans. It’s a great day out for all the family.
(source: Visit Scotland)

Alnwick Castle in Scotland is the place that inspired J.K. Rowling to describe ‘Hogwarts’.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS (source: alnwickcastle.com)

  • There is partial access in the grounds for wheelchairs, pushchairs, sight and hearing dogs.
  • Please note that while Alnwick Castle welcomes service and support dogs, visitors may be asked to provide some documentation for their service or support dog.
  • Motorised scooters are not permitted on the steps leading to the Gun Terrace.

UNITED STATES

At the website of Universal Orlando Resort in Florida you can find excellent accessibility information. You can download a pdf guide with detailed information for every attraction, show and ride.

To all who can never know enough about everything Harry Potter, you can read here about the history of building the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Los Angeles, California, Orlando, Florida and Osaka, Japan.

When you have no trips planned yet you can find all things Harry Potter in the Official shop.

If you did visit one of the Harry Potter themeparks, the play or if you did go on the Hogwarts Express, please send us your photos and we will add them to this blog.