The Harry Potter films were filmed all over the UK and many locations you can visit on our tours. Some of the fictional locations like Diagon Alley were sets filmed at Leavesden Film Studios, but many of the external shots can be found in locations around Oxford, London and Scotland.
For big fans who want to visit the external locations below is a list of the main locations and links to their google maps listing.
Where was platform 9 3/4 filmed?
Platform 9 3/4 was filmed at King’s Cross station in London on platforms 4 and 5. The beautiful exterior shots were of St Pancras Station and the bridge which Harry and Hagrid walk over at Kings Cross was actually shot in York train station.
Google Maps Link – King’s Cross Station
Google Maps Link – St Pancras Station.
Where was Number 4 Privet Drive filmed?
The Dursley family home was really 12 Picket Post Close, Winkfiled Row in Bracknell.
Where was Hogwarts Filmed?
Alnwick Castle is the location used for Hogwarts Castle in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.’ This is where you see Harry having broomstick lessons. The exterior scenes were filmed at Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England and where you can look for Moaning Myrtle. Hogwarts Great Hall was actually modelled after the Great Hall at Christ Church in Oxford England.
Google Maps Link – Alnwick Castle
Google Maps Link – Gloucester Cathedral
Google Maps Link – Christ Church
Where was The Hogwarts infirmary filmed?
The Hogwards infrimary was filmed at the Bodleian Library Divinity School in Oxford
Where is the famous bridge that Hogwarts Express travels over?
The bridge that Hogwards Express travels across which can be seen in a number of the Harry Potter films is actually the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland. It is located on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire and overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.
Where was the The Leaky Cauldron filmed?
In the first film the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron was filmed in Leandenhall Market in London. Leandenhall Market was built in the late 19th century and is a beautiful example of a Victorian market. Also this was the location for some exterior Diagon Alley scenes. In the Prisoner of Azkaban film they used Borough Market and the interior shots were done in the Leavesden Film Studios.
Google Maps Link – Leandenhall Market
Google Maps Link – Borough Market
Where was Hagrid’s Hut filmed?
Hagrids Hut and the beautiful surroundings were filmed at Clachaig Gully in Glencoe, Argyl, Scotland. The hut is no longer there but you can see the beautiful scenery.
Where was Snape’s potions classroom filmed?
The Hogwarts corridors and Snape’s potions classroom were filmed in Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.
Harry Potter Tours – Brit Movie Tours
If your looking for a guided Harry Potter tour, we run a number of tours which can be found here. We have a number of tours to suit everyone. If you are just in London for the day and fancy a walking tour then our Harry Potter Walk London tour is the one. If you want to see the Warner Bros Studio as well as locations around London and oxford we offer a couple of tours. All of our Harry Potter Tours are operated by us and are not official ‘Harry Potter’ events and are not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, the Harry Potter book publishers or J.K.Rowling.
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