The perfect road trip for Harry Potter fans


The Harry Potter collection is one of the most famous and successful film and book series of all time. Since J. K. Rowling’s first novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, fans have been blessed with 6 more books, which have also been brought to life through film. Back in 2016, it was reported that the Harry Potter franchise was worth an estimated $25 billion, which makes you understand the impact the books, films and memorabilia has had on the film world.

Although the Harry Potter films can be watched anytime throughout the year, in the run up to Christmas all 7 films are often televised, with a number of them providing a festive feel. If you’ve watched any of the films or read any of the books recently and want to continue the wizarding feel, then we want to share with you a Harry Potter experience like no other.

You may have already visited one of the UK’s most popular attractions, The Harry Potter Studios, but have you ever considered a Harry Potter inspired road trip? We want to share with you a trip that involves 5 locations which have featured within the films and they’re right here in England.

King’s Cross Station, London

Your road trip starts at King’s Cross Station, which you may recognise from the first film, the Philosopher’s Stone. To be more exact, the station was used to create Platform 9 ¾ where pupils would head to catch the train to Hogwarts.

London Zoo, London

From King’s Cross the road trip then takes you to London Zoo. Another location which featured in the first Harry Potter film, you may recognise the Zoo from the fascinating scene where Harry talks to the boa constrictor.

New College Cloisters, Oxford

Oxford is the next stop on your trip and New College Cloisters may look similar to fans, as this was the location used in the Goblet of Fire, where Professor Moody turns Draco Malfoy into a ferret.

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

The penultimate stop on the trip takes you to Lacock Abbey, which is sure to be the perfect photo opportunity. You’re bound to recognise this location, as it was used as part of the interior for Hogwarts in a number of the films.

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

Home to the original Gryffindor common room and the setting for the troll scene in the Philosopher’s Stone, the final stop on this road trip take you to Gloucester Cathedral.

So there you have it, a Harry Potter inspired road trip sure to be loved by any fan. Have you been on this trip or visited any of the locations mentioned? Let us know on social, using #RoadTripsFromFilm.

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