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UK Trips Harry Potter Style

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A Starting Point Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London

Day 2:

  • Arrive early in London and go to Leadenhall Market, to see some filming shots of ‘Diagon Alley’, including the entrance to the ‘Leaky Cauldron’

  • Head up to Claremont Square to see the row houses that were used as the exterior of ‘Grimmauld Place’

  • Go to King’s Cross Station to see the starting point for the ‘Hogwarts Express’ – ‘Platform 9 3/4’ and visit the Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 3/4

  • See the High Commission of Australia, which was used to create ‘Gringott’s Bank’

  • Go to Cecil Court, just off of Charing Cross road to visit another filming location of ‘Diagon Alley’

  • Walk along Scotland Place, where you will find the visitors entrance to the ‘Ministry of Magic’

  • Visit Westminster Station to travel on the escalator used by Harry and Ron in the movies

Day 3:

  • In the morning, go to Warner Brothers Studios to experience “The Making of Harry Potter” tour

  • Drive by 9 Heathgate to see the home of the character Hermione Granger, which appears in ‘The Deathly Hallows Part 1’

  • Go to the London Zoo and visit the reptile house, where Harry discovers he can talk to snakes and releases a Burmese Python on his cousin

Day 4:

  • Visit the medieval village of Lacock in Wiltshire where you can see the old abbey used as ‘Defense Against the Dark Arts’ and ‘Potions’ classrooms in the movies

  • See the character Horace Slughorn’s home in the village

  • Travel to Gloucester and see the Cathedral, where several scenes from the movies were filmed

  • Travel to Oxford and visit Christ’s Church, the inspiration for the Hogwarts Dining Hall

Day 5:

  • Head north to visit Durham Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site used for filming several scenes from the movies ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘The Chamber of Secrets’.

  • Afterwards, head north to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, featured in ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ where Harry had his first flying lesson

  • See the Lion Arch, used as an entrance to Hogwarts, and the courtyards and baileys used in other scenes from the films

Day 6:

  • Continue on to Edinburgh

  • Walk down Victoria Street and visit Diagon House

  • Have lunch in Elephant House Café, where J.K. Rowling created Harry Potter

  • Stroll up Candlemaker Row to spot the Diagon Alley plaque and mural

  • See J.K. Rowling’s handprints cast in bronze in the City Chambers courtyard on the Royal Mile

Day 7:

  • Travel to Fort William and take a ride on the “Hogwarts Express”, or the Jacobite Steam Railway starting at the foot of Ben Nevis mountain

  • Journey 84 miles to Mallaig, seeing the Glenfinnan Viaduct along the way, which was featured in the movies

Day 8:

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight home

And Now for Something Completely Different

Your tour in the UK could also include a punt on the river, a guided tour of the V&A museum or the Tate Modern. Or take a walking tour of Soho and its surrounds.

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Specialty Itineraries

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Our Prices Include:

  • All admissions, taxes, fees, tips and 24-hour on-call support

  • Round-trip airfare and all ground transportation abroad

  • Five overnight stays in a centrally located hotel

  • Five breakfasts and five dinners

  • Full time tour director to accompany the group

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