Harry Potter Filming Locations

The Harry Potter book series, and the films that followed, have inspired and captivated children and adults for over 20 years.

Over eight films, the series used a number of locations across the United Kingdom, many of which you can visit with friends and family, and capture the magic of these much-loved movies.

Read on to find our list of must see Harry Potter filming locations throughout the UK. You can pick your favourite film, and find the filming locations from that movie, or browse by region to see what’s nearby.

Alnwick Castle

Address: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
Our very own Alnwick Castle was used as filming location of both the Philosopher’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets. Harry and his classmates learned to fly broomsticks on the Outer Bailey, which is also where Harry learned to play the wizarding sport Quidditch. Walk around the castle’s courtyards and baileys, and try and spot where Harry and his friends walked to class, where Ron crashed his dad’s flying car, and their route to Hagrid’s hut and the Forbidden Forest.

Australia House

Address: Australian High Commission, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA
Australia House has been used as the spectacular setting of Gringotts bank in both the first and final film in the series. You’ll remember it from the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry and Hagrid visit to access Harry’s vault for the first time, and in the Deathly Hallows¸ when Harry and his friends search for the Horcruxes.

Durham Cathedral

Address: The College, Durham, DH1 3EH 
The enchanting Durham Cathedral was used as many parts of Hogwarts in the Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets. In the cloisters of the cathedral, you will see where Harry flies Hedwig in the snow on his first year, and the spot where Ron vomits slugs in the Chamber of Secrets. Visit the cathedral Chapter House, and you’ll also find Professor McGonagall’s classroom, where the class transfigured goblets into rats.


Address: Glencoe, Ballachulish, Argyll, PH49 4HX (Visitor centre)
Glencoe offered a spectacular backdrop to Hagrid’s cabin and pumpkin patch in the Prisoner of Azkaban. When you visit, make sure to visit the Clachaig Gully, and take in the sights of Torren Lochan, and the Signal Rock forest, and pick out your favourite scenes from the film.

Gloucester Cathedral

Address: 12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX
The dramatic and beautiful Gloucester Cathedral was the backdrop to a number of Hogwarts scenes in the Harry Potter series. The cloisters of the cathedral can be seen Philosopher’s Stone, when the troll trapped Hermione in the toilets, and was used as the corridor leading up to the Gryffindor common room. At the end of the north walk, you’ll find where ‘The Chamber of Secrets has been opened’ was painted on the wall – and nearby, where Moaning Myrtle flooded the toilets. From the Half Blood Prince, you’ll see where Harry overheard that Snape had made the Unbreakable Vow.

King's Cross Station - Platform 9 3/4

Address: King's Cross, Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AP
At the start of every school year, Harry and his friends must pass through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station, to catch the Hogwarts Express. If you visit King’s Cross today, you can find the real Platform 9 ¾, take photos with a trolley heading through the wall, and visit the Harry Potter shop to find gifts and keepsakes.


Address: Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
Lacock Abbey and the nearby village are treasure troves for anyone looking for Harry Potter filming locations. Find Harry’s parents’ house at the end of Church Street, which featured in the Philosopher’s Stone. Lacock Abbey was used to film many Hogwarts scenes throughout the Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Rooms in the Abbey were also used as Snape and Quirrel’s classrooms, and the Chapter House was where Harry found the Mirror of Erised. You’ll also find Budleigh Babberton and Slughorn’s hideaway home in Lacock, which featured in the Half-Blood Prince.

Leadenhall Market

Address: Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 1LT
In the heart of London, you’ll remember Leadenhall Market the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry and Hagrid enter the Leaky Cauldron on their way to Diagon Alley. Now, it offers a unique shopping and dining experience in a beautiful historic building. Make sure to pay it a visit when you are next in London.

London Zoo Reptile House

Website: zsl.org
Address: ZSL London Zoo, London, NW1 4RY
You’ll remember London Zoo from the very start of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry visits the zoo with the Dursleys. In the reptile house, he discovers he has the ability to talk to snakes after an encounter with a python. He then accidentally sets the python free, and traps Dudley inside instead!

Millennium Bridge, London

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Address: Thames Embankment, London, SE1 9JE
The cityscape of London itself was used for the opening of the Half Blood Prince. As Voldemort returns, and the Death Eaters launch an attack on the Muggle world, they attack the bridge, destroying it on their rampage of London. Thankfully, the intact version is still there to visit on the Thames embankment!

The Glenfinnan Viaduct

Address: Glenfinnan, Highlands, PH37 4LT
Also known as the ‘Harry Potter bridge’, the Glenfinnan viaduct is the setting for some of the most beautiful shots of the Hogwarts Express. In the Chamber of Secrets, the bridge is shown when Harry and Ron steal Mr Weasley’s flying car after they missed the train, and in the Prisoner of Azkaban when the students journey to school is hijacked by Dementors.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Address: Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
The Leavesden studios were a second home to the Harry Potter cast over the 10 years the series was filmed. After production ceased, the studios were held to preserve the many sets, props, costumes and artefacts from the series. See sets such as Dumbledore’s office and the Great Hall, your favourite characters’ costumes and some of the props that the cast used – and make sure to buy a keepsake at the gift shop.
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