Just north of Watford, you’ll find the very warehouses and movie studios that were used in the making of the massively successful film franchise. Given the sheer volume of Potter nerds, Warner Bros decided to leave everything where it was, expand the studios and let Muggles take a look at the props, sets, costumes, workshops and storerooms that were used for the series, as well as a few all-new additions. Fans will be in heaven here: where else can you step into Hogwarts’ Great Hall and feel as skittish as a first-year student about to face the Sorting Hat?
More than two decades since Harry Potter made his literary debut, countless readers and moviegoers are still in love with JK Rowling’s boy wizard. So it’s not so riddikulus to imagine that the locations described and depicted in the seven books, ten films and one stage play, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ (now a fixture in London, New York and Melbourne) have become tourist destinations in their own right.
For our tour of Harry’s wizarding world, we’ve picked 16 magical places around the globe that not only include filming locations and the places that inspired Rowling, but also spots that are so enchanting that they bring magic into the Muggle world. So grab your broomstick and get ready to fly: here are the most magical places in the world for Harry Potter fans to visit.