Friday, July 3, 2015

Feature Friday: Harry Potter Vacation Locations You Can Visit

It's been a few weeks since anything Potter related was discussed, which obviously means it's time to bring it up again.  I loved this list of Harry Potter vacation locations you can really visit.  The photos gave me some major wanderlust.  I've only included a few of the locations here, but there are more on the site.  

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This Medieval castle was used as a set for the fictional Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first twoHarry Potter films. You'll see Alnwick in familiar scenes like Harry's first broomstick flying lesson in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or Ron's flying car crash in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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When it comes to Harry Potter, few sights are as iconic as Hogwarts's Great Hall. In the film, young witches and wizards from each house gather around long tables for meals and ceremonial events – much like the students at Christ Church, a college at Oxford University. Visitors can get a peek at the real thing during a visit to the college – if there isn't an educational event going on, of
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Looking for an attraction that will scratch your Harry Potter sight-seeing itch andsatisfy your travel companions? Try the Jacobite, a steam train that runs along the western coast of Scotland, giving travelers a gorgeous view of the Scottish countryside – and make you feel like you're riding the Hogwarts Express in real life. Potter fans should keep their eyes peeled for the Glenfinnan viaduct, the 21-arched overpass that is seen in the
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Thrill seekers can find Harry Potter's Forbidden Forest come to life at the Black Park in Iver, England. The spiders, however, won't come in larger-than-life form – we hope.
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Perhaps one of the best known Harry Potter attractions, this iconic train station has a Platform 9 3/4 sign, complete with a cart appearing to be halfway through the wall. The "platform" may be a fake, but Potter still travels through the real King's Cross in the film, so it's doubly worth a trip. However, don't make like a wizard and actually run your cart into the wall, however: You'll just end up with flying luggage and a headache.
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Yes, I'll take the entire travel package, thank you very much, Jeeves.

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