Hogwarts Express Harry Potter tour from Edinburgh

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Harry Potter in Scotland

It’s no secret that J.K Rowling has fallen in love with Scotland since moving here in 1993, and we cannae blame her! The Harry Potter books were dreamt and written in Scotland, taking inspiration from Edinburgh’s enchanting streets, architecture and our stunning Scottish scenery. 

One of the most instantly recognisable locations from the films is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, known to Potterheads around the world as the ‘Harry Potter Bridge’. The only way to travel across the iconic arches is, of course, on the Hogwarts Express! Enter into your own wee world of wizardry with a ride on the classic Jacobite Steam Train; voted one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world. It won't take you to Hogwarts, but we can take you on a magical journey to some of the film's top locations such as Glencoe, which was used as the backdrop for the gatehouse - and also Hagrid’s Hut.

Are you even a fan if you don’t experience these Harry Potter filming locations for yourself? 

Check out the tours below for a chance to ride the Hogwarts Express or visit Alnwick Castle (AKA Hogwarts) and learn to fly a broom on our 1-day castles and broomsticks tour...

 5 film locations in Scotland that all Harry Potter fans need to see