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As children don’t we all imagine taking the trip through platform 9 3/4, onto the Hogwarts express and arrive at Hogwarts? Well you don’t even need do that! You can easily take the train or drive to Durham Cathedral to let your imagination run wild and picture yourself along side Harry and co in possibly the most famous school ever.
Why Durham Cathedral we hear you ask? Well that’s because its the location many of the Harry Potter Hogwarts scenes were filmed. Specifically, interior and exterior footage of the Cathedral was used in Philosopher stone, Chamber of secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban.
Some of the most memorable scenes have been filmed here which include; Harry’s training on a broomstick, Teaching of turning animals into goblets and the first time Harry let Hedwig from his own hands.
How to visit
Durham is located in the North East of England and the cathedral is situated right in the centre of the city. Entry into the cathedral is free but a donation of £5 is required to climb the cathedral tower – which we recommend doing a the views are amazing.
Durham train station is located around a 10 minute walk from the cathedral therefore we would advise any visitors to take this method of transport. For time reference, you can get a direct train from London to Durham which takes just under 3 hours. From Manchester the trip is just over 2 hours and from Edinburgh it is just under 2 hours.
Let us know
If you’ve been inspired by this post or have been lucky enough to visit before we’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments.