The saga of the highly acclaimed Harry Potter films has generated among the fans a hunt for the real places where the story is set.
For enthusiasts, all this can become the starting point for a holiday in England , and a fun way to put yourself on the trail of the real Harry Potter castle !
Un viaggio nei luoghi della saga
A Harry Potter tour can only start in the most magical place in the series, the fabulous School of Witchcraft of Hogwarts . The real Harry Potter castle is Alnwick Castle and is located in the British county of Nothumberland near Scotland .
The castle was built in 1096 and is still perfectly preserved. After strolling through the park where Harry practiced purposefully or played Quiddich, visit the interior rooms; they still contain period furniture and paintings . Then enjoy the wonderful panorama from the walls. Alnwick Castle also offers many amusements: children can meet the Dragon Master to learn all about dragons and master the sword.
A magical track to reach the castle
To reach Hogwarts Castle you must go to platform 9 and ¾ , at King’s Cross station. Obviously the track doesn’t exist! The direction of the station was overwhelmed by so many requests that he decided to mark with a plaque the point where Harry crosses the wall to reach the magic train. Unfortunately, you can’t go any further, the magic track is inaccessible to ordinary Muggles (i.e. non-magicians), but if you also want to see the arrival station, in Hogsmeade , know that it is located in Goat hland , a village in Yorkshire. This picturesque station dates back to 1860 and today is one of the stages of a steam locomotive, which passes on the historic line of theYorkshire , the North Yorkshire Moors Railway .
A journey to discover the real Harry Potter Castle will be a magical gift for your children. And if you want to take them to Harry Potter Park , which is located in London , for them it will truly be a magical dream trip.
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