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Harry Potter School: Discover Harry Potter Castle! | Digital Nomad’s Guide

Find out where the castle that inspired Harry Potter’s school is located!

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Harry Potter is a series of books and films that made children, teenagers and adults dream of a magical world. In the filming, in addition to computer graphics, many real scenarios were used, including a castle to represent Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s school.

O Alnwick Castle was chosen as the setting for Hogwarts in the first two films in the series. The most striking scenes at Alnwick Castle are the Quidditch scenes, especially Harry Potter’s first Quidditch lessons.

Harry Potter School: Discover Harry Potter Castle!

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Alnwick Castle is located in the north of England, in the region of Northumberland, close to the border with Scotland. This region is full of medieval castles, as you can see in the post “Castles in England: the 10 most beautiful”.

The great differential of Alnwick Castle is its excellent state of conservation. Built in the 11th century, Alnwick Castle has undergone several renovations over the centuries, with the introduction of more “recent” elements such as the 18th century decor in the rooms.

Harry Potter School: Discover Harry Potter Castle!

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In fact, the “Harry Potter school”, that is, Alnwick Castle is inhabited to this day. The Duke of Northumberland and his family live in the castle, but in the summer they move because of the large number of tourists.

O Alnwick Castle is open to the public and welcomes 250,000 visitors annually. There are guided tours to learn about the castle’s history, full of wars, intrigue and surprises. During the year, especially in summer, there are super organized medieval performances. How about watching a movie with the castle next door? Unmissable!

Harry Potter School: Discover Harry Potter Castle!

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As Alnwick Castle is closely linked to the Quidditch scenes, there are lessons in the sport for anyone interested, whether child or adult. Of course, on weekends and holidays, children invade Harry Potter’s school and occupy all the places to play Quidditch.

Alnwick Castle is also sought after by fans of the series. Downton Abbeyas the 2014 and 2015 Christmas specials were recorded there.

practical information

Tickets to see Alnwick Castle cost £14.95 and are valid for 12 months. The annual validity benefits those who live in the region and can visit the castle many times a year. Buying the ticket online, there is a discount.

Check out how to get to the castle here and for more information, click here.

Did you want to visit Harry Potter’s school? Impossible not to want to know this magical place!

Have a nice trip, Traveler!

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