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Harry Potter Filming Locations: Outside of London and Scotland

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Alnwick Castle Location: Alnwick Castle, Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Filmed here: Hogwarts exterior

Several exterior shots of Alnwick Castle were used as Hogwarts throughout the films, including Quidditch training in Philosopher's Stone, the Flying Ford Anglia scenes in CoS, and Hagrid bringing in the Christmas Tree.

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Slughorn's House Location: Lacock village, Wiltshire

Filmed here: Potter's house, Budleigh Babberton

This small picturesque village has been a major filming location for the Harry Potter films. The Potter's house and a church that were shown briefly in Philosopher's Stone were filmed there, along with Slughorn's temporary home of Budleigh Babberton in Half-Blood Prince. Also, see Lacock Abbey below.

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Quirrell's Classroom Location: Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Filmed here: Mirror of Erised, classroom's of Snape & Quirrell

On the outskirts of Lacock Village, this Abbey was used for several Hogwarts interior scenes in the earlier movies, including the Mirror of Erised scenes, and Professors Snape and Quirrell's classrooms. Its cloisters were also used as some of Hogwart's corridors and the courtyard made an appearance as well.

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Goathland Station - Hogsmeade Location: Goathland railway station, North Yorkshire

Filmed here: Hogsmeade Station

Goathland Railway Station was used for Hogsmeade Station in the films. The North Yorkshire village of Goathland is also famous for being the set of British TV program 'Heartbeat'.

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Swinley Forest Location: Swinley Forest, Bracknell

Filmed here: Deathly Hallows 1&2 forest scenes

A section of this large forest near Bracknell, south east England, was used extensively for Deathly Hallows filming. Its main part in Part 1 was in the chase scene before the Trio are captured by the Snatchers. It will also appear in Part 2, with one scene involving Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom running through the forest with hundreds of extras behind him. (I went there during filming =D)

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Picket Post Close - Privet Drive Location: Picket Post Close, Bracknell RG12 9FG

Filmed here: Privet Drive, PS/SS

This small street in Bracknell was used in the first film as the outdoor set for the Dursleys' Privet Drive (4 Privet Drive = 12 Picket Post Close). For the later films they built a Privet Drive set at Leavesden Studios, based closely on the real street.

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Gloucester Cathredral Location: Gloucester Cathedral

Filmed here: Fat Lady in PS, Writing on the Wall in CoS

Scenes for Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets were filmed in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, most notably the Fat Lady portrait in movie 1 and the writing on the wall and the flooded corridor scenes in movie 2.

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Black Park Location: Black Park, Wexham, Buckinghamshire

Filmed here: Hagrid's Hut, Dragons in Forest, OotP Hogsmeade Station

Black Park has been used for a few different scenes in the films. Hagrid's Hut was built and filmed here for the first two movies, it was the filming location for the scene where Hagrid shows Harry the dragons in Goblet of Fire, and they built part of the Hogsmeade Station set here for the end of film 5.

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Duke Humfrey's Library Location: Duke Humfrey's Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Filmed here: Hogwarts Library

This grand library was used as the set of Hogwarts Library. Various times through the series we see Harry, Ron and Hermione browsing its vast shelves.

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Hospital Wing - Divinity School Location: Divinity School, Oxford University

Filmed here: The Hospital Wing

A beautiful room here was used as Madam Pomfrey's Hospital Wing, at least in the early films. It is unclear whether they later built a set at the studios or continued used Divinity School.

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Hospital Wing - Divinity School Location: Christ Church College, Oxford

Filmed here: Corridors, staircases; inspiration for Great Hall

Although not filmed here (they built a huge studio set), the Great Hall got its inspiration partially from Christ Church's Dining Hall. Some bits were filmed here, however, including the scene in the first film where the first years are greeted by McGonagall on the staircase, plus some other corridor scenes.

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Hospital Wing - Divinity School Location: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

Filmed here: GoF Ferret Scene

The cloisters of New College, Oxford served as the Hogwarts background for some scenes, notably that in which Draco Malfoy is transformed into a ferret by Mad-eye Moody in Goblet of Fire.

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Charms Classroom Location: Fourth Form Room, Harrow Old Schools, Harrow School, Middlesex

Filmed here: Flitwick's Charm Class

This room in the Old Schools of the famous Harrow School in Middlesex was the filming location for the 'Wingardium Leviosa' Charms Class with Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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Hospital Wing - Divinity School Location: Freshwater West, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Filmed here: Shell Cottage

This beach in south-west Wales appears at the end of Deathly Hallows Part 1 and beginning of Part 2 as it was used as the exterior set of Bill & Fleur's Shell Cottage. Unfortunately, the house itself was only built as a temporary set, so you won't see it if you visit the area.

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McGonagall's Classroom at Durham Cathedral Location: Durham Cathedral

Filmed here: Corridors and Classrooms

Several scenes from the first two movies were filmed at Durham Cathedral, in the north west of England, including classrooms, corridors, and outdoor courtyard shots. The most notable of these is Professor McGonagall's classroom.

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Lavenham - Godrics Hollow Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

Filmed here: Godric's Hollow

Lavenham, a village in Suffolk, was used for filming the Godric's Hollow scenes in Deathly Hallows Part 1, and it is believed that Lavenham Guildhall is the building used as the Potter's house in the Prince's Tale memories in Part 2.

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More locations:

Burnham Beeches | Filmed here: Forest scenes in Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Order of the Phoenix | Find >>
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire | Filmed here: Snape's flashback scene in Order of the Phoenix | Find >>
Frithsden Beeches, Berkhamsted | Filmed here: Goblet of Fire wood [where Cedric jumps off a tree] | Find >>
Queensway Tunnel, Merseyside | Filmed here:Death Eater chase tunnel in Deathly Hallows Part 1 | Find >>
Dowding Way, Leavesden | Filmed here: Harry catches the Knight Bus in Prisoner of Azkaban | Find >>
Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales | Filmed here: Camping scene on a rocky cliff in DH Part 1 | Find (Approx.) >>
Grassington Moor, Yorkshire Dales | Filmed here: Landscape shots for Deathly Hallows Pat 1 | Find (Approx.) >>
Virginia Water, Surrey | Filmed here: Hippogriff lesson and Dementor lake in Prisoner of Azkaban | Find >>
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare | Filmed here: Harry and Dumbledore at the cliffs in Half-Blood Prince | Find >>
Farnham, Surrey | Filmed here: Forest/wood scenes in Half-Blood Prince | Find >>
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany | Filmed here: Gregorovitch's residence in Deathly Hallows I
Bjorli, Norway | Filmed here: Hogwarts Express going through the snow & other winter scenes in HBP