Picture by Simone A. Bertinotti

Every year Harry and his friends make their way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland is the famous bridge and train line the Hogwarts Express travels along to get them there. The surrounding countryside makes for some wonderful hiking, and you can even take a ride on the “Jacobite” — the real steam train Potter traveled on. There’s a regular diesel service, but if you want to cross the viaduct in a Hogwart’s Express-style steam locomotive, West Coast Railways runs the Jacobite Steam Train during the summer season (May to October).

 

Glenfinnan Viaduct

 

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