Glenfinnan Viaduct by 96tommy via Flickr

Did you know that Edinburgh is the adopted home of J K Rowling? She wrote a most of her spell-binding stories in the capital and today you can go to the cafés where she was often seen with notebook and pen in hand  – Nicholsons and the Elephant House. You can even visit the 5 star Balmoral Hotel where she finished writing Harry Potter and “The Deathly Hallows” in 2007.

Viaducto de Glenfinnan (Panorámica)

Scotland and Highlands are also home to several Harry Potter film locations:

  • Glencoe, where Hagrid’s Hut featured in “The Prisoner of Azkaban”;
  • Glen Nevis, scene of the thrilling game of quiddich in “The Goblet of Fire”
  • The steam train north, crossing over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct where the Ford Anglia flew overhead in “The Chamber of Secrets”.

We found a great video on YouTube from 4 backpackers who drove through Scotland to discover the Hogwarts location used in the Harry Potter film.