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.
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.