Have you ever just wished you could climb into the big screen and live in your favorite movies? While that’s still not an option (though hopefully someone out there is working on it…) these real-life versions are definitely the next best thing.
There’s no doubting that Harry Potter fans have always been pretty passionate when it comes to re-creating the fictional world of Harry, Hermione and Ron, and bringing that magical world to life has now become big business.
Numerous companies have put a whole lot of time and effort into bringing Hogwarts into the real world, even offering wizarding courses in some of the world’s most enchanting castles just like the in movies.
But it’s not just all just imaginary scenery made to look like the real thing. A number of historic buildings in England bring in the big bucks from passionate Harry Potter fans, allowing movie buffs to visit the exact structures seen on screen in the blockbuster franchise.
Take a look at 5 of the most incredible real-life Hogwarts schools that are just waiting to bring the enchanting world of Harry Potter to life.
Davenport Magic School, London
Fans of magic can learn the ropes at Davenport Magic School. The London course gives an introduction to magic from real life magicians!
Durham Cathedral, England
Want to really get inside Hogwarts? Then head to Durham Cathedral in England! It was used as the Hogwarts courtyard in many of the films.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
Hogwarts really comes to life at Universal Studios Orlando. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter features a huge Hogwarts replica. And a ride putting you in the Harry Potter movies!
College of Wizardry, Poland
College of Wizardry lets fans escape into the world of Harry Potter. The 4 day experience as a witch or wizard, all in a Polish castle!
Alnwick Castle, England
Though there’s no teaching here, Harry Potter fans can still visit Alnwick Castle in England. The historic building was used as Hogwarts in the first 2 films!