Originating as a series of seven novels written by J K Rowling, eight films then followed bringing to life the adventures of the young wizard we know as Harry Potter, and his two friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The eight films were, in the majority, filmed across the United Kingdom and at the Warner Brothers Studio near London; meaning that there is an abundance of places to visit for every ‘Potterhead’ looking to submerge themselves in the magical word of Hogwarts and Harry Potter.
From walking in the footsteps of your favourite witches and wizards on the sets housed at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, to strolling the grounds of Ashridge Estate whilst visiting the Whomping Willow, or stopping by Harry Potter’s parents’ house at Lacock Village, or attempting to charm snakes at London Zoo with your Parseltongue, there is plenty for every ‘Potterhead’ to enjoy as they adventure across the country exploring each filming location.
Whilst the routes exciting purpose is to find and explore Harry Potter’s own magical world, the filming locations used allow additional pleasure to be had through exploring historical towns, sites, and artefacts.
When visiting Lacock Abbey, you have not only the Abbey, but the village and Fox Talbot Museum too, at Gloucester Cathedral take a tour to explore the history, climb the Tower and discover the underground Crypt. During your time in Oxford take your time to explore the prestigious university city, in London the markets, museums and cafés are rife to be explored, and in County Durham perhaps Beamish, the Living Museum of the North or Ushaw, an Historic House, Chapels & Gardens.
No matter which part of the magical journey you are at, there is a hidden extra or two around every corner of the tour for all the party to enjoy.
With so many locations spread out around the UK it’s important to have the perfect spots lined up to stop; below are some perfectly placed camp sites to serve you on your magical journey around Harry Potter’s England;
The perfect location for ‘Warner Bros. Studio Tour London’ and only a short drive to Henley-on-Thames Train Station, putting London within reach for a day trip.
Henley Four Oaks is surrounded by large trees offering a beautiful surrounding for those staying at the site on either the grass or hard standing pitches. The site itself offers electric hook-ups, laundry facilities, Disabled facilities dishwashing facilities, gas, toilet blocks and much more.
Full facilities information can be found here.
A stone’s throw from Lacock The Crown Inn’s Campsite is in the perfect location to stop for the night after visiting Ashridge Estate, ready for time at Lacock the following day.
The site has pitches for both tents & motorhomes, offering toilets and shower facilities onsite. Having the Inn onsite allows for a delicious evening meal out at the end of a long day exploring.
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Placed well to rest after a day exploring Lacock Abbey and village, ahead of visiting Gloucester Cathedral the next, Apple Orchard Caravan & Camping Site had a lot to offer including electric hook ups, a Tea Room & Bar, onsite shop and much more, including onsite Glamping Pods.
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Well placed in the Oxford area for both your Oxford stops and Blenheim Palace, as well as the opportunity to explore Bicester Village nearby if you have spare time.
Set on the borders of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire Glebe Leisure Touring Caravan Park is set in the beautiful countryside with a fishing lake onsite.
Offering power hook ups, toilet and shower blocks, hard standings and more. For full information click here.
A family run touring park set between Hardwick Hall and Goathland Station; although within easy access of a variety of motorways Apple Blossom Caravan and Camping Park is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Offering Charging facilities, chemical disposal, recycling points, disabled facilities, a play area and much more, Apple Blossom Caravan and Camping Park is a comfortable stop on your route.
Full facilities information can be found here.
Set in the grounds of the English Heritage site of Finchale Priory, Finchale Abbey Touring Park is a unique opportunity to stay with views across the park and out over the Abbey ruins. Placed at the edge of Durham and close to Newcastle upon Tyne it’s the perfect location to pause at between Goathland Station and Durham Castle, and as a base for Alnwick Castle the next day.
Offering hard-standing and grass pitches, with almost all of them having an electric hook up, a dog walking area, toilets and much more.
Full facilities can be found listed here.