Alnwick Castle - inspiration for Hogwarts

Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (UK). Built for England’s defense against Scotland. Current home of the Duke of Northumberland. Site of 2 Harry Potter Movies

The Elephant House - Edinburgh, Scotland. Birthplace of Harry Potter.

The Elephant House, a tea and coffee house in Edinburgh, Scotland is said to be the “birthplace of Harry Potter”: J. Rowling having sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

The Monks' Garden - Gardens around Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

The Gardens of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, The Monk's Garden and glass house

Highclere Castle, the exterior of Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle: A Look at the Real Downton Abbey

Earl of Carnarvon’s estate in Hampshire, Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

a Church of England cathedral & seat of the Bishop of London.Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to AD It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill,the highest point in the City.The present church dates from the late century.

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden - Harry Potter Set Tour

The Making of Harry Potter – the Warner Bros Studio tour London – in pictures

The Making of Harry Potter / Warner Bros Studio Tour - Leavesden, London --- My favorite place!

Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian Library, Oxford

The library at Hogwarts, from the Harry Potter series filmed in Duke Humfrey’s Library at Bodleian Library. This links to an article about the 20 most beautiful libraries in film and TV.

The Falkland Inn - Welcome

{FOOD} The Falkland Arms in the village of Great Tew in the Cotswolds of the English countryside - beautiful Century building which is still run as a traditional, local pub - Winner of Toast of Wadworthshire Awards and the prestigious Visit England awards

Australi House, London. Interior of Gringott's Bank.

Turn a certain corner in the City of London and you'll step into the smartly-painted grandeur of Leadenhall Market, one of the oldest covered markets in London. More recently, it appeared in the Harry Potter films as Diagon Alley.

Christ Church College, Oxford. Quidditch anyone?

the church of oxford: As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral.