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Harry Potter fans can hop on board the Hogwarts Express for a tour of the Scottish countryside



A pilgrimage to Scotland should be on the bucket list of all Harry Potter fans. It is the place where J.K. Rowling wrote many books and where parts of the movie were filmed. Regardless of your magical abilities, you can explore the Scottish landscape like a witch or wizard aboard the real Hogwarts Express [Food&Wine].

The Hogwarts Express was featured in the Harry Potter films is actually a Jacobite Steam Train. From April to October of each year, the West Coast Railways invites the public to take the locomotive on a tour across Scotland.

Instead of climbing on Platform 9, ¾, as in Harry's books and films, passengers board Fort William, a city about 1

00 miles northwest of Glasgow. Once on the train, enjoy a view of the Scottish lakes and mountains. You'll even be able to cross the Glenfinnan viaduct – the iconic bridge that leads the train to Hogwarts in Potterverse.

West Coast Railways now sells round trip tickets for around $ 28 for kids and $ 50 for adults. For the full Hogwarts Express experience, however, you'll need to take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in England to Goathland Station, which served as the filming location for Hogsmeade. [194559005] [h/t Food & Wine]


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