It’s been over 20 years since Edinburgh’s JK Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter with the first book in her hugely successful seven volume series.
Since then there has been no let-up in the popularity of Harry’s adventures, with a range of spin-offs, endless merchandise, a theme park and a money-spinning series of blockbuster feature films continuing to attract new fans.
Famously the author started writing the books in an Edinburgh coffee shop and many scenes in the films also feature Scotland – making the country a must-visit destination for Potter fans around the world.
For those looking to take a trip into the world of Harry Potter, here are 11 hotels that provide a perfect – and comfortable – base for adventures.
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5. MacDonald Hotel & Cabins
Offering stunning views over Loch Leven, the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins are also less than five miles from Steall Falls - the cascading waterfall featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Harry battles a Hungarian Horntail dragon in the Triwizard Tournament.
6. Glencoe Inn
Set in the glen of the same name, the Glencoe Inn is in a prime location in the middle of some of Scotland's most beautiful areas of landscape. Many scenes in the films were shot in Glen Coe, with the most recognisable being in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when it was the setting for Hagrid’s Hut.
7. Taynuilt Inn
The quirky Taynuilt Inn is a short distance away from stunning Loch Etive, where Harry, Ron and Hermione end up splashing down after jumping off the back of a dragon in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It's also the setting for the camp the trio set up in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
8. Novar Arms Hotel
The Novar Arms Hotel is set in the beautiful Highland village of Evanton. A scenic walk from the village takes you to Black Rock Gorge - the narrow canyon Harry is chased into during the dragon challenge in the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.