11 famous Harry Potter filming locations in Scotland

The Harry Potter franchise continues to enthral fans of all ages, and both the books and films are read and watched over and over again.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th January 2019, 3:45 pm
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But did you know that some of the most famous scenes in the Harry Potter films were filmed in Scotland? Here are 11 Scottish locations that featured in the Harry Potter movies.

Rannoch Moor is the place where Death Eaters board the train in the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 film. Take the West Highland Line to Fort William in order to see the beautiful moor through the train window.
The renowned Glenfinnan viaduct features in numerous Harry Potter films and is now an iconic part of the film franchise.

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The beautiful landscape of the Highlands features in numerous scenes across the Harry Potter films, adding to the magical and mysterious elements of the films.
The cascading waterfall of Steall Falls is featured in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when Harry faces down a Hungarian Horntail dragon in the Triwizard Tournament.
During the filming of Prisoner of Azkaban, a replica of Hagrid's Hut was built beside Torren Lochan in Clachaig Gully, complete with a pumpkin patch and smoking chimney.
Glen Coe is the backdrop that appears in several movies in the franchise, but one of the most memorable scenes filmed here was when Hermione punches Draco Malfoy.
Loch Etive is the place where where Harry, Ron and Hermione land in ice-cold water after they escape London in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
This Loch is the place where Buckbeak dips a toe in the water in the third Harry Potter film, Prisoner of Azkaban film.
Before Harry arrives at Steall Falls, he hides from the Hungarian Horntail in a 120 feet deep gorge.
The small island of Eilean na Moine is the site of Dumbledore's final resting place and where Voldemort steals the Elder Wand in Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
Loch Morar was used for some of the closer shots of Hogwarts Lake and can also be seen in numerous aerial background shots in various of the Harry Potter films.