Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious newcomer, I’ve got your ultimate guide to exploring the magical universe of Harry Potter both on the page and off. From discovering the perfect reading list that will transport you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to embarking on real-life adventures through my Harry Potter travel guides, get ready for an unforgettable journey into the spellbinding realm of Harry Potter. Grab your wand and pack your bags as we delve into books and destinations that will ignite your imagination and leave you longing for more wizarding wonders.
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Harry Potter Travel Guides
My ever-growing list of Harry Potter travel guides. Don’t see a guide you’re looking for? Reach out, and we’ll get started on it.
Harry Potter in London
Harry Potter Tours
Check out the best guided tours of Harry Potter locations to make the most out of your time.
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Be sure to check back here as I’m constantly updating my Harry Potter travel guides as I travel, new locations or exhibits open up, and I learn more about the ever-growing Wizarding World. Even though I first read the Harry Potter books many, many, years ago, I still enjoy rereading the books, watching the movies, and keeping up with the newest additions. (My latest obsession was Hogwarts Legacy). And thanks to my love for literary travel, I, of course, have to see the locations filmed or mentioned in the story. If you have any other additions or suggestions to my list, reach out to me!
Are you ready for The U.K.?
- Book Your Flights– To find the cheapest flights, flexibility is a must. Some great options are Google Flights for the calendars to find the cheapest options, Skiplagged, and Skyscanner. For more options, see our resources page. Heathrow and Gatwick (London) are the main entry points for long-haul flights but Manchester and Birmingham are options for those coming from Europe. Belfast in Northern Ireland is also an option.
- Find Transportation- If you’re driving, look into Rentalcars.com before arriving to find the best rates. Rail and bus services are frequent and easy. A BritRail pass can help save you money. For convenience, choose a train, for low-price choose buses.
- Book Your Accommodation– Look at Booking.com, Hotels.com, or Expedia for hotels in the U.K. You can also look at AirBnB or VRBO as we’ve had great luck finding inexpensive, large, and clean homes to rent.
- Book Tours and Experiences- Check Viator or Klook for some of the best tours and attractions for a great price for experiences like the Tower of London, Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, or Warner Bros Studio Tour.
- Stay Connected– If your phone’s data plan is going to be expensive, order an eSIM card before you go, or just head to an airport kiosk upon arrival or a store like Tesco or Boots.
- Buy Travel Insurance- I always recommend World Nomads for insurance. It’s better to protect yourself in case of mishaps. Learn more about World Nomads in this FAQ post.
- Pack Your Bags– Check out my packing lists, or my favorite travel gear to help you remember all of the essentials.
- Learn About the U.K.- Learn about the U.K. with guidebooks like Lonely Planet, or, novels and books about the country, or, shameless plug, search around my site for more info.