Pottering about Great Britain.NICOLSONS: Edinburgh cafe where JK Rowling wrote the first Potter book WEST HIGHLAND LINE The West Highland Line (Scottish Gaelic: Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean - "Iron Road to the Isles") is one of the most scenic railway lines in Britain, linking the fishing port of Mallaig on the west coast to Glasgow. : Scenic Scots railway features in Potter movies ALNWICK CASTLE: The scene of Harry's school Quidditch matches GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL
Gloucester Cathedral, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. : Hogwarts' Great Hall brought to life LACOCK ABBEY Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order. History
Lacock Abbey was founded by Lady Ela the Countess of Salisbury in the reign of King Henry III. : The Wiltshire abbey was also used for Hogwarts scenes OTTERY ST MARY'S: Doubles as Ottery St Catch-pole where the Weasleys live DURHAM: The famous cathedral doubles as the spookier parts of Hogwarts GOATHLAND: North Yorkshire North Yorkshire, county (1991 pop. 698,800), 3,209 sq mi (8,313 sq km), N England. The county comprises the districts of Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, and York. village becomes Hogsmeade in new film KING'S CROSS: Where Hogwarts Express The Hogwarts Express is a fictional magical train in the Harry Potter series, which carries students between London and Hogwarts. The train starts from King's Cross railway station platform 9-¾, which is invisible to Muggle eyes and is reached by walking through the barrier between leaves from mythical Platform 9 3\4 AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION: Became wizards' bank Gringotts
TOURIST chiefs are pinning their hopes on Harry Potter's magic to pull them out of their biggest slump in years.
Thousands of visitors cancelled UK holidays in the wake of the terrorist attacks on America and the foot and mouth outbreak - but Harry- mania could change all that. A special map has been published showing locations used in the pounds100million film as well as areas linked to author JK Rowling.
These include the Edinburgh cafe where she penned the first Harry Potter book and the West Highland Line, where the Hogwarts Express is seen chugging along in the film.
Gloucester Catherdral, Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire and Durham Cathedral also expect to benefit from a tourist spin-off after doubling as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry wiz·ard·ry
n. pl. wiz·ard·ries
1. The art, skill, or practice of a wizard; sorcery.
a. A power or effect that appears magical by its capacity to transform: .
The movie has been tipped to outdo other Hollywood hits such as Rob Roy and Braveheart which brought in around pounds15million of extra tourist revenue to Scotland.