York & London
11 Real-Life Harry Potter Destinations You Can Visit | ALNWICK CASTLE, ENGLAND | This Medieval castle was used as a set for the fictional Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films. You'll see Alnwick in familiar scenes like Harry's first broomstick flying lesson in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or Ron's flying car crash in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. alnwickcastle.com
York - Get there via East Coast train from Kings Cross, 2 hours, 20 minutes from £37 return. Have a bite at the Blue Bicycle, a charming café that was a 19th century brothel in a past life. Make sure to see Shambles, a famous alley lined with 15th century shops. Shambles can get quite busy, so for a more low-key historical experience, visit the Yorkshire Museum.