What Landscape Was Used For The Setting Of Hogwarts?


Scottish Highlands Many of the movies’ exterior shots — especially scenes of the Hogwarts grounds — were filmed in the craggy, cloudy Highlands of Scotland (mostly in the Fort William/Glencoe area). The Hogwarts Express runs along the actual Jacobite Steam Train line (between Fort William and Mallaig).


Hogwarts was built in a valley area — surrounding mountains were part of the landscape — with the fairly large Great Lake to the south of the main building. The huge main oak front doors that led into the Entrance Hall faced west, and opened up to sloping lawns. The deep Forbidden Forest extended around to the west of the castle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Hogwarts landscape?

The setting for Hogwarts Push further into Scotland to see Glencoe where the dramatic landscapes round Hogwarts were filmed. You'll recognise the Steall Falls at Glen Nevis from the Tri-Wizard Tournament in the Goblet of Fire (2005).

What was the set for Hogwarts?

Gloucester Cathedral3. Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester. Used as the setting for many of Hogwarts interior scenes, the gothic cathedrals fan vaulting architecture in seen in 3 of the Harry Potter films.

What architectural style is Hogwarts?

Medieval GothicThe style of Hogwarts has been called Medieval Gothic, but in actuality it is a mixture of several styles, including Norman Romanesque, Gothic and Gothic Revival.

What lake was Harry Potter filmed on?

Loch Shiel The Loch has been used as the backdrop of Hogwarts School of Wizarding in several of the films and, is the location of the Black Lake in The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Half-Blood Prince.

Where was Hogwarts located in the Harry Potter movies?

Used as the setting for many of Hogwarts interior scenes, the gothic cathedrals fan vaulting architecture in seen in 3 of the Harry Potter films.

Where did the flying Ford Anglia land in Harry Potter?

Instagram On its way to Hogwarts, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), the flying Ford Anglia lands on - what is in real life - the Glenfinnan Viaduct, on the West Highland line between Fort William and Mallaig in Scotland.

Where is Harry Potter land in real life?

Kreacher peers out the window of Grimmauld Place at Harry Potter Land, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida. The plush London square used to be a reservoir until the mid-19th century, hence the mound that forms the square's epicentre.

Where is the garden of the burrow in Harry Potter?

A multitude of garden gnomes infests the garden of the Burrow. There is also a small hangar located there that Arthur Weasley uses as a workshop to tinker with muggle items that he brings home (much to Mrs. Weasley's chagrin). In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Burrow was described as a pig-sty that had extra rooms added to it.

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