Harry Potter fans rejoice! The exact location of an American Hogwarts has been revealed, but the real one exists in England. Alnwick Castle, located in Northumberland, England, was used as the backdrop for Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The castle is steeped in history, having been built in 1096 by the Norman baron, Robert de Mowbray. It has been home to the Percy family since 1309 and is now the residence of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The castle is open to the public and visitors can explore the grounds, take part in guided tours, and even take part in broomstick flying lessons.
The castle was used as the backdrop for some of the most iconic scenes in the Harry Potter films, including the flying Ford Anglia chase, Harry’s first Quidditch match, and the famous scene where Harry and Ron crash land their flying car in the lake. The castle’s grounds also served as the backdrop for the entrance to the Forbidden Forest and the Quidditch pitch.
The castle is a popular tourist destination and is a must-see for any Harry Potter fan. It is a reminder of the magical world of Harry Potter and a testament to the power of the movies. So if you ever find yourself in Northumberland, make sure to visit Alnwick Castle and experience a real-life Hogwarts.