The Harry Potter films made wonderful use of the English countryside but filming was not restricted here. There are splendid walks in Scotland and Wales where you can follow in the steps of the boy wizard and his friends on Driving with Dogs.
Glenfinnan Starting with Scotland, the fabulous viaduct where the Hogwart's Express ruthlessly pursued Harry and Ron's flying Ford Anglia can be found at Glenfinnan. The train used in the films is called the Jacobite and runs on the West Coast Railway line from Fort William to Mallaig and it slows down on the approach to the viaduct to allow passengers to take pictures. Dogs are welcome on this train too. For those who prefer to walk, there are more places to visit in the area on Driving with Dogs.
Glencoe Also in Scotland, the setting for Hagrid's hut and the vegetable patch where Buckbeak was tied up awaiting the execution that never happened were filmed in majestic Glencoe. Most of these scenes were shot in Clachaig Gully, close to the Clachaig Inn. For more walks in this beautiful country, visit Driving with Dogs.
Freshwater West Filmed in Pembrokeshire, one of the most moving moments of all the films is the death of Dobby and his burial. This was filmed at the beautiful Freshwater West beach. This is also where the exterior shots of Shell Cottage were filmed. The area to visit is about halfway down the beach, amongst the sand dunes. For more walks and dog-friendly beaches in this beautiful part of the country, go to Driving with Dogs.