Calling all Harry Potter fans out there! If you too are still waiting for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts, all hopes may not be lost. You can now board the Hogwarts Express – or at least some of the carriages used for the film, and go on a magical trip around Scotland, where most of the movie was shot.
The 2-day round trip on the West Coast Railways takes you to the most extreme sights Britain has to offer, including the highest mountain, the shortest river and the deepest seawater loch in Europe. It also crosses the now famous Glennfinnan viaduct and stops on the way at several picturesque villages.
Departures are from Fort William, Scotland (Platform 9 3/4 is always too crowded with muggles anyway) and run from April to October. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go pack my stuff.