English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

• English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

With the advent of the Harry Potter books thousands of teenagers around the world dream to someday visit Hogwarts - School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite the fact that JK Rowling herself did not provide clear information about this school, it is known that in the novel describes the real-life castle of Alnwick, a history spanning ten centuries ...

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

To get to study at Hogwarts, students magicians ever to go by train "Hogwarts Express", which went off the platform 93/4 Kings Cross Station on September 1st. In reality, Alnwick Castle to get much easier: transport here runs daily, and each year look at the fabulous attractions come about 800 thousand tourists.

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

The stone walls of the castle.

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

The Church in Alnwick Castle.

Alnwick was founded in the XI century: first, it housed a wooden fortress, later was built a stone castle, which has been preserved until now. For more than 800 years, the castle belongs to the English noble family de Percy. Come from kind of Percy became the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick today found their current residence.

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

The gates of the castle.

Alnwick is the second largest inhabited castle in England. Its architectural ensemble consists of two circular buildings, connected by transitions, as well as three towers. After the Second World War the building was indeed used as an educational institution. Due to the constant renovations, Alnwick managed to maintain, so the castle was chosen as the venue for the filming of the adventures of Harry Potter movies. Not far from the castle there are two scenic lakes, which greatly enlivens the landscape.

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

The Clock Tower.

Once in Alnwick began arriving tourists in the castle began to appear and other attractions. Near the castle was a garden with a beautiful fountain, here it is equipped with a complex of houses on the trees.

English Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts prototype

Themed Tours in Alnwick Castle, England.