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Thursday, 26 March 2015

I Went To Hogwarts! | Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Excuse me, can you tell me where I might find Platform Nine and Three Quarters?


A couple of days ago Mark & I visited Hogwarts (the Warner Bros. Studio Tour) for the second time (read about our first trip here) and it was perhaps even more incredible than the first. Platform 9 3/4, complete with real Hogwarts Express, had been open for a couple of days and we had to go and see it. There is so much to see and the atmosphere is so full of the excitement that radiates from everyone there, it's difficult not to be swept up in the magic of it.

Magical truly is the best word to describe it and it really is like stepping into one of the films. It's a real celebration of everyone that made the films possible from makeup and wardrobe, to the model makers, to the art department. The detail within every single aspect is exceptional and if you're able to visit you absolutely must - even if you're not the biggest Harry Potter fan.

Four hours later, hundreds of pictures taken, and far too much money lost in the gift shop we emerged very happy! We'll be back again that's for sure, maybe during Christmas time when all the decorations are up. Now, if only they'd let me move in... I wouldn't mind having a bowl of cheeri-owls at The Burrow every morning!

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Have you visited Hogwarts?

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72 comments:

  1. I love it so much too, so I'm glad you enjoyed it for a second time! I'd definitely go again :)
    And I think you can't not spend money in the giftshop?! That would just be wrong haha xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  2. Your photos make me fee really excited, even though I've never been! I definitely want to go at Christmas, I've heard it's magical. :)

    Tara x

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    1. It must be so amazing with all the decorations up! xo

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  3. Beautiful photos Jennie! It sounds like you had such a lovely time. I really want to go again to see platform 9 3/4, maybe I'll wait until Christmas so that I can see the decorations too!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely go at Christmas next time! xo

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  4. I can't wait to go one day, I am so jealous! Your photos are amazing too Jennie.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I really recommend it, it's such a brilliant day out! xo

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  5. I absolutely LOVED the studio tour when I went a few years ago! Dying to go back at Christmas time, it would be extra magical!!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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    1. Definitely! My next visit will be at Christmas for sure <3

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  6. Yay, this is pretty much my favourite place on earth! I adore your photos by the way, what camera do you use?

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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    1. Thank you! A Canon 600D with a 50mm lens :)

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  7. It looks really amazing! I'd definitely like to visit the studio tour one day! xxx

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    1. You would love it, especially the art department section! <3

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  8. :o they have platform 9 3/4 now?? Might have to go again! To be honest the gift shop is my favourite part of it, I don't know how I had the self control to limit myself to a chocolate frog and some pins...

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  9. omg, i really really want to go!! it's not even that expensive and i am a masssssive harry potter fan! your photos look amazing!

    Tori

    www.aztecmess.com

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    1. You must go one day, you'll adore it! xo

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  10. I'm SO DESPERATE to go here. I was meant to go last December but plans unfortunately fell through. Definitely going to try and make it in the summer! Hopefully when I have some money behind me so I can take a trip to the gift shop!

    Rhianna | robowecop

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    1. It's so incredible, you'll have such an amazing time when you go <3

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  11. Hi there, my husband treated me to that last year. This was before the hogwarts train - I think i might need to visit again!

    http://www.annanuttall.com

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  12. I L.O.V.E.D. Harry Potter studio tour and even have 15 minute long Vlog from the day. I will come back someday for sure! I was lucky to go during Animal Actors week and saw all animals who starred in the movies, so cute!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  13. I really need to go again I NEED to see the Hogwarts Express
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  14. you got some really great photos! i went to the studio tour about a year and a half ago and i really really want to go again to see the hogwarts express, great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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  15. OMG! OMG! This is so awesome! I am so happy for you and at the same I wish I was in your place!! I love all the pictures!

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  16. Beautiful photos, I really want to see the Hogwart's Express. I went a couple of years ago but I really want to see the train. I'd love to go at Christmas too, I tried to go last year but everything got booked up quickly.

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    1. Tickets definitely seem to go super fast around holidays! xo

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  17. There's something so magical about visiting the Harry Potter Studios - stunning photos. I wouldn't mind having a bowl of Cheeri-owls at The Burrow every morning either xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  18. Great photos! Can't wait to visit here next month!

    Gem x
    amilliongingerisms.wordpress.com

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    1. You're going to have the best time! xo

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  19. I've not been but I want to visit soon! Your photos are fab, it looks like an amazing experience!
    Catherine xx | Brighton Girl

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    1. You must go, it's such a great day out <3

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  20. I would love to visit the studio too one day. thanks for sharing the photos, they are all nice. It also feels like we've been there through your photos.

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
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  21. Ohhhh the new expansion is just dreamy - am seriously trying to justify a 3rd trip to go see it! Xx

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  22. I haven't been since I am not the biggest Harry Potter fan however I feel like I should go once in my life because the books were such a big part of my childhood.

    Dignifiable | Lifestyle & Travel

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    1. Even if you're not the biggest fan I think you would still have a brilliant time!

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  23. ahh, the easter stuff! I've seen the Hogwarts express at the train museum in York, but I want to go see it again at the studios! How cool.

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  24. Definitely go during Christmas time, you'll love it! I'm not even the hugest Harry Potter fan but I absolutely loved it, it was so interesting to see behind the scenes x

    Josie’s Journal

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  25. Your photos are just amazing!!! When I went there last July, I took mine with my iPhone and now regret it. Did you cry? I did several times, because I couldn't believe that this world really existed. It's just so emotional, and I'm not a kid... I've not been a kid for a very long time. But the attention to details of the filmmakers is incredible, and it speaks for their love of the Harry Potter story. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Did you get a wand? I got Dumbledore's (it amazes me that the spelling check knows exactly who Dumbledore is :-) Have a great weekend x
    Emilia Leigh
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    1. Almost! It really is super emotional. We spent a lot of time just hanging out at the end with the castle and there were a lot of teary-eyed people wandering around. I didn't pick out a wand this time but I have an Elder wand too! xo

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  26. Thank you for taking so many pictures! That was truly a treat c:
    And I'd love to go to Hogwarts someday, I have to since I'm a
    HP fan! Xx

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  27. I absolutely love the studio tour and I definitely want to go back now that the expansion is there!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  28. Wonderful photographs, Jennie - you've captured so many of the perfect, little details which makes the tour so incredible.I'd love to go back at Christmas time for the Christmas trees and snow!

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  29. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this place! Can I move in with you? Never has somewhere taken my breath away as much as this. When I saw the Hogwarts Castle for the first time my eyes filled with tears! I plan on going back at Christmas too x

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  30. Beautiful photos! This post makes me want to go back there - I never managed to have a Butter Beer and everyone says they're amazing.x

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    1. It's definitely an interesting drink hehe xo

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  31. I've seen so many videos of the tour, but I would love to see with my own eyes, it seems AMAZING. This thing is definitely on my bucket list, hope that one day I will get to see this magic!

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    1. It's so magical, I hope that you're able to go one day! xo

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  32. Stunning photos! What camera did you use?

    Mel ♥ everyword

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    1. Thank you! A Canon 600D with a 50mm lens :) xo

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  33. Seriously amazing photos Jennie, mine weren't nearly this good! I'll definitely be back for a third time to see the Hogwarts Express when the Christmas decorations are up too - maybe not this year but definitely in 2016! xx

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  34. This is definitely on my bucket list. Whenever I get around to planning the trip, I'll be prepared to set aside a hearty amount of spending money and allow myself to indulge in this magical experience! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Definitely! There are so many lovely things in the gift shop <3

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  35. Oh it looks fabulous! Maybe a third visit wouldn't be as lavish as I thought, after all I could just not buy anything in the shop! Though lets get real that's never going to happen. Looks like you had a great time xx

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    1. I think a 3rd visit is totally okay ;) xx

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