The Harry Potter books have elegantly described details of so many locations which the production crew had to adapt. It was not an easy job to meet the expectations of the readers. But they did manage to achieve it.
These places could have been achieved through practical methods or CGI, but they gave us the ultimate visuals with iconic backdrops. Here are some of the beautifully designed locations which helped in the narrative of the franchise!
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is one of the most iconic castles. Its design was actually inspired by many real-life structures across Britain. Many of the scenes got filmed on location before sets were even built to fill in.
The exterior of the building is itself so impressive in the scope and scale so it is clear to see where all of it takes place. Every element of the castle was tailored to the activity that took place. And the architecture was just next level. Didn’t we all wish we were in Hogwarts?
2. The Great Hall
Hogwarts is full of so many rooms and many have gone on to become more special comparatively. But the Great Hall will always remain one of the most favorite rooms of ours! The room is the hub of all the activities of the students. They have their meals there, duels, play chess, keep a track of their house points, and let’s not forget the grand Yule Ball which took place there.
The Great Hall has taken many forms to match the occasion or the events taking place within Hogwarts. But the starry sky and the floating candles (with snow at times) have continued to be the favorite decoration, after all, that is how we first saw it.
3. Diagon Alley
Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is perfectly what fans could have hoped for in a location. The famous street is filled with shops selling all kinds of magical and weird products. It has a great significance to wizards of every age.
The place evolves to reflect the state of the Wizarding World, but the way they brought the place on the screens. It has been such a magnificent view, that it has now even become a theme park attraction. There are colorful shops and the window displays showcase wares. One can get broomsticks, Hogwarts textbooks, owls, robes, wands, everything! The energy in the street is way too high and the way they captured the same in the movie was breathtaking.
Hogsmeade is such a jaw-dropping place that fans wanted to visit so badly that they made one in the real world. Its location is in the mountains of Scotland and is often covered with snow. The small village is inhabited by witches and wizards.
Honeydukes, Zonko’s Joke Shop, and the Hog’s Head Pub are must-visit places for the students.
5. The Burrow
The Weasley family lives at the Burrow. It started as a small bungalow and grew as the family started growing. The additional structures which were added to the building supported the expansion rooms. And it’s a gravity-defying building.
It definitely looked fun to live in and especially all the magical things inside.