Did You Know?
The Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter movies is a real train in Scotland.
You can (and should) ride the Hogwarts Express in Scotland.
Harry Potter fans, you may want to hold on to your wands for this one. The mystical land of Scotland is home to the one and only Hogwarts Express, and you are invited to take a ride in the iconic steam train! Forget faux photos at Platform 9¾ or sitting around aimlessly waiting for Dumbledore to deliver your Hogwarts letter and take matters in your own hands. It’s time to head to Scotland!
The Hogwarts Express is in fact a famous (and highly photogenic) steam train, The Jacobite, taking passengers 135 kilometres through mysteriously misty lochs and the green hills of the Scottish Highlands. It doesn’t just look like the famously magical train, it is the actual vehicle used for filming. Fans can even book a seat in the Harry Potter compartment to ensure the best views of locations along the train journey.