Virtual tour of Hogwarts' Gloucestershire roots
August 25, 2003 at 12:00 AM ET
HPANA (via BBC)
Earlier this month, reader LuciusGirl (identified as "Nixicarbon" then) directed us to a photo gallery of some of the Lacock Abbey scenery used in the first two Harry Potter movies.
Now she's found a new gallery and 360 degrees virtual tour from the BBC of Gloucester Cathedral, which was converted from a church into Hogwarts to be used for several parts of the movies:
The monks who once lived at St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, would have been astonished if they had known that the corridors where they walked and studied would one day be recognised worldwide - and all because of a boy wizard called Harry Potter.
Movie magic transformed the beautiful fan-vaulted cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral into the corridors of Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.