HP Fan Trips participant
Pottering around Britain 'Hogwarts' style
June 16, 2004 at 8:44 PM ET
HPANA (via New Zealand Herald)
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A bunch of fan sites were mentioned yesterday in a New Zealand Herald article detailing the different options available when considering a Harry Potter themed tour of the United Kingdom.
HP Fan Trips received a nod and was included among other tours, detailing their special "Quidditch" game and exclusive ride on steam engine #5972 (the actual "Hogwarts Express" train from the movies):
So great is the Pottermania that every possible place where scenes from the films have been shot has been carefully tracked, documented and placed on a tour itinerary for fans from around the world.
Unfortunately you've just missed HP Fan Trips' special 6-day tour, including a ride on the Hogwarts Express and all sorts of wizard activities, to mark the release of The Prisoner of Azkaban.
HP Fan Trips rides the real "Hogwarts Express"
Among the many Harry Potter fan sites on the Internet which keep close track of places associated with the young wizard are: sites dedicated to actor Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter or DanRadcliffe.com, the Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator [that's us!], FictionAlley, MuggleNet, UK Harry Potter, Harry Potter Lexicon, DarkMark, Diagon Alley, Wizard News and the self-proclaimed official Harry Potter site.
The Herald goes into great detail about where you can find the real Gringott's Bank (Australia House), Platform 9 3/4 (King's Cross), and the entrance hall to Hogwarts (Christ Church in Oxford). Coincidentally, HP Fan Trips went to several of these locations during the trip, which you'll be able to read about (and see pictures of!) shortly.