How About a ‘Harry Potter’ Holiday?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.15.09 | 12:06 PM ET

Photo of Alnwick Castle by Eva Holland

It’s that time of year again: The sixth installment in the world-dominating series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hits theaters this week. The Telegraph has compiled a list of the best Harry Potter landmarks for fan pilgrimages, with mixed results. The specifics are fine—Alnwick Castle as Hogwarts, Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross and so on—but the list also includes whole countries merely mentioned, not visited, in the books. Are there really any Potter fans crazy enough to visit Norway just because it’s the natural habitat of the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon?

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for How About a ‘Harry Potter’ Holiday?

sri 07.15.09 | 8:00 PM ET

David Yates (director) did a superb job just magnificent to watch, may be Alfonso Cuarón would have made them ROCK. I am a great fan of Harry Potter series. My favorite still remains HP3: Prisoner of Azkaban. But Half Blood was simply outstanding on levels. I’ll be seeing it again Saturday on IMAX which will be even better as it’s one of the original IMAX screens that loom up and over the audience as opposed to newer screens that are just big.
Being a great fan I have collected a list of good sites and articles (may be around 200) related to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (movie information, movie schedule, movie reviews, books, games, news,  wallpapers and many more). If you are interested take a look at the below link

family holiday parks 07.17.09 | 3:09 AM ET

I have to agree, visiting a country because it is the natural habitat of a creature in the film sounds a bit bizarre. I would like to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal though!

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