Thursday, 7 April 2016

Harry Potter | Visiting Lacock Abbey

At the weekend the boyfriend and I visited Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, with my main motivation for wanting to visit being that I recently found out that some scenes from the earlier Harry Potter films were filmed here! Let's just say that I was not prepared for all the feels...! As soon as you walk into the Abbey entrance you're greeted with the gorgeous cloisters (walkways) pictured above which were used as corridors in some of the films and I teared up instantly! I've always been a huge Harry Potter fan but I did not expect to feel so emotional! The cloisters for me are so iconic of Hogwarts and seeing them felt like we had stepped into the films.
As well as filming in the cloisters and the courtyard at the centre, the rooms leading off the walkways were also used for interior scenes such as Snape's classroom, the room where Harry finds the Mirror of Erised and Professor Quirrell's classroom! SO MUCH FANGIRLING.
Naturally like the complete and utter dork I am, I had to wear my Gryffindor scarf for our visit, although since then I've found out from Pottermore's Sorting Hat quiz that I'm actually a Hufflepuff! Ooops! I'll have to pick up a new scarf soon.
Aside from the nunnery part of the Abbey you can also visit the rest of the house and gardens, plus the local village is also owned by the National Trust and it's stunning! The village is likewise regularly used for filming and I'm already planning to go back with my family soon as my Mum is a huge fan of the 1995 Pride and Prejudice which was filmed partially in the village! Whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not if you find yourself in this part of the country you need to have this on your list of places to visit!

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