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Take the train…to Wizard Week

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Channel your inner witch or wizard and discover a little of your own magic with a Harry Potter-themed train journey to Wizard Week in York and beyond. Read on for our pick of the most bewitching train journeys and splash out on dress robes by saving money with cheap train tickets from redspottedhanky.com.

Harry Potter and his mates continue to captivate the imaginations of children and adults alike. And, as home to the iconic Hogwarts Express, each year in February the National Railway Museum sponsors Wizard Week. So, in honour of The Boy Who Lived, why not dress up in your finest robes and pop down to York for a week of spells, tricks and mischief – or take the train to other Harry Potter-themed destinations in the UK to keep the magic flowing?

Take the train to York…for Wizard Week 2012

An enchanting spell takes over the National Railway Museum in York each February to celebrate the steam-powered star of the Harry Potter films. Take trains to York for chance to fly on a broomstick, duel with wizards and get up close to Olton Hall – the steam locomotive used as the Hogwarts Express. And, with all the money you saved using our journey planner you’ll be able to splash out on the dress robes for the “Best Dressed Wizard” competition.

Take the train to London…for the Harry Potter Studio Tour

If Wizard Week isn’t enough for you, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden in London will soon be opening a behind-the-scenes peek at the beautiful sets, costumes and props used in the making of the Harry Potter films. You’ll get to see the Great Hall, wander down Diagon Alley and maybe discover a hidden passage or two. Take trains to London that bring you into King Cross Station and you can start your magical journey on Platform 9 3/4 where Harry began his. See if you can catch a glimpse of a luggage cart disappearing into the wall.

Take the train to Oxford…for a glimpse of Hogwarts

Not only is Oxford the home town of the real Hermione, Emma Watson, but it was also the filming location for much of Harry and his mates’ beloved wizarding prep school, Hogwarts. Take trains to Oxford and visit Christ Church College to ascend the stone staircase or sit in the high-ceilinged dining hall used throughout the films. The Divinity School was also used as the Hogwarts’s infirmary and Mad-Eye Moody turned Draco Malfoy into a ferret on the grounds of the Bodleian Library.

What magical mischief will you get up to for Wizard Week? Will you be taking the train to any special Harry Potter locations?

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