Returning to the World of Harry Potter. Following the first part of the Tour you emerge into The Backlot - during film production this area was used as home to some of the exterior shots.
The Riddle Family Gravestone
The Potter's Cottage - Godric Hollow
The Knight Bus
The Chess Pieces
No tour would be complete without a glass of "Butterbeer"! Emily paid the highest price and got to keep the mug! It was very refreshing with a taste of honey.
The Tour then returned indoors to the Creature's Shop
Diagon Alley - for me this was the best part of the Tour
The Tour ends with a superb model of Hogwart's which has an incredible amount of detail. Its hard to get an idea of scale from the photos but its fairly large! The model was made for the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Nearby it appeared another film was being made as you could just see the tips of what looked like pirate ships - well hidden away from view by embankments and fencing!
Despite being quite expensive it was a great family day out and a wonderful place for children of all ages who have read the books and seen the films. It took us about 4 hours to walk round the Tour but you could easily spend a lot longer as there is so much to see and take in. Despite timed tickets there was still a wait (of about 35 minutes) before you started the Tour and even though it was a Friday in term-time it was packed with people. Having said that I would certainly go again!
Next post - back to Moths!
(Yet!) another wander round Hay-on-Wye
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