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Harry Potter Themed Places to Stay in the UK and Ireland

J.K.Rowling has installed a love of Harry Potter which spans generations and will no doubt continue to do so. With the UK being the backdrop for many of the book and movie scenes, it is of no surprise that there are an array of wizarding themed or Harry Potter themed places to stay in the UK and Ireland, (and worldwide themed Harry Potter hotels and accommodation too!) Whilst none are official places for ‘The Boy Who Lived’ and his friends (hurry up Universal Studios), the nod to the books is clear with wonderful magical wizarding theming. For Harry Potter fans, these Harry Potter themed hotels and accommodation are a must to add to your list!

Harry Potter Themed Hotels in England

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wizard chambers at the Georgian House London, harry potter themed hotel room
Family sized Wizard Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel, London (image courtesy of Georgian House Hotel)

1. Georgian House Hotel, London

This magical hotel has nailed the perfect Harry Potter holiday experience for fans of the books and films. This small, boutique family friendly hotel in London has five wizard themed rooms which embrace the wizarding experience. Three are suitable for families, called the Wizarding Rooms. Pass through a portrait-lined passageway that is bathed in candlelight that casts dancing shadows across the walls. The hidden room behind the bookcase leads to the Enchanted Chambers which sleeps two! Four poster are hung with plush crimson velvet curtains, stone walls, nooks and crannies with cauldrons set the atmosphere. See Booking.com rates here.

wizard chambers at the Georgian House London, harry potter themed hotel room
The master bedroom in the Wizarding Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel, London (image courtesy of hotel)

The Georgian House also has a range of Wizarding experiences throughout the year, including a fabulous magical wizarding afternoon tea and cocktail potion making.

Cocktail potion making at the Georgian House Hotel, a Harry Potter Themed Hotel in England
Cocktail potion making at the Georgian House Hotel

See Booking.com rates here for the Georgian House Hotel.

Harry Potter themed places to stay Gryffindor Dorm Room Cottage- North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire
Harry Potter themed places to stay Gryffindor Dorm Room Cottage- North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire. Image courtesy of North Shire

2. Gryffindor Dorm Room Cottage– North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire

The Grffindor Dorm Room Cottage comes with 6 single sized four poster beds, a grand fire place, stained glass and flickering candles all surrounding a cosy living space with it’s own fully equipped kitchen for self catering. You can just imagine Harry, Ron & Hermione in this Harry Potter dorm room!

Harry Potter themed places to stay. Grounds Keepers Cottage- North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire
Harry Potter themed places to stay. Grounds Keepers Cottage- Image courtesy of North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire

3. Grounds Keepers Cottage– North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire

The Ground Keepers Cottage sleeps 6 and is on the same property as the Gryffindor Dorm Room Cottage above. This charming themed cottage houses a plush emerald tiled bathroom with copper bath, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one with a double bed and a bunk bed) and lots of artefacts and lanterns. Outside is the Weasley’s car!

Harry Potter themed places to stay. Grounds Keepers Cottage with the Weasley's car- Image courtesy of North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire
Harry Potter themed places to stay. Grounds Keepers Cottage with the Weasley’s car- Image courtesy of North Shire, Liverton, North Yorkshire

De Vere House (Godrics's Hollow in Harry Potter) image courtesy of De Vere House, Harry Potter Themed accommodation in England
De Vere House (Godrics’s Hollow) image courtesy of De Vere House

4. De Vere House (Godric’s Hollow, Lavenham

A beautiful historical grade 1 listed place and used in the Harry Potter films, (Godric’s Hollow where Harry’s parents James and Lily lived) however children (under 18’s) are not allowed to stay. It is listed on Airbnb as separate rooms so you would need separate bookings if you wish to book the two four poster bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. Guests have a private guest sitting room with log fire and courtyard garden. The village of Lavenham is steeped in medieval history which help with the magical atmosphere!

The Enchantment Chamber, harry potter themed accommodation, York
The Enchantment Chamber apartment in York (image courtesy of hotel)

5. The Enchantment Chamber, York

Whilst this wizarding world-themed apartment comes with 1 bedroom with one large double bed making it not ideal for families it is beautifully themed with an unconventional four poster bed, realistic open fire, real wood flooring and furnished with an eclectic collection of magical artefacts from the wizarding world. See availability on Booking.com

6. Harry’s House, Watford (near Warner Bros Studio)

This apartment features 2 themed bedrooms and wizarding touches throughout the house. The house comes with a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Watford is close to the Warner Bros Studio – Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Studios. For availability on Booking.com see here.

Harry Potter themed house in York ( image courtesy of Airbnb)
Harry Potter themed house in York (image courtesy of Airbnb)

7. Harry Potter Airbnb – York

This one bedroomed airbnb room is filled with magical touches and theming. The room has its own entrance, one double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and mini-kitchen. The property is located 15 minutes walking distance from the University and few minutes walk from the bus station that connects with the city centre, train station and shopping centres. There is a private entrance through the garden that gives you access to the ‘Mansion’. If you like long walks, in only 25 minutes you will be in the city centre.

Harry Potter Themed Hotels in Scotland

Harry Potter Themed Hotel in Scotland at Canongate
Master bedroom – Image courtesy of Canongate Luxury Homestay

8. Canongate Luxury Homestay, Edinburgh

This fantastically themed Harry Potter apartment features the perfect wizarding master bedroom complete with floating candles, a wizard common room themed lounge and a Hogwarts Express second bedroom. There are plenty of themed artefacts which make you feel like you are in a real witches or wizards house. The apartment can sleep up to 6 with the double sofa bed, but only children aged 8+ are allowed to stay. See Booking.com availability.

Harry Potter Themed Hotel in England, JK Rowling Suite
J.K. ROWLING SUITE, image courtesy of Balmoral Hotel

9. J.K. Rowling Suite, Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

This is the exact room where J.K. Rowling finished writing the Deathly Hallows. The luxury room sleeps 2 adults in a comfortable king-sized bed that can be twinned plus 2 extra beds for children are available upon request. The rooms offers views of Calton Hill and luxury decor evoking the Scottish countryside. The room is also home to the the marble bust of Hermes that J.K. Rowling signed after finishing the book but expect other little nods to the wizarding series. Availability on Booking.com.

West Bow - Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Flat near Edinburgh Castle, Harry Potter Themed accomodation
West Bow – Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Flat near Edinburgh Castle

10. Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Flat, West Bow Edinburgh

A great centrally based one bedroom flat with sofa bed in the living area can sleep a family of four. The panelled effect walls, books and magical artefacts help give this accommodation the wizarding vibe: There’s even a secret cupboard to find. Availability on Booking.com

11. Wizarding Residence on Grassmarket, Edinburgh

The Wizarding Residence is a one bedroomed Harry Potter inspired apartment. It’s central location (and allegedly inspiration for Diagon Alley) means that Edinburgh’s famous castle, Royal Mile, Grassmarket and much more are all a short walk away. The accommodation is filled with quirky items and decorations from J K Rowling’s Wizarding world. The downside it is a one bedroomed place with a double bed so not ideal for families. Check availability on booking.com.

Harry Potter Themed accommodation at The Witchery
One of the opulent suites at The Witchery (image courtesy fo the hotel)

12. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

Sadly, each of the nine opulent Witchery Suites occupy just 2 guests in double beds and are not suitable for children but perhaps for an adult getaway? With rich furnishings, velvet walls, gothic and antique touches it is certainly a unique place to stay and reminiscent of what a Harry Potter suite may look like for Bellatrix Lestrange. Check availability on Booking.com

Wizarding Themed Accommodation in Ireland

Draiocht (Magic) House, Harry Potter Themed accommodation
Draiocht (Magic) House

13. Draiocht (Magic) House, County Roscommon, Ireland

This large 4 bedroomed house in County Roscommon has each Harry potter themed room themed with Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw Hogwarts house team colours. The back garden even has a treehouse for kids!

Harry Potter themed hotels in the UK and Ireland
Harry Potter themed hotels in the UK and Ireland

Let us know if you have booked any of these magical wizarding Harry Potter themed stays in the UK.

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