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Goathland (Hogsmeade) train station, Yorkshire and ‘flying’ Ford Anglia’s – Harry Potter heaven!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, the picturesque setting of Goathland train station in the North Yorkshire Moors will set off a sense of deja vu.

For Goathland’s station also doubled as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films.

As a huge Harry Potter geek myself who has read all the books  several times, and two small people who have also very recently got into the series, we set off to the beautiful, tranquil village of Goathland for a picnic on the village green and an amble down to the train station.

Goathland station bridge

I may or may not have half expected Hagrid to be there, ushering people off one of the old fashioned trains that came in to the station.

“Firs’ years this way!”

Hagrid’less or not, it was still great to see the actual train station in the movies.

The village green also showcased a blue Ford Anglia, like the one that Arthur Weasley customised and made to fly. I don’t think this one could fly though!

ford anglia 2 2

Luckily if you did want to try and fly it, there were no Whomping Willow trees nearby to crash land into either.

Even if you’re not Harry Potter fans, Goathland is still a lovely scenic Moors village to visit. It’s also famous for being the village of Aidensfield in the police drama Heartbeat, and the Aidensfield Garage is a prominent feature.

Next time we go, I’m hoping to spot the Hogwarts Express steaming into the station…

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  1. August 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Looks fabulous! I shall pop it on our Potter List!

  2. August 3, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I love seeing places that have featured in books or movies and the station is just fab x

  3. August 3, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Great fun – hubby and I have done the steam train from Fort William 🙂 #CountryKids

  4. August 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

    What a fab day out. Really good for those Potter fans too.

  5. August 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What a fantastic location for Harry Potter fans, our children would love to visit there. Thanks for sharing your photos from a great day out with Country Kids.

  6. August 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    we love it here too 🙂

  7. August 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Looks great fun

  8. August 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I’d love to visit

  9. June 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Oh wow! I never knew about this! We definitely have to go. My American family back home would love to see photos of the ‘real’ Harry Potter stuff. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • indreamworld
      June 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Goathland’s a lovely little village, and definitely worth a visit for any Harry Potter fans! You’ll love it! 🙂

  10. erinalice
    June 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I also have American relatives who would love to see the Harry Potter station! We drive by Goathland on the way to Whitby but we’ve never stopped before. I think we will have to next time. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #YorkshireFamily!

  11. July 15, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I’m a big fan but I don’t think I’d ever realised where this was – one for the list… #traveltales

  12. July 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I didn’t know that about Goathland station featuring in Harry Potter! Learn something new every day – please remember to add the badge if you join in with linkys. Thanks for joining in with #traveltales xx

  13. July 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I didn’t know this was the station from the HP movies either, how cool! I love that sort of geeky trivia!

    Must remember to visit the village next time I’m in the area 🙂


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