Here's How To Do The Ultimate UK “Harry Potter” Road Trip

The next location you should hit up is Bodleian Library. The only way to get in to the library itself is with a guided tour, which is well worth the £6. You’ll start in a high-ceilinged room which served as the Hogwarts hospital wing in most of the films — the place we got the iconic “Alas, earwax!” line. The tour takes you up to the old library, which was used for the Restricted Section scenes in the first film. They have books here from the 1300s, so it’s an incredible place to visit even without the Harry Potter connection.

Lastly, visit New College, a beautiful and quiet campus where you’ll find a courtyard that looks very familiar. Remember that scene where Mad-Eye Moody turns Draco into a ferret? That was filmed right here under the tree in the middle of the cloisters. There are usually less tourists here, so there’s a good chance you’ll get it to yourself.