From one transcendental experience to another. On my unfortunately still only visit to Leavesden Studios, the single most most memorable moment was walking into the hall where stood tall and proud this scale model of the school I and every other #potterhead wished to have attended. It’s very rightly called the jewel in the crown of the tour.
The walkways to view this meander around the massive structure and as you wander down the path, the exterior of the castle from the film’s comes to life. They had created even most minute detail in order to ensure the castle looked as complex and alive as possible for all the exterior shots in the film.
By the end, I found a cosy spot and just sat there for a good 20 minutes just taking it all in. From greenhouses to the courtyards, to the boat house to the clock tower. Each scene would replay in my head as I gazed upon the locations.
This is as close to the magic as I have ever been.