All Aboard! Take a Ride on the Hogwarts Express


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If you’ve ever dreamed of waiting on Platform 9 3/4 for the Hogwarts Express to arrive and whisk you away to the hallowed halls of wizardry, then your dreams have come true. Check out the video from Unilad of the breathtaking ride below.

The Jacobite Steam Train has been taking passengers on scenic rides across the Scottish countryside since 1984, but it truly became legendary when the steam engine and its route starred in the Harry Potter franchise. The train was featured in the films as the Hogwarts Express that took young wizards off to school, along with the picturesque route it travels on, including the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For muggles hoping to catch a ride on the magical train, the 84-mile round trip runs a winter morning service now through December and then begins its season again in April. Tickets start at 35 pounds for adults and 20 for kids 12 & under. Psst…make sure to select the Harry Potter cabins for the most authentic experience.

Would a ride on this train be a dream come true for your young Harry Potter fan? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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