Over since the books and the film series kicked off back in the late 1990’s fans of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter have always been longing for one thing…. to be able to visit Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They have craved the idea of being able to take a tour of the castle and explore it, well now they can…… kind of.
Starting from yesterday, September 1st, anyone who visits the Pottermore website can now take a 3D virtual tour of the school. This interactive tour lets you explore over 100 locations around the school. Each of the 100 locations you can stop at also give you more information about the school and there is no location of the castle and its grounds that you can’t explore, so it gives fans a view of the castle like they have never seen before.
Some of the key locations worth exploring are the Great Hall, Professor Dumbledores office, the Quidditch pitch, Hagrid’s Hut, and the Forbidden Forest and all of the class rooms. Fans can take advantage of this tour through their computer, but to get the full experience it is best to view it on a mobile device as the idea behind it is that you can bring Hogwarts with you where ever you go.
It is also rather fitting that this opportunity open up to fans on September first is it the start of term for students after the summer holidays, it also marked the day that Harry Potters son Albus started his time in the school at the end of the Deathly Hallows book and film.
So Harry Potter fans, grab your wands, cloaks, books and robes and head off into Hogwarts and see it like you have never seen it before.