7. Jacobite steam train
Of course, Hogwarts is not within a city. The wizarding school is reached via the Hogwarts Express , as you need to cross a wide rural area, pass lakes, cross rivers and bridges. This train has a twin brother: the “ Jacobite Steam Train ” ( Jacobite Steam Train ). This part of Fort William towards Mallaig, in the north of Scotland.
If you ventured on that journey you would enjoy the picturesque landscape, including the Glenfinnan Viaduct , which appears in the second installment of the saga. Ron and Harry pass over (and under) this bridge. You could also enjoy Loch Shiel, the immense lagoon that figures as the black lake that surrounds Hogwarts in the movies.
8. The Geneva bonnet
The Sorting Hat has something in common with the Geneva bonnet of the University of Edinburgh. In contrast to other universities, where graduates are awarded their diplomas on stage, in this house of studies, things are done differently.
After being announced by the rector, the student takes the stage and his head is hit lightly by the Geneva bonnet . This hat is believed to have been made from the underwear of John Knox, the founder of the Presbyterian church, the traditionally dominant religion in Scotland.
9. Gladstone’s Land
You may remember the Black house, an old manor house with multiple rooms. Well Gladstone’s Land is similar. This Scottish heritage belonged to wealthy families, such as Thomas Gledstanes, a merchant merchant. It is the only construction that remains in the area from the 16th century.
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