Harry Potter and the Yorkshire Dales – the stunning location…

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Harry Potter and the Yorkshire Dales – the stunning location…

Harry Potter and the Yorkshire Dales – the stunning location you can visit for free
2022-01-29 14:45:00
It's one of the best-loved film series on the planet, but did you know that one of the most important Harry Potter scenes was filmed in the Yorkshire Dales and that the site can be visited for free? A pivotal scene in the seventh film – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One – was filmed at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales. The location is impressive in its own right, as a spectacular limestone rock formation. To read the latest entertainment news, click here It's the first location Harry and Hermione go to after Ron leaves them. The pair sit on and walk across the rocks in the twilight, discussing a clue left to them by Professor Dumbledore. Harry Potter contemplates the task of hunting down Voldemort's horcruxes at Malham Cove, Yorkshire. (Image: Warner Bros) Harry is left in Dumbledore's will the golden snitch he claimed in his first ever Quidditch match at Hogwarts. In the two minute scene at Malham Cove, the snitch suddenly spurts into life and reveals mystery charmed writing: “I open at the close.” The cliff formation at Malham Cove stands at roughly 230 feet in height, and is curved like an amphitheatre. But while impressive from ground height, it's said that the top of the structure is the most dramatic. Here the limestone has formed with deep cracks in between, almost like stepping stones. Vegetation, including small trees, have grown in between the rocks. There are several routes to get up to the top of Malham Cove – and the views on a clear day more than make up for the trek. You can walk from the picturesque village of Malham straight to the Cove, where a long, but gentle, flight of steps takes you to the top. There are other natural wonders to take in within walking distance. The cliff formation stands at roughly 230 feet in height and is free of charge to visit. Gordale Scar is a hidden gorge with a crashing waterfall at the end of it. Some walking routes involve scaling the waterfall itself but this is only recommended for experienced scramblers. A much easier path cuts out the tricky incline and sees the walker follow the stream as it weaves through the gorge before emerging at the foot of the falls. Another waterfall site within walking distance from Malham village is Janet's Foss, a small waterfall within a Natural Trust woodland. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The footpath to there can be rocky and uneven, so watch your step. Malham Cove is a bit of a trek from Hull – it's roughly three hours by car and nearly 4 hours by train, with a connection from Leeds required along the way. Probably the best way to get there by car is to head for the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton and then take the A65 from there towards Gargrave. Then take the first right after the sign welcoming you to Gargrave to make your way into the Yorkshire Dales. There are maps and lots of information to pick up at the Malham National Park Centre information centre when you arrive. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now

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