Popular Harry Potter attraction is to get tourists into trouble

Harry Potter fans love the check out of the real world sites to see in the movies.

Or it is the real life of the Reptile House in London Zoo, where a python first spoke to Harry, London Leadenhall Market, which doubled as diagon alley, or the imaginary Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross station, as it is already featured in the Harry Potter movies, you can bet that it has become a major tourist attraction.

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The Glenfinnan railway viaduct in Scotland with the Jacobite steam train.


But there is one monument that seems to be landing Harry followers in big trouble.


The police in the uk have been warning Harry Potter fans at the walking along the live railway in the Scottish Highlands, where the Hogwarts Express could be seen chugging along on the screen.

There has reportedly been an increase in the number of the intrepid fans of the crossing of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where the Jacobite steam train, and the police warn they are putting themselves in serious danger.

The British Transport Police said that it understands the fascination with the overpass, but “people have no magical powers, so there is nothing to protect them from being injured or killed by a passing train,” the BBC reported.

Sgt Kevin Lawrence repeated,”Tourists from all over the world travel on the Jacobite steam train during the summer months, a visit to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

“Alarming is that visitors often get off the train at Glenfinnan and walk back along the line to take photos. This is very dangerous.

He added: “Much as we love Harry Potter, I want to remind everyone that we are only Muggles, and if you infringe on the track have been hit by a train, the consequences can be very serious and probably fatal.”


A rise in the popularity of the viaduct is partly behind a 16 percent increase in the ns-trespassing offences in Scotland last year, according to police.

And there are a number of close calls. Five years ago, a steam train driver was forced to brake after seeing two women who are dangerously close to the train, the BBC reported.

And in 2015, a couple and their child were seen along the railway line.

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