23 December 2015

Glen Nevis, Scotland

In HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, the fourth instalment of the series, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) competes in the Triwizard Tournament, even though he does not want to participate.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 0:59:26
The first task is to retrieve a golden egg guarded by a chained dragon, a Hungarian Horntail. The egg contains information necessary for the second assignment and is placed in the middle of the arena. All students and professors from Hogwarts are watching as Harry tries to get the egg but the fire-breathing dragon immediately attacks. Harry summons his Firebolt broomstick and tries again but the dragon manages to free itself, going after Harry.

During the chase the Glen Nevis valley in the Scottish Highlands is seen in the background, including the An Steall waterfall which is more than 100 metres high. The valley can easily be accessed by means of a rocky path through a gorge. Beware that the path can be slippery when wet and proper footwear is necessary. We had a beautiful sunny day during our stay and the valley is certainly worth visiting.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 0:54:17
Glen Nevis, Scotland, 3 August 2011
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 1:02:38
Glen Nevis, Scotland, 3 August 2011

Screenshots © Warner Bros.