Family Travel Files, a top-rated American family travel resource, has recently updated an ezine article, 'Britain: Exchanging Places in the Spirit of Harry Potter', to coincide with the release of the latest J.K. Rowling book, 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows' and the new Harry Potter film. Parents continue to contact the site for advice about vacationing with Harry Potter. I am delighted that arranging a home exchange (or two) in the UK through Home Base Holidays is prominently recommended:
'In the spirit of the popular book series and the movie sequels, muggles with a penchant for adventure can make plenty of interesting and magical connections even without a ticket for the night bus.
Our first suggestion, consider exchanging places. What does Harry Potter have to do with home exchange? Not a lot! But one company in the UK, Home Base Holidays based in London offers an assortment of homes near Harry Potter film locations, a good start on an adventure. They have choices throughout the UK, many within easy access of one of the film locations.'
We supplied samples of current home exchange offers within easy reach of Harry Potter film locations and these offers have been fully described in the article, along with photos of the homes, including a central London apartment in a Victorian mansion block, 100m from Tower Bridge and the River Thames. Visit Home Base Holidays to view all the home swap possibilities. Listings in England are sorted by county so, to quickly find all possibilities near a location in a particular county (these include Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire plus London), first choose England from the country list, and then, the county from the state/county list. Choose Scotland from the country list to view all current Scottish listings, some near film locations.
Do read the full article, 'Britain: Exchanging Places in the Spirit of Harry Potter' for detailed information, and links to further resources, which will be invaluable for any families planning trips to the UK, especially when travelling with muggles.
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