I was watching Harry Potter the half blood prince recently on a long-distance flight, and I could help but think that I was seeing the cliffs of Moher in Harry Potter! So a quick Google, when I landed, turned out to be true!
I also suspect that the sudden rise in popularity is probably from one of the hundred of TikToks that also randomly appeared on my feed after Googling it.
So why the Cliffs of Moher and Harry Potter? With their dramatic beauty and awe-inspiring vistas, these cliffs have long been a popular tourist attraction for both Muggles and wizards alike. However, in the world of Harry Potter, the Cliffs of Moher take on a whole new dimension.
So listen up, Harry Potter fans, this one for you
Now, if you’ve read or watched Harry Potter (and who hasn’t?), you know that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is filled to the brim with adventure-seeking troublemakers. And when they heard about these legendary cliffs, they couldn’t resist giving them a magical touch.
When does this scene appear? Well, here is a clip from the movie of that exact scene. Dumbledore takes Harry to the Horcrux cave in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. An island next to the Skelligs, known as Lemon Rock, was used for the filming.
Ready to watch the Cliffs of Moher in Harry Potter scene? Press play; from 1 minute 15, you will see the exact scene.
The reason that it was filmed in Ireland is that the cliffs of Moher themselves are just so high and dramatic that even CGI couldn’t compare to real life. And, of course, with filming, the more realistic and non-CGI you make it, the better it will look.
But they did use CGI to put to combine Lemon Rock with the Cliffs of Moher in Harry Potter. So if you are visiting the Cliffs of Moher, don’t expect to see a giant rock in front of the cliffs or Dumbledore on it, haha.
The Cliffs of Moher have been home to many movies over the year, and I will have an updated article on them very soon. But they include the lord of the Rings and many more.
The Cliffs Of Moher In Harry Potter
Be sure to share this with any avid Potterheads you might know. Besides being an amazing feature in a movie, the Cliffs of Moher are absolutely incredible and well worth visiting.
The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They are also one of the main features of the wild Atlantic Way.
The 2,500 km driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster, on the Celtic Sea coast.
There were many other half blood prince filming locations in the UK, such as Hertfordshire; Surrey; Wiltshire; Dorset;
So lastly, whether you’re a Muggle or a witch or wizard, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher is sure to inspire a sense of wonder and ignite the imagination, allowing you to step momentarily into the enchanting world of Harry Potter.
Other movies that the Cliffs of Moher have appeared in
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Into the Badlands (2015–2019)
- Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
- Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)
- Ryan’s Daughter (1970)