Gazetteer of the Wizarding World
Cokeworth - England - United Kingdom
The Railview Hotel is a gloomy-looking Muggle establishment to which Vernon Dursley took his family while attempting to avoid Harry's Hogwarts letters (PS3). Of course, the letters found him there anyway - when the family woke up in the morning, the woman behind the desk told them she'd received about a hundred of the letters overnight.
zoo - Surrey - England - United Kingdom
Not really a house, of course, but a building in a zoo near Little Whinging. While visiting in celebration of Dudley's eleventh birthday, Harry discovered here that he could talk to the boa constrictor. He then unwittingly vanished the glass in front of the cage, freeing the snake and making Dudley fall into the water.
Though it's implied that there are a number of magical reservations worldwide, we only know of four specifically:
Though wizards do have restaurants, we never really see wizards going out to eat the way Muggles do, though there's plenty of going out for drinks. There is only one occasion in which we do specifically see wizards eating away from home - Harry's weeks spent in Diagon Alley in PA4. Here are the restaurants we know of:
- Florean Fortescue's serves ice cream (PA4)
- The Leaky Cauldron serves at least breakfast (PA4)
- Harry eats at cafes with "brightly colored umbrellas" in Diagon Alley (PA4)
- Though never specifically stated, it's likely that Madame Puddifoot's, the Hog's Head, and the Three Broomsticks serve food as well
- The Dursleys, with Piers Polkiss and Harry, eat at a restaurant in the zoo - and Harry even gets a knickerbocker glory when Dudley complains it doesn't have enough ice cream on it (PS2)
- Hagrid treats Harry to dinner at a hamburger restaurant in Paddington Station after their day at Diagon Alley (PS5).
Little Hangleton - England - United Kingdom
"It stood on a hill overlooking the village, some of its windows boarded, tiles missing from its roof, and ivy spreading unchecked over its face. Once a fine-looking manor, and easily the largest and grandest building for miles around, the Riddle House was now damp, derelict, and unoccupied" (GF1).
Though few wizards realize it, the Riddle House holds an important place in wizarding history. Located on a hill overlooking Little Hangleton, it was the home of Voldemort's grandparents, and the place where his father, Tom Riddle, lived both before and after Voldemort's birth c. 1926.
The summer after Tom Marvolo Riddle's fifth year at Hogwarts (c. 1943), he discovered that his mother's family - the Gaunts - lived in a house across town; upon arriving there he learned of his father and grandparents and murdered them in their drawing room. Their bodies were soon discovered by the family maid. Frank Bryce was originally implicated in the crime by Muggle police (GF1) while wizarding authorities blamed Morfin Gaunt (HBP17)., though of course both were innocent.
Ownership of the house changed hands several times in the following years, but nobody stayed for long as they all agreed it had "a nasty feeling about it," and we don't know who owns it now, though the Muggles in town believe the owner is a wealthy man who keeps it "for tax reasons." Whether the owner is a Muggle, a Death Eater, or Voldemort himself, it has been sitting abandoned for years; the inside now has a "smell of decay" and a layer of "dust that lay thick upon the stone" (GF1).
In the summer of 1994, Voldemort returned to the house with Wormtail and Nagini to use it as a makeshift headquarters. The night they entered the house, Frank Bryce saw light on inside and came to investigate; it was then that Voldemort murdered him (GF1). Voldemort probably remained there for some time but we don't know for sure. When he regained his body the following year, it was in the nearby town graveyard (GF32).
Wales - United Kingdom
This riverbank was one of the places that Harry, Ron, and Hermione stopped to camp while on the run from Death Eaters in 1997. This was where they overheard a conversation between Dirk Cresswell, Ted Tonks, Dean Thomas, and two goblins, Griphook and Gornuk. It was there that they learned that Gryffindor's sword could destroy Horcruxes, and it was there also that Ron got fed up with the quest, and left Harry and Hermione behind (DH15).
We know of only two rivers by name: the Mersey River and the Wye River. A third, the Otter River, is assumed to be near the Burrow and therefore serve as the namesake of the nearby town - Ottery St. Catchpole. Harry, Ron, and Hermione also spend nights by the banks of unknown rivers while searching for Horcruxes, though they are never named (DH22).
There are certainly other rivers - the Brockdale Bridge spanned a river somewhere, and the Leaky Cauldron is very close to the River Thames in London - but these have never been specifically mentioned.
A former communist country in eastern Europe, Romania is a rapidly growing country that will soon join the European Union. In the meantime, however, it is an important country for dragon enthusiasts - it is home to the Romanian Longhorn, and Charlie Weasley works there tending dragons on a reservation (PS14). Transylvania is also located in Romania.
Location: Map of Dragons of the World
Romania - Europe
Somewhere in Romania, presumably in the mountains, is a reservation where Charlie Weasley works, and where his parents once visited him. It doesn't seem to just be home to Romanian Longhorns, as Charlie's crew brought at least one dragon for the Triwizard Tournament in 1994, and none of the dragons were Longhorns (GF19). We also know that Norbert, a Norwegian Ridgeback, was sent there as a baby when Hagrid realized he could no longer handle raising her (PS14).
Location: Map of Dragons of the World