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Visitor's Guide to Hogwarts

Other Denizens
of the Castle

ghosts
paintings and other artwork
creatures
miscellaneous

Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls and the suits of armor in the corridors act in ways a visitor might not expect. Everything seems to be alive in some fashion. The armor creaks and moves and even laughs at unsuspecting students. And the paintings... well, the paintings are practically full-fledged Beings. They speak and intereact, not just with the humans in the castle but even with each other.

paintings & other artwork


paintings

suits of armor

statues

tapestries

Tapestries on the walls of the corridors sometimes hide secret passages (PS9, CS8, OP28, HBP14), including the entrance to the staircase with the trick step (GF12, 25). There are tapestries in the Gryffindor common room (HBP9).

Barnabas the Barmy, moving tapestry of
depicting his foolish attempt to train trolls for the ballet, hangs on the seventh floor of Hogwarts Castle, opposite the entrance to the Room of Requirement (OP18, 26, HBP20).

creatures

miscellaneous

secret passages to Hogsmeade

strange stairways

weird doors

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