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Visitor's Guide to Hogwarts finished through book seven


The Four Hogwarts Houses
Atlas of Hogwarts
Hogwarts and Environs (175k)
Ground floor
Dormitory
Hagrid's Cabin
Chamber of Secrets
Chamber of the Philosopher's Stone
Hogwarts: A History
beginnings
centuries of magical learning
events of the Twentieth Century
timeline of classes and staff - 1965 to the present
Tour the building and grounds
introduction to Hogwarts Castle
inside the castle
essay: How Big is Hogwarts?
by Neil Ward
the grounds
the forbidden forest
Room of Requirement
Daily Life at Hogwarts
academics
Quidditch
routines and schedules
detentions
House points
holidays
passwords
school song
Hogwarts Who's Who
staff members, past and present
students & houses
ghosts
other denizens of the castle
Miscellanea/Related Topics
Hogwarts Express
Hogsmeade
questions and mysteries
school motto
the name of the school
other magic schools
WEB LINKwhere is Hogwarts located?
link to the HP4GU FAQ website

The school motto, which appears on the crest, is "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus," which means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

The name "Hogwarts" is actually the name of a flower. JKR said: "Ideas come from all sorts of places and sometimes I don't realise where I got them from. A friend from London recently asked me if I remembered when we first saw Hogwarts. I had no idea what she was talking about until she recalled the day we went to Kew Gardens and saw those lilies that were called Hogwarts. I'd seen them seven years before and they'd bubbled around in my memory. When Hogwarts occurred to me as a name for the school, I had no idea where it came from." (SMH)

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