• Businesses, merchants, and shops • City places • Wizarding places Ginny and Mrs. Weasley visited this shop in Diagon Alley prior to Ginny’s first year at Hogwarts (CS4); this is also likely the place where she purchased Ron’s dress robes for the Yule Ball (GF10). Read More
• Place The “village pub” in Little Hangleton, this is the place where the villagers gathered the night Tom Marvolo Riddle killed his father and grandparents, to gossip about the murders. Among the villagers present that evening were the Riddles’ cook and Dot, who remained permanently convinced that gardener Frank Bryce was… Read More
• Trivia Hogwarts castle is not Unplottable. According to Hermione, who has read Hogwarts, A History, the castle is enchanted so that Muggles would see only a mouldering ruin with signs warning of danger (GF11). Unplottable would make the castle completely invisible to Muggle eyes (OP6). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Harry’s bedroom is the smallest bedroom at number four, Privet Drive. Until the end of July in 1991, the bedroom was Dudley’s second bedroom, where he stored all his toys, games, and books when he’d finished with them (or, in the case of the books, discarded them unread). Harry’s room… Read More
• Event They leave Hogwarts on foot since it’s not possible to Apparate on Hogwarts grounds and walk through Hogsmeade. They greet Madam Rosmerta by the Three Broomsticks, then walk on to the Hog’s Head before Apparating away. Read More
• Event Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone to take it back to Hogwarts, and helps Harry to withdraw some gold from the fortune he never knew his parents had left him. (PS5) After entering the huge, grand bank and explaining what they want to a goblin, Hagrid and Harry are taken… Read More
• Event Harry and Hagrid visit Diagon Alley. Harry realizes how famous he is when he is recognized at the Leaky Cauldron. At Gringotts, Harry learns of his parents’ fortune and Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry meets Draco Malfoy for the first time at Madame Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. Harry… Read More
• Source Harry tries one of the Half-Blood Prince’s spells while reading in bed and levitates Ron by accident. He argues with Hermione over the danger of the Prince, and gets word of his next lesson with Dumbledore. The trio then walks to Hogsmeade, where Slughorn corners Harry in Honeydukes and Harry sees… Read More
• Houses and addresses We have not been given a location for Hepzibah Smith’s house, though Harry and Dumbledore visited it in the Pensieve. It was here that Tom Riddle first saw Hufflepuff’s cup and Slytherin’s locket – two items which he stole soon afterward and made into Horcruxes. It was a grand house,… Read More
• Creature A hog is a type of wild pig and is the animal for which both Hogwarts and Hogsmeade are named. An uncastrated male of this species is often called a boar. Read More
• Pubs and inns The Hog’s Head Inn is a slightly dodgy pub and tavern, located one or two streets off of the High Street in Hogsmeade. The pub has been a fixture of Hogsmeade for hundreds of years. A worn-out wooden sign hangs over the door, advertising with a “wild boar’s severed… Read More
• Wizarding villages Hogsmeade is the only entirely wizarding village in Britain (PA5). According to tradition it was founded over a thousand years ago, around the same time as Hogwarts, by Hengist of Woodcroft as he was fleeing persecution by Muggles (FW, Pm). It’s a picturesque little village of thatched cottages and… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The Hogwarts broomshed is where the school brooms for Hogwarts are stored. It also seems to be where at least some of the brooms that personally belong to individual students are kept. We know that Harry keeps his Nimbus 2000 there (PS13), although later his… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts Castle is a wondrous, magical building with many towers and turrets. It is home to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If Muggles approach the castle, all they will see is a mouldering ruin with a sign warning them to keep out, that it’s unsafe (SN). Hogwarts is built… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The first floor (which would be called the second floor in the United States) contains a number of classrooms, including those for Defense Against the Dark Arts and History of Magic. It is directly accessed by students using the marble staircase leading up from the Entrance Hall on the ground floor. McGonagall’s… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Upon entering through the huge oak front doors of the castle, students find themselves in the vast Entrance Hall, which is dominated by a marble staircase leading up to the first floor. The giant hourglasses which mark the house points are located in the Entrance Hall. To the right is… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Event Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age – Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin – to found Hogwarts. Ravenclaw is said to have dreamed of a warty hog leading her to a particular cliff… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Hogwarts castle features several towers, including: Gryffindor Tower Astronomy Tower – the tallest tower Ravenclaw Tower West Tower – Owlery North Tower – Divination Dumbledore’s Office Tower Hogwarts: Grounds | Dungeons | Ground floor | First | Second |… Read More
• Architecture • Hogwarts Hogwarts walls tend to allow more coming and going than non-magical walls. To make the Room of Requirement appear, a person has to walk past the section of blank wall three times concentrating hard on what is needed, for instance, and when the gargoyle guarding the head’s office is given the… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Honeydukes is a marvelous wizarding sweetshop located on High Street in Hogsmeade. Description It is owned by Ambrosius Flume (HBP4) and his wife, and is filled with “shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable” (PA10). In addition to the standard wizarding candy that is… Read More