• Towns Caerphilly has been the home of the Caerphilly Catapults, a Quidditch team in the British and Irish Quidditch League since 1402 (QA8). The town located in South Wales. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops This all-night cafe on Tottenham Court Road was the first place to which Harry, Ron, and Hermione went after they were forced to make a quick escape from Bill and Fleur’s wedding (DH9). It was described as “small and shabby,” and had a layer of grease atop the Formica… Read More
• Creature Furry, mischievous spirits from the Amazonian rain forest which guard the students and grounds of Castelobruxo, the Brazilian school of magic (Pm). Read More
• Cities Cairo is the capital of Egypt, as well as its largest city. At some point before Dumbledore graduated from Hogwarts, he won a gold medal for “Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference in Cairo” (DH18). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Caithness is a county in the Scottish Highlands facing the North Sea. Read More
• Muggle places • Quidditch places The campground set up for the Quidditch World Cup final in 1994 is located next to a wood and a twenty minute walk away from a “nice deserted moor” and the Quidditch World Cup Stadium. This campground was where the Weasley family stayed the day before and the… Read More
• Countries Canada is one of the largest countries in the world. It nevertheless has a relatively small population, due largely to its abundance of forests and frigid climates. The country is the home, however, to three of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the world, based out of the towns of … Read More
• Islands Horace Slughorn took up residence in a Muggle house in Budleigh Babberton in HBP4 while its owners were away at the Canary Islands. The Islands are located off the southwestern tip of Spain and are a European tourism hotspot, with more than 10 million tourists visiting every year. Read More
• Cities The capital of Wales, Cardiff (Welsh “Caerdydd”) is a large city located in South Wales. It became a city in 1905 and was made the capital of Wales in 1955.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff)… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A Wizarding shopping area near Diagon Alley in London. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A region in the northeastern tip of Spain, Catalonia is the native region of the Catalonian Fireball Dragon. Read More
• Caves and vaults Located just outside Hogsmeade, this cave was the place Dumbledore recommended Sirius Black hide so that he could keep an eye on Harry during the Triwizard Tournament. Read More
• Countries Chad is a country in Africa. The Chadian National Quidditch side played in a marathon three-day match against Liechtenstein during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Mysterious places The Chamber of Secrets is a legendary secret room constructed by Salazar Slytherin to house a monster which would finish his “noble work.” This noble work would be accomplished when his true heir would open the Chamber and release the monster which lived within to rid the school of non-pureblood… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Located deep underneath Hogwarts, this series of chambers and passages was used to conceal the Philosopher’s Stone and protect it from would-be thieves. Dumbledore placed the Stone there in August of 1991. Then Flitwick, McGonagall, Sprout, Snape, and Quirrell added various protections. To top it off, Hagrid provided a giant,… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Located in central London, Charing Cross Road is the site of the Muggle side of the Leaky Cauldron, and therefore borders Diagon Alley as well. Harry walked down Charing Cross Road with Hagrid (PS5), and later rode down it on the Knight Bus (PA3) and in Ministry cars… Read More
• Countries China is the most populated country in the world, with over one billion people. It is home to several species of magical creatures, including the phoenix and the Chinese Fireball dragon (FB). Tibet is also located in China. Two wizards of note were Chinese: magical creatures specialist Quong Po and… Read More
• Towns This town was the location of a late-night meeting between Ministry representatives and the Brotherhood of Goblins intended to discuss the creation of a Goblin Bill of Rights (DP3)  … Read More
• Towns Chudley is the home of the Chudley Cannons, Ron’s favorite Quidditch team – a team that is regularly at the bottom of the British and Irish Quidditch League standings (CS3). Read More
• Buildings The church hall in Little Norton was the site of the final concert for Stubby Boardman and his band, the Hobgoblins, c. 1980. It was at this concert that Stubby was “struck in the ear by a turnip” and decided to retire from public life (OP10). Of course, this… Read More
• Art and Culture The Circus Arcanus is a travelling circus which displays human oddities. The owner of the circus is a wizard named Skender. The Circus visited New York City at the beginning of December 1926, which coincided with Newt Scamander and Aurors from MACUSA capturing Gellert Grindelwald. In fact, Graves is… Read More
• Towns Clapham is a neighborhood in southwest London that, at number two, Laburnum Gardens, is home to Sturgis Podmore. We learn this from the Daily Prophet article regarding his arrest (OP14).  … Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms When on the run from Death Eaters, some of the many places that Harry, Hermione, and Ron camp out are “the shadowy crevices of cliffs” (DH15). Read More
• Towns Cokeworth is a midlands town where Lily and Petunia Evans grew up (Pm). It is also the home of Severus Snape and his family (DH33), and until 1998 Snape still lived in his parents old house there (HBP2, Pm). Other Cokeworth locations of note include the Railview Hotel, where Vernon… Read More
• Mythological and legendary places The ancient Greek Apollonian oracle, founded by Mopsus, was located in Colophon (fw). Colophon was an ancient Greek city that was destroyed many centuries ago. Read More
• Buildings Ancient Roman amphitheatre and famous landmark. In 1754, an explosion at the finish line of a broom race damages the Colosseum. It is soon repaired by Ministry employee Orabella Nuttley with her invention, the Mending Charm (BoS). Read More
• Hogwarts Filch has a drawer in his filing cabinet marked this. Naturally, the Weasley twins dove right in and discovered the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Remus Lupin told Harry he also found a Boggart for Patronus practice lurking in the filing cabinet (PA12). It’s possible he was looking for the Map… Read More
• Countries There are now two countries by this name: Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known (and named in FB) as Zaire. They are neighbors in central Africa and share their name with the Congo river, which flows through them. The Tebo is native… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Coomloughra is the name of a valley in County Kerry Ireland. It is home to the Sayre family until Gormlaith Gaunt’s attack on their home. Nature is close at hand in Coomloughra valley and the Muggle inhabitants raise livestock. The Sayres’ cottage is named Ilvermorny (Pm). Read More
• Glossary A small stand of trees and undergrowth, particularly if it is grown for periodic cutting (NSOED).  … Read More
• Cities • Regions, counties, and territories Cork is both a county and city in the Republic of Ireland. The city is the second largest in Ireland, located on its southern coast. A Quidditch team from Cork, playing against the Lancashire team in 1385, in Lancashire, had to flee town to escape harm after winning… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories The southwestern tip of England is the county of Cornwall, wherein lie Falmouth and Bodmin Moor. Cornwall makes up part of England’s West Country, along with Devon and Somerset. There is a Muggle Duke of Cornwall, a position with a wizarding connection since several centuries ago the Duke fathered Morgana,… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms The Cotswolds is an area in south-central England famous for beautiful rolling hills. Trolls have made homes here in the past – we know that troll specialist Gondoline Oliphant was clubbed to death by trolls in the Cotswolds while she was sketching in 1799 (FW). Read More
• Glossary U.S. readers may get a somewhat mistaken impression from this word. It can refer to any moderate-sized detached house in the suburbs or the country, though it tends to be used to suggest a small, modest place. It may specifically mean a rather old-fashioned building of this type, but that… Read More
• Place Well over 40 countries are mentioned in the Harry Potter books. For complete lists, please refer to the continent pages: Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors One of the old courtrooms on level ten of the Ministry of Magic. The walls of Courtroom Ten are dark stone, and the room is dimly lit by torches. In the center of the room is a chair with magical chains on it where the accused sits. The court members, of which… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms When on the run from Death Eaters, one of the many places that Harry, Hermione, and Ron camp out is “a sheltered and pebbly cove” (DH15). Read More
• Place Crawford is the home of Robert Wood, a Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her in the F.A.Q. Poll section of her website. According to the site, Crawford is in Brookshire – a fictitious county. There is a real Crawford in England, a town of a few hundred… Read More
• Towns Cromer is a small, seaside town on the east coast of England – almost straight east of London, in Norfolk. In the early eighteenth century, this was presumably the home of the feared Sea Serpent of Cromer, which was killed by Glanmore Peakes (FW). Read More
• Source Ron, Fred, and George Weasley break Harry out of his room with the car and whisk him away to the Burrow. Harry helps de-gnome the garden after Mrs. Weasley speaks her mind. Read More
• Source Harry and the Weasleys receive their required book lists from Hogwarts and go to Diagon Alley via Floo powder. There Harry arrives in Knockturn Alley, overhears the Malfoys, is found by Hagrid, meets author/teacher Gilderoy Lockhart, and Arthur Weasley comes to blows with Lucius Malfoy. Read More
• Glossary U.K.: closet (Not the same meaning in the U.S., which is a wall cabinet, such as to hold dishes.)… Read More
• Occupations A team of adventurous bankers from Gringotts who go out into the world breaking the protective Charms and Curses on old forgotten Wizarding treasure troves. Sometimes referred to as Curse-Breakers (PA1, OP29). Read More