• Towns Falmouth is a coastal town with an important harbour, and is located at the southwestern tip of England. Falmouth is also home to the Falmouth Falcons, a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA7). Podcast: Play… Read More
• Gardens and farms After a stop at a small market town failed to provide any food, Harry, Ron, and Hermione travelled instead to this farm, located somewhere in Britain. Here they were able to snatch some eggs and bread, though it wasn’t exactly stealing as Hermione left some money under the chicken coop… Read More
• Source A Muggle version of the venerable guide to magical creatures which is known all through the Wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts is used as a textbook at Hogwarts, and this edition has marks and scribbles throughout purportedly from Harry and his friends. Published: March 12, 2001 Published by Obscurus… Read More
• Place We don’t know for sure what exactly the Five Feathers is (a pub? a pet store? a bird zoo?) but we do know that it’s located in Barnsley – and that Budgie the waterskiing budgerigar lives there. Harry heard about him while listening to the Muggle news (OP1), and… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A fen is an alkaline wetland, in Britain found mostly near the eastern shore of England, in and near Norfolk. According to one of the Sorting Hat’s songs, Salazar Slytherin came from fen, suggesting that he was most likely from the eastern part of England (GF12). Podcast:… Read More
• Glossary An alkaline marsh, distinguishing it from a bog which is always acidic.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Countries A beautiful South Pacific island nation, Fiji is the native habitat of the Fire Crab. Hundreds of miles of coastline there have been turned into a Fire Crab reservation (FB). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Cities Fitchburg is a U.S. town and the home of the Fitchburg Finches, who have won the U.S. Quidditch cup seven times (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)… Read More
• Place Flanders is a region that consists roughly of the northern half of Belgium and incorporates the Flemish region of the country. A Quidditch team from Flanders played against Transylvania in the first World Cup (QA8). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Glossary U.S.: apartment. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation which regulates, controls and appears to maintain the Floo Network Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Forests The Forbidden Forest, located to the east of Hogwarts castle, is a large, dark forest. This forest is strictly off limits to Hogwarts students, except in the course of occasional Care of Magical Creatures lessons (OP21) or detentions (PS15, DH15). Fred and George Weasley have spent quite… Read More
• Forests First just one of the many places that Harry and Hermione camp while searching for Voldemort’s Horcruxes, the Forest of Dean soon played a pivotal role in their adventure when Hermione let their location slip while opening her bag, and Phineas Nigellus Black overheard. He quickly delivered the information to… Read More
• Forests • Wilderness areas We know of a number of forests: The Forbidden Forest The Forest of Dean A Dartmoor forest near the 1994 Quidditch World Cup stadium, where Harry, Ron and Hermione hid after Death Eaters stormed the campground (GF9). The trio… Read More
• Countries France is a country located across the English Channel from England and is famous for being a rival to England in many ways. France has a vibrant wizarding population, judging by the fact that it is the home to one of the major magical schools of the world, Beauxbatons. Hagrid… Read More
• Event As they stand ready to leave Hogwarts, flying off into the sunset on their brooms, they announce to the awed crowd of students: “If anyone fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three, Diagon Alley – Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes. Our new premises!” Fred and George Weasley worked for… Read More
• Lakes and marshes A small, circular body of water located deep within the Forest of Dean. Snape’s patronus leads Harry to the lake from the campsite (DH33). Beneath the ice is the Sword of Gryffindor, which will not be summoned with magic. Harry dives into the lake to retrieve the sword, but… Read More