• Place A seaside resort town in Devon and the site of the famous Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, where a Common Welsh Green Dragon escaped and flew right over a beach filled with Muggles on holiday. Disaster was averted thanks to the quick-thinking Tilly Toke, who performed one of the largest Memory… Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Ilkley Moor is an expanse of moorland above the town of Ilkley, located northwest of Leeds in Yorkshire, and was the home of a twelfth-century Quidditch pitch. This stadium recently hosted a match between Puddlemere United and the Holyhead Harpies. Bad feelings between the two teams threatened to result… Read More
• Houses and addresses Ilvermorny cottage in County Kerry, Ireland’s valley of Coomloughra is the home of William and Rionach Sayre. Their daughter Isolt is born in the cottage. Ilvermorny cottage is set on fire when Gormlaith Gaunt attacks and kills William and Rionach (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Ilvermorny was started in the stone house on Mount Greylock in Massachusetts by witch Isolt Sayre and No-Maj James Steward as a way of educating their magical adopted boys Chadwick and Webster Boot (Pm). As word spread, they were soon joined by… Read More
• Quote Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was the first thing I concentrated on. I was thinking of a place of great order but immense danger, with children who had skills with which they could overwhelm their teachers. Logically, it had to be set in a secluded place and pretty soon… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Improper Use of Magic Office is a division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. The office deals with incidents of magic being used inappropriately, particularly in cases where Muggles are involved. The offices are located on Level Two of Ministry headquarters (OP7). Read More
• Countries India is the second most populous country in the world (behind China), located in southern Asia and jutting into the Indian Ocean. The Occamy and the Phoenix are both native to India (FB). The primary mode of wizarding transportation there is the flying carpet, as opposed to broomsticks; as a… Read More
• Oceans and seas The Indian Ocean is the only natural habitat for the Ramora (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Countries Indonesia is a southeast Asian nation made up of numerous islands. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Place We know of a number of inns: Green Dragon, the Hog’s Head Leaky Cauldron, the Three Broomsticks, the unnamed inn (possibly in Albania) where Wormtail ran into Bertha Jorkins (GF1) unnamed inn in Hogsmeade that was the headquarters for the 1612 Goblin Rebellion Podcast:… Read More
• Wizarding culture International Magical Governments are found worldwide. Other countries have similar governing bodies to Great Britain. Bulgaria, for example, has its own Ministry of Magic, the Minister of which, Mr. Oblansk, sat in the Top Box to watch the World Cup Final in 1994 (GF8). There is also a Ministry of Magic in Norway (QA3) and several… Read More
• Place A city located on the eastern coast of Scotland, where the river Ness flows from Loch Ness into the North Sea, Inverness was the city over which the Banchory Bangers Quidditch team was apprehended by Ministry of Magic officials as they tried to fly off and capture a Hebridean Black… Read More
• Place Iran is located in southern Asia, sandwiched between Iraq and Pakistan. It is a country where Quidditch has never caught on, because flying carpets are generally preferred to broomsticks for everyday transportation (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Place Ireland, though not officially a part of United Kingdom, is nevertheless closely associated with it – through geography if nothing else. It comes up repeatedly in the Harry Potter books, as wizarding children from Ireland attend Hogwarts, and cities in Ireland are part of the British and Irish Quidditch League. Read More
• Place While on the run from Death Eaters, one of the places to which Harry and Hermione Apparated to spend the night was an island in the middle of a Scottish loch. While they slept here, snow half-buried their tent in the middle of the night (DH16). In addition to… Read More
• Islands • Wizarding places The tiny island of Drear is located off the northernmost point of Scotland. Its sole inhabitants are the fierce Quintapeds (FB). The map, of course, shows only the approximate location of Drear, since it is Unplottable. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Place A famous, beautiful resort island off the south-central coast of England, the Isle of Wight was a destination for Aunt Marge when she was on holiday in the summer of 1991. She sent a postcard from here to the Dursleys, which arrived at the same time as Harry’s first Hogwarts… Read More
• Countries A large southern European country shaped something like a boot jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, also ruling the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. The capital city is Rome. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Countries A country in Africa. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More