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A magical effect on a place; makes it impossible to plot its location on a map.


References from the canon

  • Hermione suggested that this may have been done to make Durmstrang and Beauxbatons harder to locate by other witches and wizards (GF11).
  • Hogwarts also has wards and spells on it to hide its true nature from Muggles, but it is apparently not Unplottable.
  • The Room of Requirement is Unplottable, so that it doesn't appear on the Marauder's Map (HBP21).
  • Number twelve Grimmauld Place is Unplottable (OP6).


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