• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Godric’s Hollow has a storied wizarding history. For over a thousand years it has been home to notable wizards and witches, and has been most famous as the birthplace of Hogwarts founder Godric Gryffindor. More recently, however, it has become renowned instead as the site of… Read More
• Houses and addresses “A lonely and beautiful place,” Shell Cottage is a quaint seaside home to Bill and Fleur Weasley. It sits on a cliffside with a view of the sea and an airy backyard, and the sound of waves pulsate through the house (DH25). Located on the outskirts of Tinworth in… 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
• 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
• Towns A town of massive importance to recent wizarding history and yet unknown to most modern wizards, Little Hangleton is found about six miles from its neighbor, Great Hangleton, and is the location of the Riddle House, where Tom Marvolo Riddle killed his father, Tom Riddle, and his grandparents in the… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops “Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C,” Ollivander’s is a narrow and shabby little shop with a window display consisting of a single wand resting on a faded purple cushion. Inside the walls are lined floor to ceiling with thousands of narrow boxes, which Mr. Ollivander chooses from when trying… Read More
• Houses and addresses The home of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, their son Dudley, and (until July 27, 1997) their nephew Harry Potter. Little Whinging is in Surrey, which is located to the south and southwest of London. It is almost certainly to be found in the far north-west corner of the county, in… Read More
• Mysterious places • Rooms, chambers, and floors The level of the Ministry of Magic housing the Department of Mysteries (OP7). The Department of Mysteries is accessed via the lifts from the Atrium. A simple, bare corridor leads to a plain black door. This door opens into the circular room with twelve plain, black, handleless doors all… Read More
• Pubs and inns The Leaky Cauldron is a wizarding pub located on Charing Cross Road in London. Index to this page Introduction Inside the Leaky Cauldron Clientele More information Map of Diagon Alley Photo Essay: Searching for the Leaky Cauldron Introduction Built by Daisy Dodderidge around 1500 “to serve as a gateway… Read More