• Houses and addresses Introduction Home to the Weasley family, the Burrow is a house just outside the village of Ottery St. Catchpole (GF6), and is built so crazily that it must certainly be held up by magic. It is likely to have once been a farmhouse (though it looks more like it… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts take students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Cities Famous for its seventeenth-century hysteria over witchcraft and witch trials, Salem is today a typical suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. There is still a witches’ institute in Salem, which Harry Potter saw when he walked by their tent at the Quidditch World Cup (GF7). Read More
• Mysterious places Falsely rumored to be “the most haunted building in Britain,” the Shrieking Shack is a favorite stop on any Hogsmeade visit (PA8). However, the wails that were once heard emanating from this creepy building were not in fact ghosts, but rather Remus Lupin transformed into a werewolf. The shack,… Read More
• Caves and vaults The “top security” vault underneath Gringotts Bank where Dumbledore kept the Philosopher’s Stone (PS5). Read More
• Caves and vaults Inaccessible except by magic, this cave complex on the coast was visited by young Tom Riddle while he was on an outing to the coast with children from the orphanage (circa 1930). While there he terrorized two of his classmates, Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop (HBP13). Many years later,… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Spinner’s End is a street in Cokeworth, a┬ádark industrial Muggle town, most likely somewhere in northern industrial England. It is on this street that Snape’s house sits, and down which Narcissa Malfoy ran – with Bellatrix Lestrange in pursuit – to seek him out HBP2. Somewhere nearby, there is… Read More
• Islands • Mysterious places Far out in the icy waters of the North Sea lies a tiny island that is home to one of the most terrible places on earth: Azkaban, the wizarding prison (PA3, Sch1, Pm). History The fortress┬áhas existed since the 15th century, and never appeared on any Muggle map. The… 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
• 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