• Towns Since 1402, Caerphilly has been the home of the Caerphilly Catapults of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA8). It is a town located in southeastern Wales, north of Cardiff. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops This all-night cafe on Tottenham Court Road was the first place to which Harry, Ron, and Hermione went after they were forced to make a quick escape from Bill and Fleur’s wedding (DH9). It was described as “small and shabby,” and had a layer of grease atop the Formica… Read More
• Cities Cairo is the capital of Egypt, as well as its largest city. At some point before Dumbledore graduated from Hogwarts, he won a gold medal for “Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference in Cairo” (DH18). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A county in the Scottish Highlands facing the North Sea. Read More
• Muggle places • Quidditch places Located next to a wood and a twenty minute walk away from a “nice deserted moor” and the Quidditch World Cup Stadium, this campground was where the Weasleys stayed the day before and the night after the match. It was looked after by Mr. Roberts, who had… Read More
• Countries One of the largest countries in the world, Canada nevertheless has a relatively small population, due largely to its abundance of forests and frigid climates. It is home, however, to three of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the world, based out of Haileybury, Moose Jaw, and Stonewall… Read More
• Islands Horace Slughorn took up residence in a Muggle house in Budleigh Babberton in HBP4 while its owners were away at the Canary Islands. The Islands are located off the southwestern tip of Spain and are a European tourism hotspot, with more than 10 million tourists visiting every year. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Muggle places The canning factory is the place where Jacob Kowalski works before trying to open his own bakery and befriending Newt Scamander. Read More
• Cities The capital of Wales, Cardiff (Welsh “Caerdydd”) is a large city located in South Wales. It became a city in 1905 and was made the capital of Wales in 1955.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff)… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A Wizarding shopping area near Diagon Alley in London. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A region in the northeastern tip of Spain, Catalonia is the native region of the Catalonian Fireball Dragon. Read More
• Caves and vaults Located just outside Hogsmeade, this cave was the place Dumbledore recommended Sirius Black hide so that he could keep an eye on Harry during the Triwizard Tournament. Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Mysterious places The Chamber of Secrets is a legendary secret room constructed by Salazar Slytherin to house a monster which would finish his “noble work.” This noble work would be accomplished when his true heir would open the Chamber and release the monster which lived within to rid the school of non-pureblood… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Located deep underneath Hogwarts, this series of chambers and passages was used to conceal the Philosopher’s Stone and protect it from would-be thieves. Dumbledore placed the Stone there in August of 1991. Then Flitwick, McGonagall, Sprout, Snape, and Quirrell added various protections. To top it off, Hagrid provided a giant,… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Located in central London, Charing Cross Road is the site of the Muggle side of the Leaky Cauldron, and therefore borders Diagon Alley as well. Harry walked down Charing Cross Road with Hagrid (PS5), and later rode down it on the Knight Bus (PA3) and in Ministry cars… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The Charms classroom is located in the Charms Corridor on the third floor of Hogwarts. It is located “miles from the trophy room”, but close to the forbidden corridor where Fluffy was being kept in Harry’s first year (PS9). It has one window that overlooks the front entrance of Hogwarts… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The Charms corridor, which contain the Professor Flitwick’s Charms Classroom, is located on the third floor of Hogwarts. The forbidden corridor housing Fluffy in PS is nearby. Read More
• Buildings The chateau is a “large, isolated, derelict chateau,” very likely located in Switzerland, which was the scene of a confrontation in 1926 between Grindelwald and five Aurors. It didn’t go well for the Aurors. From that battle, Grindelwald apparently fled to the United States (WFT). Read More
• Countries China is the most populated country in the world, with over one billion people. It is home to several species of magical creatures, including the phoenix and the Chinese Fireball dragon (FB). Tibet is also located in China. Two wizards of note were Chinese: magical creatures specialist Quong Po and… Read More
• Towns This town was the location of a late-night meeting between Ministry representatives and the Brotherhood of Goblins intended to discuss the creation of a Goblin Bill of Rights (DP3)  … Read More
• Towns Home of the Chudley Cannons, Ron’s favorite Quidditch team, that is regularly at the bottom of the British and Irish Quidditch League standings (CS3). Read More
• Buildings • Churches and graveyards We know of several churches specifically: The church of Little Hangleton, with its adjacent graveyard; The church of Godric’s Hollow, which Harry and Hermione pass by on their Christmas Eve visit; The church hall of Little Norton, where the Hobgoblins performed. Read More
• Buildings The church hall in Little Norton was the site of the final concert for Stubby Boardman and his band, the Hobgoblins, c. 1980. It was at this concert that Stubby was “struck in the ear by a turnip” and decided to retire from public life (OP10). Of course, this… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This circular room is the entrance way to the Department of Mysteries. The entire room is black, from the shiny black marble floor to the handleless black doors set around it. Blue candles burn in the room. When the entrance door is closed, the circular wall rotates, making it difficult… Read More
• Public places • Railway places The subway station outside City Hall in 1926 New York was decorated in an ornate Art Deco style and functioned as a base for Obscurial Credence Barebone, who lurked there before attacking the No-Maj Senator Shaw. It was also the location of the epic final battle against Barebone (WFT). Read More
• Towns Clapham is a neighborhood in southwest London that, at number two, Laburnum Gardens, is home to Sturgis Podmore. We learn this from the Daily Prophet article regarding his arrest (OP14).  … Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors A classroom located down the corridor leading off the Entrance Hall on the side opposite the Great Hall. This is one of several unused classrooms on the ground floor. Dumbledore arranged for this room to look like the middle of a forest clearing; Firenze, who couldn’t easily negotiate the stairs,… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms When on the run from Death Eaters, some of the many places that Harry, Hermione, and Ron camp out are “the shadowy crevices of cliffs” (DH15). Read More
• Towns Cokeworth is a midlands town where Lily and Petunia Evans grew up (Pm). It is also the home of Severus Snape and his family (DH33), and until 1998 Snape still lived in his parents old house there (HBP2, Pm). Other Cokeworth locations of note include the Railview Hotel, where Vernon… Read More
• Mythological and legendary places The ancient Greek Apollonian oracle, founded by Mopsus, was located in Colophon (fw). Colophon was an ancient Greek city that was destroyed many centuries ago. Read More
• Buildings Ancient Roman amphitheatre and famous landmark. In 1754, an explosion at the finish line of a broom race damages the Colosseum. It is soon repaired by Ministry employee Orabella Nuttley with her invention, the Mending Charm (BoS). Read More
• Countries There are now two countries by this name: Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known (and named in FB) as Zaire. They are neighbors in central Africa and share their name with the Congo river, which flows through them. The Tebo is native… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Coomloughra is the name of a valley in County Kerry Ireland. It is home to the Sayre family until Gormlaith Gaunt’s attack on their home. Nature is close at hand in Coomloughra valley and the Muggle inhabitants raise livestock. The Sayres’ cottage is named Ilvermorny (Pm). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A Quidditch team from Cork, playing against the Lancashire team in 1385 in Lancashire, had to flee town to escape harm after winning the match (QA8). Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, located on its southern coast. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories The southwestern tip of England is the county of Cornwall, wherein lie Falmouth and Bodmin Moor. Cornwall makes up part of England’s West Country, along with Devon and Somerset. There is a Muggle Duke of Cornwall, a position with a wizarding connection since several centuries ago the Duke fathered Morgana,… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms The Cotswolds is an area in south-central England famous for beautiful rolling hills. Trolls have made homes here in the past – we know that troll specialist Gondoline Oliphant was clubbed to death by trolls in the Cotswolds while she was sketching in 1799 (FW). Read More
• Place Well over 40 countries are mentioned in the Harry Potter books. For complete lists, please refer to the continent pages: Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors One of the old courtrooms on level ten of the Ministry of Magic. The walls of Courtroom Ten are dark stone, and the room is dimly lit by torches. In the center of the room is a chair with magical chains on it where the accused sits. The court members, of which… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds A space where students can spend free time between classes or other breaks. To get to the courtyard, there is a door down the corridor off of the Entrance Hall. Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms When on the run from Death Eaters, one of the many places that Harry, Hermione, and Ron camp out is “a sheltered and pebbly cove” (DH15). Read More
• Place Crawford is the home of Robert Wood, a Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her in the F.A.Q. Poll section of her website. According to the site, Crawford is in Brookshire – a fictitious county. There is a real Crawford in England, a town of a few hundred… Read More
• Towns Cromer is a small, seaside town on the east coast of England – almost straight east of London, in Norfolk. In the early eighteenth century, this was presumably the home of the feared Sea Serpent of Cromer, which was killed by Glanmore Peakes (FW). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors On the ground floor of 4 Privet Drive, there is a cupboard under the stairs; this was Harry Potter’s bedroom for about 10 years. The cupboard is very small, containing only a bed. It is always full of spiders (PS2). The Dursleys often punished Harry by locking him in his cupboard… Read More