• Businesses, merchants, and shops The offices of the Daily Prophet are located in Diagon Alley (Pm). The newspaper instructs that letters to the editor should be sent there by owl (DP1). Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology (Wikipedia). Dartmoor was the location of the Quidditch World Cup finals in August… Read More
• Lakes and marshes A hag by the name of Annis Black lives in a cave here. She wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet protesting the way they characterized hags in their articles (DP). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A “pure white” room in MACUSA Headquarters that contains a pool of deadly potion with a chair hovering above it. Prisoners are led in shackles to the chamber by Executioners who extract happy memories from the accused with their wands and drop them into the pool. The mesmerized victims are… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party takes place in a roomy dungeon at Hogwarts during Harry Potter’s second year (CS8). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Harry and the other Gryffindors have a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher every year, but the location of the classroom remains the same. The room has windows looking out onto the grounds (out of which the pixies threw Lockhart’s wand). An iron chandelier hangs from the ceiling (… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The office of the Defence against the Darks Arts teacher is located on the second floor of Hogwarts castle. Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom is nearby. The windows of the office face south toward the lake (GF, Moody looked out and saw Durmstrang ship) and also west toward… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Hogsmeade wizarding equiment shop that sells and repairs “magical instruments and stuff,” according to Ron, including Sneakoscopes (PA5). It is located near the end of High Street (GF27). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A county located in England’s West Country, Devon was where Shuntbumps, a now-defunct broomstick sport, once rose to popularity (QA2). Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel make their home there as well (PS13). Locations in Devon: Chudley, home of the Cannons Exmoor (partially; part of it also lies in Somerset) Ilfracombe… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Diagon Alley is a magically-hidden, wizarding shopping street located behind the Leaky Cauldron in central London, just off Charing Cross Road. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Diagon Alley cafes are small, unnamed eateries offering a variety of food and drink for wizarding shoppers. When Harry spent several weeks in Diagon Alley before his third year, he ate his meals (except for breakfast) at these assorted cafes. The cafes had “brightly colored umbrellas” over their tables outside, which… Read More
• Place A number of shops and peddlers in Knockturn Alley deal in items of dubious origin, including fingernails, poisonous candles. and giant black spiders (CS4). In 1998, with Voldemort fully in charge of the Ministry of Magic, a number of Diagon Alley shops closed and were replaced by nondescript shops… Read More
• Place There have always been street peddlers on Diagon Alley, and shoppers have always had reason to be wary of them (such as when “Honest Willy Wagstaff” managed to sell substandard wands and loose-bottomed cauldrons a few years back (DP1). However, once Voldemort returned, wizards looking to capitalize on the public… Read More
• Towns Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester, in northwest England. It is (or was) also the home of warlock D.J. Prod, a satisfied Kwikspell customer quoted on their packaging in CS8. See also the Muggle Encyclopedia entry for Didsbury. Read More
• Houses and addresses The home of Dedalus Diggle – most likely located in Kent, judging by McGonagall’s suspicions (PS1) – was burned down by Death Eaters immediately after the downfall of the Ministry of Magic. Fortunately, he wasn’t home (DH11). Read More
• Cities Hermione and her parents went on holiday to France in summer 1993 (PA1), a trip which apparently included a stop in Dijon. Two years later, when Hagrid and Madame Maxime were travelling to see giants, they went through Dijon pretending they were going to Beauxbatons, but there they slipped… Read More
• Place We don’t know which country this is, except that it’s a long way from Britain, but the President of this country was scheduled to call the British Prime Minister on the night he was instead visited by Cornelius Fudge and Rufus Scrimgeour. The wizards arranged for the President to forget… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This disused classroom is located in the Charms Corridor on the third floor. It is next to the statue of the humpbacked, one-eyed witch which covers the hidden passageway to Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. It is in this classroom that Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Divination classroom is located at the base of the North Tower. It is accessed through a circular trap door, which releases a silver ladder. It is the “strangest-looking classroom” that Harry had ever seen, looking “like a cross between someone’s attic and an old-fashioned teashop” (PA6). The classroom is round and… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Dorset is a county located on the southern coast of England that includes Wimbourne and Millburn. It is where Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, lives with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles. It is also the native home of the Porlock (FB). Read More
• Houses and addresses • Muggle places • Streets, alleys, and lanes The phrase “Downing Street” usually is referring to number ten, Downing Street, the home of the British Muggle Prime Minister. This is where Kingsley Shacklebolt works undercover, protecting the Prime Minister during the war against Voldemort. After he helps fly Harry away from number four, Privet Drive, Kingsley is the… Read More
• Nature preserves • Wilderness areas There are presumably dragon reservations all over the world, hidden in the mountains where Muggles are unlikely to come across them. However, we only know of two specifically: one is between Kopparberg and Arjeplog in Sweden (FB); the other, in Romania – where Charlie Weasley works (PS6) and which,… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories
• Place A hamlet in Hampshire which was blown up by Archibald Alderton when he tried to mix a birthday cake (fw40). Read More
• Houses and addresses We’ve actually known the Dumbledore family to live in two houses: the first was in Mould-on-the-Wold, and was where Ariana was found and tortured by Muggles as a small child. After this happened, and Percival was sent to Azkaban for taking revenge on the Muggle children, Kendra moved the family… Read More
• Cities After Voldemort’s downfall in PS1, Muggle television viewers phoned in from Dundee to alert the Muggle weatherman to sightings of shooting stars there, though the shooting stars were actually the work of celebrating wizards. Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland, located near the eastern coast. It boasts… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Beneath the ground floor of Hogwarts castle are found many passages, dungeons, and chambers. Some of these are easily accessible from doors that open off the Entrance Hall. Others are hidden and can only be entered by magical means. Dungeons The dungeon passages and rooms under the castle have stone walls… Read More
• Schools A Northern European school of witchcraft and wizardry, one of at least three wizarding schools in Europe, along with Hogwarts and Beauxbatons. Headmasters: Nerida Vulchanova (founder), Harfang Munter, Igor Karkaroff (until fleeing in 1995) Location: a castle in northern Europe, far enough north that days are… Read More