• Place Gaddley doesn’t seem to be a real place in the United Kingdom, but it was here that a Muggle family of five was found dead in 1998, killed by Death Eaters for reasons unknown, if there was any reason for it at all. Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn about this… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops This shop, a favorite of Fred and George, sells a wide variety of tricks and practical joke items. The twins bought Dr. Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks here in 1992 (CS4), though of course four years later they were a direct competitor with their own joke shop, Weasleys’ Wizard… Read More
• Houses and addresses Located in the woods just outside Little Hangleton, the Gaunt House was home to Marvolo Gaunt and his two children, Morfin and Merope. The last remaining descendants of Salazar Slytherin, they lived there in poverty, speaking Parseltongue to each other and living in deplorable conditions (HBP10). Eventually, after the… Read More
• Place Germany has a history in wizarding games; the game of Stichstock was invented there around 1105, though it died out two centuries later (QA2), and there is also a German illuminated manuscript from c. 962 A.D. showing three warlocks dismounting their broomsticks in pain (QA1). The Bowtruckle is native to… Read More
• Place A small city in western Ethiopia, Gimbi is home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers, a Quidditch team that has twice won the All-Africa Cup (QA8).  … Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This bathroom is where Hermione goes to cry after Ron is mean to her on Halloween. While looking for Hermione to warn her of a troll that has entered Hogwarts, Harry and Ron see the troll enter a room on the first floor. The boys lock the troll in, only… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A clothier in Hogsmeade, with additional shops in London and Paris (GF8). Harry visited the shop in 1995, to pick out the craziest socks he could find as a present for Dobby (GF27). Read More
• Place According to the Sorting Hat’s song, ‘glen’ is where Rowena Ravenclaw hails from. “Glen” is a Scottish term for “valley”, so she is most likely from Scotland – and thus perhaps the one of the four founders who lived closest to Hogwarts’ present location. Read More
• 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
• Churches and graveyards The graveyard in Godric’s Hollow with a kissing gate at the front, is the final resting place of Ignotus Peverell, Kendra and Ariana Dumbledore, and James and Lily Potter, among others (DH16).  … Read More
• Houses and addresses A small apartment in New York City, shared by Tina and Queenie Goldstein. Tina and Queenie’s apartment is at least one floor up from the entrance to the brownstone building. The liveliness of magic-infused housework makes up for an absence of luxury. The Goldstein sisters’ landlady, Mrs. Esposito, does not… Read More
• Place A small town in Lithuania, northeast of Poland, Gorodok is home to the Gorodok Gargoyles (QA8). Read More
• Place In 1556, Gorsemoor was the birthplace of Gunhilda of Gorsemoor, who went on to become a beloved Healer and develop the cure for Dragon Pox (FW). Read More
• Place The house that Hermione grew up in was apparently still owned by her parents even after they moved to Australia, for it was one of the places Hermione considered going for refuge when on the run from Death Eaters in Tottenham Court Road (DH9). Aside from this brief mention,… Read More
• Houses and addresses Though Auntie Muriel may be old and cranky, she does offer (or perhaps allow) her house to be used as a safe home for the Order of the Phoenix. Ron and Tonks fly here from Privet Drive, for example (DH5), and once the Weasleys are outed as traitors, most… Read More
• Countries Also referred to as Britain, or the United Kingdom, Great Britain is the official country which encompasses four smaller regions in the British Isles: England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales These, of course, are where the entirety of the Harry Potter series takes place. Ireland, though also located in the British Isles, is not part… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Vast chamber with an enchanted ceiling that mirrors the sky outside. Four long tables for the four houses. Closest to the doors from the Entrance Hall is Slytherin, then Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and next to the far wall, Gryffindor (GF12). The teachers sit at the High Table, a table on… Read More
• Place Great Hangleton, neighbor to Little Hangleton, is found about two hundred miles from Little Whinging (which places it somewhere in Yorkshire, most likely, especially given the “Little” and “Great” appellations). Great Hangleton is approximately six miles (HBP10) from Little Hangleton and also contains a “dark and dingy” police station… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Lakes and marshes A large, freshwater lake (a loch, actually, since this is Scotland) lies to the south of Hogwarts castle, which stands on a cliff overlooking the water. The lake has a number of very unusual inhabitants, including a giant squid, a village of merfolk, and many grindylows. The lake is approximately a half-mile in… Read More
• Countries Greece is as steeped in history in the wizarding world as it is in the Muggle world. In fact, when Albus Dumbledore and Elphias Doge planned to take a Grand Tour of the world upon graduating Hogwarts, Greece was to be their first stop (DH18). This is understandable, as… Read More
• Buildings • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Pubs and inns The Green Dragon is an inn located five miles from the home of Janus Thickey, a wizard who pretended he had been killed by a lethifold but was later found to be living with the landlady of the Green Dragon (FB). Read More
• Place First-year Herbology classes at Hogwarts take place in Greenhouse One (CS6). It houses “strange plants and fungi” (PS8), though the plants in this Greenhouse are not dangerous (CS6). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Greenhouse Three is where second-year and subsequent-year students take Herbology. There are “far more interesting and dangerous plants” in this Greenhouse than in Greenhouse One (CS6). It is kept locked; Professor Sprout has the keys (CS6). When Harry first comes near the Greenhouses he notices “a whiff of damp earth and fertilizer, mingling… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The Greenhouses are where the Herbology classes are held. There are at least three and they are located on the grounds of Hogwarts. They are numbered based on the plants’ level of danger that are grown within them (i.e. Greenhouse One has the least dangerous plants and Greenhouse Three has the most dangerous). Read More
• Countries An island country found off the eastern coast of Canada, Greenland, despite its name, is about 80% covered in ice. Bill Weasley jokingly asked Harry in OP5 if, on his trip from Privet Drive to Grimmauld Place, Mad-Eye Moody had made them come via Greenland. Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Grimmauld Place is a Muggle street in London on which number twelve, Grimmauld Place is found (OP3). Since number twelve is hidden from Muggle eyes, the residents of the street have “long since accepted the amusing mistake in the numbering that had caused number eleven to sit beside number… Read More
• City places Grimmauld Square is a “small and shabby” “square of unkempt grass,” surrounded by “tall, dilapidated houses” (DH9, DH12), which include number twelve, Grimmauld Place. It is in this square that Death Eaters are stationed as lookouts while Harry, Ron, Hermione hide from them inside the house (DH11. Read More
• Caves and vaults In contrast to the grand marble of the entryway and the main hall, the passageways to the vaults are stone and dimly lit with flaming torches. They slope down to a track, upon which run little carts controlled by the goblins (DH26). These carts take visitors deep beneath the… Read More
• Place The Grodzisk Goblins Quidditch team call this Polish county home. Josef Wronski – the Seeker who created the Wronski feint – played for this team (QA8).  … Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Located “in town” from Privet Drive (perhaps in Little Whinging?) in a building that has at least nine floors, Grunnings is the place where Vernon Dursley works with his desk facing away from the window. The town can’t be too large, though, because despite the height of the building and… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Gryffindor Common Room is “cosy, round room” (PS7). It contains a lot of squashy armchairs, a fireplace, and tables. The fireplace is connected to the Floo Network, but as it is extremely public except in the dead of night. There’s also a notice board, for public… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The entrance to the Gryffindor Tower is the Portrait of the Fat Lady. If you tell her the correct password, the Portrait will swing open to reveal the Common Room. There are two staircases opening off the common room into the Tower itself: the boys’ staircase, on which the seven boys’… Read More