• Place Nettlebed is a small town in Oxfordshire, in central England.  It is the home of Mrs. Georgina Smythe, a witch who writes in to ‘Toots, Shoots, ‘n’ Roots,’ a herbology radio show that played on www.jkrowling.com. Read More
• Place This newsstand in Vauxhall Road is where Tom Marvolo Riddle bought his diary (CS13).  In the Scholastic (U.S.) editions of the book, it is referred to as a “variety store.”… Read More
• Wizarding places A work space inside Newt Scamander’s case that doubled as a menagerie office and a home-away-from-home during his travels in the 1920s. Reached by stairs leading down into Newt’s brown suitcase, a door on one side led to the zoo-like habitats for magical creatures. Read More
• Place Norfolk is a seaside county in east-central England and is full of fens, which makes it a possible home for Salazar Slytherin. It was the home of Cyprian Youdle, a Quidditch referee who was killed during a match in 1357 due to a curse from the crowd – the most… Read More
• Continents Locations in North America: Canada, including: Haileybury Moose Jaw Stonewall United States, including: Fitchburg Salem Sweetwater… Read More
• Place Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and should not be confused with Ireland, which is a completely separate country. Ballycastle is located in Northern Ireland. Read More
• Oceans and seas The North Sea is found between the northeastern shores of Britain and the southwestern shores of Scandinavia. In its murky depths lives the Lobalug, probably along with Merpeople. Azkaban fortress is located on an island in the middle of the North Sea as well (HBP1). Read More
• Place Number 32a, North Street is home to Robert Wood, a fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her on the FAQ – Other Stuff portion of her website. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Trelawney’s residence is within this tower and the Divination classroom is at its base (PA16). Read More
• Place At a 1980 Hobgoblins concert in Little Norton church hall, lead singer Stubby Boardman was hit in the ear by a turnip, prompting him to retire (OP10). There are at least four Nortons in the U.K.; we have no way of knowing which is the exact location of this… Read More
• Countries A beautiful Scandinavian country famous for its fjords, Norway is home to the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon (FB) and is a country where Quidditch is quite popular (QA8). Mention of Quidditch reached Norway as early as the twelfth century, when Olaf received a letter describing it – a letter… Read More
• Place A goblin family was killed by Voldemort during his first reign of terror over the wizarding world (OP5). The city itself lies in the very heart of England, and is of course the home of the legend of Robin Hood. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Nottinghamshire is a north-central English county and the home of Kennilworthy Whisp, the author of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). It is also unsurprisingly the location of Nottingham. Read More
• Place Nicola Wells, a fifteen-year-old Muggle and Harry Potter fan, wrote to Jo Rowling from here, and her note is now posted on the FAQ – About Me section of Jo’s website. Unfortunately Nicola, and Wildbrook Crescent, don’t actually exist. Of the four letters posted in Jo’s FAQ, this is the… Read More
• Place In the FAQ Poll section of jkrowling.com is a made-up note from Robert Wood, a Muggle child who lives at this address in the town of Crawford. Read More
• Place Number eighteen, Acanthia Way is home to Doris Purkiss, a witch who, when interviewed by The Quibbler, said she thought Sirius Black was the same person as Stubby Boardman (OP10). Read More
• Place On a block full of broken windows and rubbish, number eleven (neighbor to number twelve) is a Muggle household whose occupants have no idea that their neighbors even exist, much less that they are the members of the Order of the Phoenix. When Harry first saw this house, it had… Read More
• Place We know from the Daily Prophet‘s report of his arrest that number two, Laburnum Gardens in Clapham is the home of Sturgis Podmore (OP14). Read More
• Place Across from the alley to Wisteria Walk, this house was illuminated when Harry lit his wand to see Sirius (in dog form) in the summer of 1993. It has a garage door and “pebble-dashed walls” (PA3). Read More
• Houses and addresses Number four, Privet Drive, is the home of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, their son Dudley, and (until July 27, 1997) their nephew Harry Potter. Privet Drive is a street in Little Whinging, Surrey, which is located to the south and southwest of London. Little Whinging is almost certainly to be found… Read More
• Houses and addresses Presumably located across the street from the Dursleys’ house, number seven, Privet Drive is home of a woman who Petunia enjoys spying on, and who Harry refers to as “Mrs. Number Seven” (OP1).  … Read More
• Houses and addresses This Muggle dwelling is home to eight-year-old Stuart Jones, a fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her on the FAQ – Other Stuff section of her website.  Though Dorset is a real county in southern England, this location is fictitious. Read More
• Houses and addresses Ten Downing Street in London is the official home and office of the British Prime Minister – and therefore the setting of the entire first chapter of HBP. Read More
• Place Neighbor to number twelve, the occupants of number thirteen, Grimmauld Place are Muggles who have no idea about the goings on at the house next door – even when, in order to appear, it shoves their house out of the way (OP4). Read More
• Houses and addresses Tucked away in northwestern London, a twenty minute walk from Kings Cross Station, lies number twelve, Grimmauld Place (OP10). Both Unplottable and hidden behind a Fidelius Charm, the house is invisible to all but a few (OP6). Though the neighboring Muggles don’t even know the house exists (DH12),… Read More
• Place This is the home of twelve-year-old Lisa Smith, a fictitious Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her on the FAQ – Other Stuff portion of her website. Lisa is a lucky girl – she not only lives on the same street as Mrs. Figg, but lived just a… Read More
• Buildings Nurmengard is a towering, “jet-black” wizarding prison built by Gellert Grindelwald to hold his enemies, quite a forbidding place (DH18, DH23). Carved over the entrance is Grindelwald’s grim mantra: “For the Greater Good” (DH18). And when Grindelwald was defeated by Albus Dumbledore in 1945, he himself was placed… Read More