• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Pubs and inns The Railview Hotel is a gloomy-looking Muggle establishment to which Vernon Dursley took his family while attempting to avoid Harry’s Hogwarts letters (PS3). Of course, the letters found him there anyway – when the family woke up in the morning, the woman behind the desk told them she’d received… Read More
• Place The British railway system plays a large role in Harry’s world. Stations mentioned specifically include: Hogsmeade Station, in Hogsmeade Kings Cross Station, in London Paddington Station, in London In addition to these, Harry has used underground stations in London several times as well. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The entrance is a door at the top of a tightly winding spiral staircase that leads up from the fifth floor. The old, wooden door has neither handle nor keyhole, but a talking bronze knocker in the shape of an eagle. Rather than asking for a conventional password, the knocker… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds This tower is located on the west side of the castle (OP18) and is the location of the Ravenclaw common room and dormitories (DH29). Read More
• Place Not really a house, of course, but a building in a zoo near Little Whinging. While visiting in celebration of Dudley’s eleventh birthday, Harry discovered here that he could talk to the boa constrictor. He then unwittingly vanished the glass in front of the cage, freeing the snake and making… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Though it’s implied that there are a number of magical reservations worldwide, we only know of five specifically: A fire-crab reservation in Fiji The Modesty Rabnott Golden Snidget Reservation, in England A Romanian Longhorn Dragon Reservation in Romania, where Charlie Weasley works A Swedish Short-Snout Dragon Reservation in Sweden, through… Read More
• Place Though wizards do have restaurants, we never really see wizards going out to eat the way Muggles do, though there’s plenty of going out for drinks. There is only one occasion in which we do specifically see wizards eating away from home – Harry’s weeks spent in Diagon Alley in… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places The Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library is at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from a teacher is required to peruse that section of the library; it contains books of Dark Magic only used by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts. One… Read More
• Houses and addresses Though few wizards realize it, the Riddle House holds an important place in wizarding history. Located on a hill overlooking Little Hangleton, it was the home of Voldemort’s grandparents, and the place where his father, Tom Riddle, lived both before and after Voldemort’s birth at the end of 1926. The summer… Read More
• Rivers and streams This riverbank was one of the places that Harry, Ron, and Hermione stopped to camp while on the run from Death Eaters in 1997. This was where they overheard a conversation between Dirk Cresswell, Ted Tonks, Dean Thomas, and two goblins, Griphook and Gornuk. It was there that they learned… Read More
• Place We know of only two rivers by name: the Mersey River and the Wye River. A third, the Otter River, is assumed to be near the Burrow and therefore serve as the namesake of the nearby town – Ottery St. Catchpole. Harry, Ron, and Hermione also spend nights by the… Read More
• Rivers and streams A troll terrorized those hoping to cross this river, until it was killed by Almerick Sawbridge in the 1600s (FW). The Wye River is in western England, and in fact forms part of the border between England and Wales. The river may also be the lair of the infamous Wyvern… Read More
• Countries A former communist country and current member of the European Union, Romania is a rapidly growing country. Read More
• Nature preserves The Romanian Longhorn Dragon Reservation is likely located in the mountains of that country. The reservation, founded by Harvey Ridgebit in the mid-1900s, is where Charlie Weasley works, and where his parents once visited him. It doesn’t seem to just be home to Romanian Longhorns, as Charlie’s crew brought at… Read More
• Cities The ancient capital of Italy, founded by Romulus and Remus, twin brothers raised by wolves. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The Room of Requirement is a magical room which can only be discovered by someone who is in need. It is called the Come and Go Room by the house-elves of Hogwarts. The Room is located on the seventh floor, opposite a tapestry showing Barnabas the Barmy trying to teach… Read More
• Countries Russia is the largest country in the world and spans two continents: Western Russia is in Europe, while the larger eastern part of the country is in Asia. It also features geography ranging from mountains (where giants probably live) to frigid Siberia. It is home to the Nogtail and Pogrebin (FB),… Read More
• Wilderness areas The mysterious missing 1877 Quidditch World Cup took place in this area of Kazakhstan. (Pm)… Read More