• Cities One of the many exploits Gilderoy Lockhart claimed to have performed was to have defeated the Wagga Wagga Werewolf (CS10). Wagga Wagga is an inland city in Australia that traces its history back to the country’s first English settlers. Read More
• Countries The country of Wales is part of the United Kingdom. The Welsh National Quidditch team was defeated by Uganda in 1994 (GF5) and was also a participant in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). The Common Welsh Green dragon is also… Read More
• Buildings A small, dingy basement room in the MACUSA building in New York where Tina Goldstein, who was dismissed as an Auror, works. Read More
• Cities • Regions, counties, and territories One of the western United States, as well as the name of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia). After the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892, the location of MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States) was moved  for a fifth time from Washington to New York City (Pm). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Fred and George Weasley worked for several years to develop a line of comic magic items which they hoped to sell through their company, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. They were putting together order forms during the summer of 1994 with the hope of selling the items at school, but their mother… Read More
• Cities Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, as well as the seat of the New Zealand Ministry of Magic. Quidditch here dates back to the seventeenth century, and as a result there is Maori art from the period depicting white wizards on brooms. Those pieces of art the Ministry has… Read More
• Caves and vaults Remus Lupin lives in an underground cave with fellow werewolves for part of 1995 and 1996. Dumbledore needed a spy, as most of the werewolves are on Voldemort’s side, and Lupin says he was “ready-made” for the job (HBP16). The cave is somewhere in the United Kingdom, but its exact location is unknown. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A largely rural region of southwestern England, the West Country is referred to in England as “the South” or “the Midwest” might be in the United States. (It includes Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset, according to the NSOED). It was here that the Death Eaters, with the help of at least… Read More
• Place West Ham is a region of eastern London which lends its name to the West Ham United F.C., a Muggle football club that is a favorite of Dean Thomas, who was Muggle-born. Every year Dean pins a poster of the club up over his bed in the dormitory, though Ron… Read More
• Quidditch places • Wilderness areas The edge of the West Siberian Plain was the location of the 1809 Quidditch World Cup final between Romania and New Spain (now Mexico). This final is infamously known as the Attack of the Killer Forest. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The West Tower is one of the towers of Hogwarts Castle. It houses the Owlery and is located thirteen windows to the left of Charms professor, Filius Flitwick’s office. Read More
• Towns A quiet, perfectly normal suburb of London, where the houses are large and square (OP1), and where you’ll find the perfectly normal residence of number four, Privet Drive. Locations in Little Whinging alley between Wisteria Walk and Magnolia Crescent Grunnings Drill Firm (probably) Magnolia Crescent Magnolia Road number two,… Read More
• Buildings A basement in a London building where Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Delphi transformed themselves with Polyjuice Potion before stealing the Experimental Time-Turner from Hermione Granger’s office at the Ministry of Magic (CC1.16). Read More
• Towns At the extreme southwestern tip of Scotland (on the shores of Wigtown Bay), Wigtown is home to the Wigtown Wanderers – a member of the British & Irish Quidditch League. Kennilworthy Whisp wrote about the team in Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers (QA). Read More
• Place A street in Lowercroft, Scotland, Wildbrook Crescent is – at number 25 – home to fifteen-year-old Nicola Wells. Nicola is a fictitious Muggle reader who writes to J.K. Rowling on the FAQ – About Me section of her website.  Wildbrook Crescent is, of course, fictitious as well. Read More
• Cities A city in the state of Virginia, founded in the 1600s during colonial days. Read More
• Hospitals The earliest psychiatric facility in the United States was founded in Williamsburg, possibly due to No-Maj sightings of a vicious pack of Crups owned by MACUSA President Thornton Harkaway (Pm). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories     Wiltshire, a county in south-central Britain west of London, is the starting point of the West Country – and the location of the Malfoy mansion (OP15). Wiltshire includes the Avebury Stone Circle, Salisbury Plain, and Stonehenge, as well as nine white chalk horses carved into… Read More
• Place A southwestern suburb of London, Wimbledon is of course famous for hosting the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. Far more importantly, however, it was also one of the sites of Willy Widdershins’s exploding toilet gags that Arthur Weasley investigated for the Ministry of Magic (OP7). Read More
• Towns Though Wimbourne does not exist in modern Britain, there is a Wimborne Minster – a small town on the southern coast of England. This, then, is the probable home of the Wimbourne Wasps, a member of the British & Irish Quidditch League (QA7). See also the Muggle Encyclopedia entry for… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms Where Severus Snape met with Dumbledore to warn him that Voldemort was going to attack the Potter family because of the partial prophecy he overheard at the Hogshead (DH33). Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes A street in Little Whinging, intersecting Privet Drive. We also know that Mrs. Figg lives on Wisteria Walk, with her cats and kneazles (OP1). The rest of the street, of course, is inhabited with Muggles – including, at number six, twelve-year-old Lisa Smith. Read More
• Place Funnily enough, the hometown of Hengist of Woodcroft (fw11). Woodcroft is a tiny village located in Gloucestershire, England. Read More
• Cities Home of the Woollongong Warriors (QA8), Wollongong is a city on the eastern coast of Australia, south of Sydney. (Note: the spelling of the actual place name is different from the canon name.)  … Read More
• Buildings • Wizarding places After the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892, MACUSA was relocated to New York (Pm:History of Magic in North America). When the Woolworth Building was being built between 1910-1912, the construction site was infiltrated by wizards who concealed a secret space for their use that could be opened using spells. Thus… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Worcestershire is a county in western England, and formerly the location of a monastery of Franciscan friars, one of whom saw a Jarvey in the middle ages in the monastery’s herbe garden (FB). Upon research, there seems to have been only one such monastery in Worcestershire at the time, so… Read More