Exposed : The Real Location of Hogwarts

We know it is near Dufftown (Scotland), where Sirius Black is sighted, as is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Hermione says “Dufftown? That’s not far from here!”

That’s the first clue. The second clue is there has to be a lake and a forest near the location, like we know so well from the story.

A thorough Google Maps search got me to this location, coordinates 57°23’17.6″N, 3°42’43.0″W. This place is 35 km to the west of Dufftown.

Attaching screenshots for your reference:

main-qimg-b62a6457a60ad3450c9cbfca221459f4

main-qimg-eac82ad48e397efb68e9e5430c2bb5b8


Update (1 November 2016):

Writer Bronwyn Johnson referenced my thoughts on Hogwarts’ location in a long Harry Potter series she’s been writing. You can find the chapter in question at the link below, if you want to skip straight to that part. Credit was given in the author’s note at the end of the chapter, so sweet of her.

Chapter 6 : An Abnormal Godfather

Harry will be sneaking off later in the story to visit the nearest Muggle town – Grantown-on-Spey. In her words, she knew where to pick for her fic, based on my location for Hogwarts. The first in the series is “The Definition of Normal”, if you wish to check her work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.