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Godric’s Hollow

Godric's Hollow

Historically important to the wizarding world, it is the celebrated village where Voldemort was first defeated

Harry in front of the Mirror of erised

The Potter Family

By J.K. Rowling

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For me, it started there, all of it. I've just got a feeling I need to go there. And I can visit my parents' graves, I'd like that.

Harry Potter
Peter Pettigrew revealed as Scabbers

Secret Keeper

By J.K. Rowling

‘Hermione?’ ‘Hm?’ ‘I’ve been thinking. I – I want to go to Godric’s Hollow.’ She looked up at him but her eyes were unfocused and he was...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

The snowy graveyard at Godric's Hollow.

Godric’s Hollow graveyard

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That was the name with the mark on it, in Godric's Hollow. Ignotus Peverell.

Hermione Granger
Harry and Hermione lay flowers on the Potters' Grave.

The Potters’ final resting place

Godric's Hollow fact file

Where in the world

A village in the West Country of England

Residents or owners

Godric Gryffindor, James and Lily Potter, the Dumbledore family, Bathilda Bagshot

Significant events that took place here

Voldemort was defeated for the first time; Harry returns in an attempt to recover the Sword of Gryffindor, and to visit his parents' graves