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Gryffindor common room

Gryffindor Common Room

Room at the top of Gryffindor tower, guarded by the Fat Lady's portrait

The Gryffindoor dormintory

The Gryffindor dormitory

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Things we bet the Hogwarts portraits do when no one is watching

Apparition lessons on the Great Hall

Hogwarts Portraits

By J.K. Rowling

‘Password?’ she said.

‘Caput Draconis,’ said Percy, and the portrait swung forward to reveal a round hole in the wall.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

The fireplace in the Gryffindor Common Room

By the fireplace

A celebration in the Gryffindor Common Room

Creating the Gryffindor common room

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Party! Gryffindor common room, now!

George Weasley

‘Perce – Sirius Black!’ said Ron faintly. ‘In our dormitory! With a knife! Woke me up!’

The common room went very still.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling

Harry's dorm room after Sirius attacks

After Sirius attacks

Harry gets a letter delivered to Gryffindor Common room

Tapping at the window

Sir Cadogan runs through pictures while on his quest through Hogwarts.

Sir Cadogan

By J.K. Rowling

Harry gaped as people began to scream at the sight of him; several hands pulled him into the room.

‘We won!’ yelled Ron...


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Gryffindor common room fact file

Where in the world

Hogwarts, Gryffindor Tower

Residents or owners

Common area for all the students of Gryffindor house

Magical properties

Entrance is protected by the portrait of the Fat Lady

Significant events that took place here

Where Harry, Ron and Hermione hatched many of their plans