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This courtyard was an enclosed open area located at Hogwarts Castle, located at the base of the Astronomy Tower. It is opposite the Middle Courtyard, and between the Defence Against the Dark Arts tower and the Viaduct Entrance. The courtyard can be seen from the Stone Bridge. Large wooden doors are used to enter the Astronomy Tower.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the first two films and video games, the courtyard did not exist, as the Classroom 1B was located there. In the next three films and video games (except the fourth video game, in which it did not make an appearance) it is located at the base of the Dark Tower. Finally, in later films and video games, the Astronomy Tower replaced the Dark Tower.
  • It is the one of two courtyards in the films (the other being the the Quad) where no scene took place.
  • Although it is seen in the Half-Blood Prince video game, it cannot be visited. This is because the game uses a decoy Astronomy Tower (with this courtyard) in the correct position while having the front of the tower and the Middle Courtyard be somewhere inside the Long Gallery. It is unknown why the developers made it this way.


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Room 234-00 · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Great Hall balcony · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Link Building · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · West Well · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache