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- "The little boats carried them through a curtain of ivy which hid a wide opening in the cliff face. They were carried along a dark tunnel, which seemed to be taking them right underneath the castle, until they reached a kind of under-ground harbour, where they clambered out onto the rocks."
- —The First year students' boat journey to Hogwarts.[src]
The Boathouse was an underground harbour at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where the boats were stored and where they docked when the first years arrived at Hogwarts Castle every 1 September.
Until 1995 a portrait of Percival Pratt hung on one of the walls, concealing a shortcut to the Grand Staircase. There are some rafters in the ceiling, that are used to store the small wooden boats. Seagulls can be seen around the area of the boathouse. After Pratt's portrait was taken away from the Boathouse, there were only three entrances to this building: The path outside The Quad, the stairs going down from the Entrance Courtyard and the Lake. Harry Potter met Luna Lovegood here to go to the Slug Club Christmas party in 1996. Also, fireworks were set from the Boathouse exterior, to signal the start of said party.
The boathouse was the site of a fire involving Eustace Fawley during his third year. The scene was investigated by Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner as well as Jeremiah Garnet, a reporter for the Wizarding Wireless Network who believed a dragon was responsible.
Behind the scenes
- While the Boathouse is described as an "underground harbour" in the novels, both the film and video game adaptations depict it as an exterior building.
- The Boathouse was redesigned for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for Severus Snape's death to take place in it, instead of the Shrieking Shack, taking the shape of a crystal house.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
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