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The Central tower is one of the many towers of Hogwarts Castle. It sits atop the Long Gallery and overlooks the Viaduct Entrance.[1] It is also near the Herbology greenhouses.[2]


On 2 May, 1998, during the Battle of Hogwarts, this tower was almost completely blown up.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • In the first two films, the tower had a square base and rounded top with a round spire. It had a balcony on each side and a smaller tower on each corner. From the Prisoner of Azkaban film to the Order of the Phoenix film, it changed to being completely square without any balconies. In the Half-Blood Prince film onwards, the tower is shorter.
  • This tower may be the Ravenclaw Tower, since it is one of the main towers in the castle.


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Astronomy Tower · Bell towers · Boathouse Bell Tower · Central Tower · Clock Tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Gryffindor Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology Tower · Hospital tower · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · Marble Staircase Tower · North Tower · Octagon Tower · Pepperpot · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Long Gallery tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Small Locked Tower · South Tower · Stone Bridge Tower · Suspension Bridge towers ·The Quad battlements · Training Grounds Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Upper Hall tower · Viaduct Courtyard checkpoint towers · West Tower · West Tower battlements
Portraits, statues and other artwork located in the towers
Albus Dumbledore · Armando Dippet · Valeria Myriadd · Dexter Fortescue · Dilys Derwent · Oraclitus Spheer · Fat Lady · Sir Cadogan · Slytherin knight · Hufflepuff lady · Heliotrope Wilkins · Severus Snape · Phineas Nigellus Black · Vulpus · Quentin Trimble · Limebert · Ravenclaw lady · Rowena Ravenclaw · Walter Aragon · Quidditch player · Professor · Female etiquette teacher · Gryffindor lady · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor seeker · Red-haired witch · Young maiden · Vase with flowers · Group of women in crinolines · Sinister-looking monks