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The Gargoyle Gate was a passage at Hogwarts Castle, connecting the main grounds with a small forest section. The gate was on a small paved courtyard, and it was comprised of big wooden double doors flanked by two columns topped with winged gargoyles shaped like boars.[1] Later, another door was added which leads elsewhere.[2]



In 1991, Quirinus Quirrell bewitched one of the gargoyles at this gate to attack Harry Potter. Harry, however, managed to defeat it and render it immobile once more with the Knockback Jinx.[1]


In 1992, Harry and Ronald Weasley ran through here through two different doors to meet outside Rubeus Hagrid's hut.[2]

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