The Training Grounds Tower is one of the many towers at Hogwarts Castle. It is at the North of the castle and overlooks the Training Grounds. The Library, the Second Floor Corridor and the Charms Classroom are located in this tower.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

During the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, the tower was almost blown up like the Central Tower.[9]

Behind the scenes


Training Grounds Tower in the model of Hogwarts

  • The Training Grounds Tower changes in every film adaptation, but the basic shape remains. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, it starts off as a tower with lots of turrets. In the second film, the basic shape remains (if drawn out as a floor plan, the original, which was based upon Alnwick Castle, and the new one are the same) but it changes to look more like the Clock Tower until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where the tower was changed to another Bell Tower, but was slightly shorter than the other two. However, in some scenes of the castle (notably the scene in which Death Eaters attempt to get past the protection) the old tower is there, as well as the DADA Tower. However, the reason why the filmmakers changed the tower is because when the production team built the Transfiguration Courtyard set, they built the tower like one of the Bell Towers because it saved time and money. This does not explain why it reverts to its older incarnation midway through the film and then reverts to its new incarnation towards the end of the film.


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The tower in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film), seen from the other side of the Covered Bridge

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
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