The Viaduct Entrance is a large vestibule at Hogwarts Castle, located at one end of the Long Gallery. It is a large entrance room — although it is not the main entrance hall — and it has a very high ceiling and windows, a large stone staircase leading to the first floor via the Tapestry Corridor, students' lockers, and the Hogwarts' crest on the floor. Large wooden double doors open to the exterior, while an archway leads down a spiral staircase into the Dungeon Corridor. A list of students could also be found in this room, as could a portrait of Google Stump, in the 1995-1996 school year. The Terrace is found outside the building.


During the Battle of Hogwarts, on the morning of 2 May, 1998, there was fighting in this hall. Fire roared inside, and most of the windows were broken. By dawn, most of the ceiling had caved in.

Behind the scenes

Viaduct Entrance GoF

As depicted in the films


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Balcony around the Great Hall · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · 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 · 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