Yorkshire is a county in northern England. In Yorkshire is the small village of Upper Flagley. Upper Flagley is one of the places in Great Britain where a number of magic families came to settle among Muggle neighbours.


In the early 15th century, Beedle the Bard was born in Yorkshire. Two wizards seen in the Hog's Head in 1995 likely came from Yorkshire, as they were talking with Yorkshire accents.

In 1981, Yorkshire was one of the places where wizards celebrated Lord Voldemort's downfall by casting spells, resembling shooting stars to Muggles. Muggle viewers reported this to meteorologist Jim McGuffin, who gave a report about it on the news that evening.[1]

By the summer of 1993, Remus Lupin had been living in a tumbledown, semi-derelict cottage in Yorkshire.[2]

There was once a Quidditch team from Yorkshire and there is a Quidditch stadium located in the Yorkshire moors.

According to Aquatic Wonders of Yorkshire: A Wizard's Field Guide, the Grindylow was particularly prevalent in Yorskhire and displayed a surprising degree of physical variation there. It could be found in still or stagnant water throughout the region.[3]

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"Look, Yorkshire can't have everything [in reference to her preference for Lancashire Tea over Yorkshire Tea]. You've got @Mattdavelewis and one of my favourite characters (Robin)."
—J. K. Rowling regarding Yorkshire on Twitter.[4]


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