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The '''Forest of Dean''' is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of [[Wikipedia:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. The forest is a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the [[River Wye]] to the west and north, the [[Wikipedia:River Severn|River Severn]] to the south, and the City of [[Wikipedia:Gloucester|Gloucester]] to the east.<ref name="wikipedia"/> It is widely considered as a beautiful and calm place. There is a lake within this forest which contained at least one [[anglerfish]].
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The '''Forest of Dean''' is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of [[Wikipedia:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. The forest is a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the [[River Wye]] to the west and north, the [[Wikipedia:River Severn|River Severn]] to the south, and the City of [[Wikipedia:Gloucester|Gloucester]] to the east.<ref name="wikipedia"/> It is widely considered as a beautiful and calm place. There is a lake within this forest which contained at least one [[anglerfish]].<ref>''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
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[[File:Emma-watson-new-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-promos-02.jpg|thumb|200px|Harry and Hermione in the Forest of Dean with [[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]]]
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[[File:Emma-watson-new-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-promos-02.jpg|thumb|left|222px|Harry and Hermione in the Forrest of Dean after the 1997 attack at Godric's Hollow]]
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A few days after [[Christmas]] in [[1997]], [[Hermione Granger]] would return to this location with [[Harry Potter]] and would camp in the forest during their [[Horcrux]] search, trying to avoid captivity and staying in one place for too long. Hermione and Harry would take it in turns to watch the tent for trouble sharing one [[wand]] between them. Whilst there, the forest was snowy, and its lake was frozen.<ref name="DH19"/>
 
A few days after [[Christmas]] in [[1997]], [[Hermione Granger]] would return to this location with [[Harry Potter]] and would camp in the forest during their [[Horcrux]] search, trying to avoid captivity and staying in one place for too long. Hermione and Harry would take it in turns to watch the tent for trouble sharing one [[wand]] between them. Whilst there, the forest was snowy, and its lake was frozen.<ref name="DH19"/>
   
[[File:Harry_In_Forest.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Harry Potter following the silver doe at the Forest of Dean.]]
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[[File:Tumblr_m75fu0PnME1qa9jn1o1_r1_250.gif|thumb|235px|Harry Potter following the silver doe at the Forest of Dean]]
   
 
It was during their stay in the forest that [[Severus Snape]] anonymously delivered [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] to Harry by placing it inside the [[Pool in the Forest of Dean|frozen lake that resides in the forest]] and using his [[Patronus]], a doe, to guide him to it. As Harry attempted to retrieve the sword from the lake, the locket [[horcrux]] around his neck began to strangle him. Fortunately for Harry, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], having previously abandoned his friends, rejoined the group and saved Harry's life. Ron then destroyed the Horcrux, [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]], with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]].<ref name="DH19"/>
 
It was during their stay in the forest that [[Severus Snape]] anonymously delivered [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] to Harry by placing it inside the [[Pool in the Forest of Dean|frozen lake that resides in the forest]] and using his [[Patronus]], a doe, to guide him to it. As Harry attempted to retrieve the sword from the lake, the locket [[horcrux]] around his neck began to strangle him. Fortunately for Harry, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], having previously abandoned his friends, rejoined the group and saved Harry's life. Ron then destroyed the Horcrux, [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]], with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]].<ref name="DH19"/>
   
The [[Misty Dell]] within this forest was used to imprison enemies of the Death Eaters during this time.
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The [[Misty Dell]], [[The Quarry]] and [[The Ruins]] within this forest was used to imprison enemies of the Death Eaters during this time and the [[Snatcher Camp]] was used by [[Snatchers]] for same purpose. An area of the forest have been infested by [[Acromantula]]s, called "The Acromantula", and the spiders began to imprison [[Muggle-born]]s. Also some [[Inferius|Inferi]] infested the forest in the late [[1997]] winter periods.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*The Forest of Dean is located in [[Wikipedia:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], where some parts of the [[Hogwarts Castle]] are filmed and also where [[J. K. Rowling]] was educated.
 
*The Forest of Dean is located in [[Wikipedia:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], where some parts of the [[Hogwarts Castle]] are filmed and also where [[J. K. Rowling]] was educated.
*[[File:Hermione65432.JPG|thumb|200px|[[Hermione Granger]] in the Forest of Dean.]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Voldemort's Snatchers search for Harry in this forest.
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*[[File:Hermione65432.JPG|thumb|left|200px|[[Hermione Granger]] in the Forest of Dean.]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Voldemort's Snatchers search for Harry in this forest.
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**In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaption]] they even set up [[Snatcher Camp|a camp]] close to an abandoned closed-off viaduct.
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] lived on the southern edge of the Forest at Tutshill from [[1974]] to [[1983]], which might have been the influence of her putting the forest in the novel.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Forest of Dean|Forest of Dean]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] lived on the southern edge of the Forest at Tutshill from [[1974]] to [[1983]], which might have been the influence of her putting the forest in the novel.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Forest of Dean|Forest of Dean]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*Also in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the Forest of Dean scene is extended with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] musing about her past relationship with the place and despairingly asking [[Harry Potter|Harry]] if they should forget about their destinies and just stay in the forest and grow old together.
 
*Also in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the Forest of Dean scene is extended with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] musing about her past relationship with the place and despairingly asking [[Harry Potter|Harry]] if they should forget about their destinies and just stay in the forest and grow old together.
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The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire, England. The forest is a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the River Wye to the west and north, the River Severn to the south, and the City of Gloucester to the east.[1] It is widely considered as a beautiful and calm place. There is a lake within this forest which contained at least one anglerfish.[2]

HistoryEdit

Pre-1997Edit

In 1928, Rubeus Hagrid was born in or near the Forest of Dean, where he developed his strong West Country accent.[3][4] The Forest of Dean once played host to Hermione and her parents during a camping trip for the summer holidays.[5]

1997Edit

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Harry and Hermione in the Forrest of Dean after the 1997 attack at Godric's Hollow
Harry: "Where are we?"
Hermione: "The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad."
— Hermione and Harry upon their arrival at the forest.[src]

A few days after Christmas in 1997, Hermione Granger would return to this location with Harry Potter and would camp in the forest during their Horcrux search, trying to avoid captivity and staying in one place for too long. Hermione and Harry would take it in turns to watch the tent for trouble sharing one wand between them. Whilst there, the forest was snowy, and its lake was frozen.[5]

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Harry Potter following the silver doe at the Forest of Dean

It was during their stay in the forest that Severus Snape anonymously delivered Godric Gryffindor's Sword to Harry by placing it inside the frozen lake that resides in the forest and using his Patronus, a doe, to guide him to it. As Harry attempted to retrieve the sword from the lake, the locket horcrux around his neck began to strangle him. Fortunately for Harry, Ron Weasley, having previously abandoned his friends, rejoined the group and saved Harry's life. Ron then destroyed the Horcrux, Salazar Slytherin's Locket, with Godric Gryffindor's Sword.[5]

The Misty Dell, The Quarry and The Ruins within this forest was used to imprison enemies of the Death Eaters during this time and the Snatcher Camp was used by Snatchers for same purpose. An area of the forest have been infested by Acromantulas, called "The Acromantula", and the spiders began to imprison Muggle-borns. Also some Inferi infested the forest in the late 1997 winter periods.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

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