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The '''West Tower''' is a tower in [[Hogwarts Castle]]. The [[Owlery]] is located on the top of this tower<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 15 (''Beauxbatons and Durmstrang'')</ref>. During the winter months, the tower is very cold, to the point that one has to be careful with ice on the higher landings.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''</ref>. A tightly spiralling staircase leads from the bottom of the tower on the seventh floor up to a door leading out onto [[West Tower battlements|the battlements]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 21 (''Hermione's Secret'')</ref><ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 22 (''Owl Post Again'')</ref>.
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{{Quote|He then climbed out of the portrait hole, up through the silent castle (held up only briefly by Peeves, who tried to overturn a large vase on him halfway along the fourth-floor corridor), finally arriving at the Owlery, which was situated at the top of West Tower.|Narrative|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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The '''West Tower''', also known as the '''Owlery Tower''',<ref name="OPg">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> is one of the towers of [[Hogwarts Castle]], located thirteen windows to the left of [[Filius Flitwick]]'s [[Filius Flitwick's office|office]],<ref name="Office">'''Albus Dumbledore''': Sirius is locked in Professor Flitwick's office on the seventh floor. Thirteenth window from the right of the West Tower. (''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 21)</ref> accessible from the [[fourth-floor corridor]].<ref name="Owlery">"''He then climbed out of the portrait hole, up through the silent castle (held up only briefly by Peeves, who tried to overturn a large vase on him halfway along the fourth-floor corridor), finally arriving at the Owlery, which was situated at the top of West Tower.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 15)</ref> At the top of the tower is the [[Owlery]],<ref name="Owlery"/> a circular stone room which is cold and drafty due to the glassless windows.<ref name="GF15">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 15</ref> During the winter months, the tower is very cold, to the point that one has to be careful with ice on the higher landings.<ref name="GFf">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''</ref> From [[West Tower corridor|one corridor]], a [[Staircase to the West Tower battlements|tightly spiralling staircase]] leads up to a door leading out onto [[West Tower battlements|the battlements]].<ref name="PA21">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 21</ref><ref name="PA22">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 22 (''Owl Post Again'')</ref> It also overlooks a [[West Tower courtyard|courtyard]].<ref name="Courtyard">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:West_Tower_and_the_courtyard.jpg|200px|left|thumb|The tower and its [[West Tower courtyard|courtyard]]]]
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*In the films, the West Tower is depicted as a remote tower separate from the main [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]], whereas the books speak of the tower being connected directly to the main building.
*In the films, the West Tower is depicted as a remote tower separate from the main [[Hogwarts Castle|Castle]], whereas the books speak of the tower being connected directly to the main building.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', the tower has [[North Tower courtyard|a courtyard]].
 
 
[[File:DEATHLYHALLOWSOWELRY.png|thumb|The West Tower in ''Deathly Hallows''.]]
 
 
 
==Appearances==
 
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[[File:West_Tower_and_the_courtyard.jpg|200px|right|thumb|The tower and its [[West Tower courtyard|courtyard]]]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on the [[Marauder's Map]]}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on the [[Marauder's Map]]}}
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West Tower
West Tower
Location information
Location

Hogwarts Castle

Permanent residents
Affiliation

Hogwarts

"He then climbed out of the portrait hole, up through the silent castle (held up only briefly by Peeves, who tried to overturn a large vase on him halfway along the fourth-floor corridor), finally arriving at the Owlery, which was situated at the top of West Tower."
—Narrative[src]

The West Tower, also known as the Owlery Tower,[1] is one of the towers of Hogwarts Castle, located thirteen windows to the left of Filius Flitwick's office,[2] accessible from the fourth-floor corridor.[3] At the top of the tower is the Owlery,[3] a circular stone room which is cold and drafty due to the glassless windows.[4] During the winter months, the tower is very cold, to the point that one has to be careful with ice on the higher landings.[5] From one corridor, a tightly spiralling staircase leads up to a door leading out onto the battlements.[6][7] It also overlooks a courtyard.[8]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the films, the West Tower is depicted as a remote tower separate from the main castle, whereas the books speak of the tower being connected directly to the main building.

AppearancesEdit

West Tower and the courtyard

The tower and its courtyard

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  2. Albus Dumbledore: Sirius is locked in Professor Flitwick's office on the seventh floor. Thirteenth window from the right of the West Tower. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "He then climbed out of the portrait hole, up through the silent castle (held up only briefly by Peeves, who tried to overturn a large vase on him halfway along the fourth-floor corridor), finally arriving at the Owlery, which was situated at the top of West Tower." (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 15)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 15
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 21
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 22 (Owl Post Again)
  8. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4


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