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The West Tower is a tower in Hogwarts Castle. The Owlery is located on the top of this tower[1]. During the winter months, the tower is very cold, to the point that one has to be careful with ice on the higher landings.[2]. A tightly spiralling staircase leads from the bottom of the tower on the seventh floor up to a door leading out onto the battlements[3][4].

Behind the scenes

West Tower and the courtyard

The tower and its courtyard

  • 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.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the tower has a courtyard.

The West Tower in Deathly Hallows.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 22 (Owl Post Again)

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