But now Rowling has revealed that Edinburgh is not really where the boy who lived began writing.
“I rented a room in an apartment above what was then a sports shop,” Rowling said on Twitter with a picture of where she lived at the time of writing the first book. “Hogwarts’ first bricks were laid in an apartment in Clafam Junction.”
The fan asked Rowling to explain the “truth about this” birthplace “of Harry Potter.”
Rowling, who is known to drop various bombs and unknown trifles around the franchise on Twitter, explained that the real birth of Harry Potter̵
However, she said, the moment she had the idea for the show itself was while riding a train.
“But I’m always amused by the idea that Hogwarts was inspired directly by beautiful places I’ve seen or visited because it’s so far from the truth.”
Rowling continued to dispel some of the other rumors surrounding her inspirations for key Harry Potter icons.
For example, a fan tweets a photo from the Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto, Portugal, which supposedly inspired the Hogwarts library. The only trouble is that Rowling said she was never there.
“If it cheered up people disappointed with the bookstore in Oporto, I sometimes wrote here,” she wrote. “It was actually the most beautiful cafe I’ve ever written in.”
Rowling also said that rumors about her inspiration for Hogwarts itself also miss the mark.
“Sometimes I hear that Hogwarts is based at one school or another in Edinburgh, but that’s also 100% untrue,” Rowling said.
“Hogwarts was created long before I closed my eyes!” However, I finished “Hello in Balmoral” and I can’t lie, I would rate it a little higher than Bourneville. ”
Of all the “complete nonsense about Potter’s landmarks,” Rowling said her favorite thing is for people to walk the parking meter she allegedly used in Edinburgh while writing The Gifts of Death.
“I can’t drive,” she wrote.
Unfortunately, when it comes to spoilers for the upcoming work, Dumbledore expressed disappointment best: “Alas, earwax.”