Friday May 22, 2020
There are many unversed Harry Potter fans that are of the opinion that J.K Rowling got the inspiration for Harry Potter from a coffee shop named Elephant House in Edinburgh, however the writer has recently spilled the beans and candidly revealed what actually conspired.
During an interview with CNN, she admitted that the creation of Hogwarts in particular came to her "by beautiful places I saw or visited because it's so far from the truth.” Even the game Quiditch was born on a starry night out in the Bourneville Hotel in Manchester.
However, she did provide clarity to the coffee shop claim, stating that a fan had actually tweeted the picture from the bookstore in Porto, Portugal and that indirectly inspired the Wizarding School.
She was quoted saying, "I sometimes hear Hogwarts was based on one or other of Edinburgh's schools, but that's 100% false, too. Hogwarts was created long before I clapped eyes on any of them! I did finish Hallows in the Balmoral, though, and I can't lie, I'd rate it a smidge higher than the Bournville