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The Elephant House, Edinburgh | 19 British Places All Book Lovers Must Visit Most famous for being J.K. Rowling’s go-to writing spot in the early days of Harry Potter, the Elephant House’s cosy atmosphere, delightful menu, and stunning view of Edinburgh Castle has been enjoyed many respected writers, includin Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall-Smith.

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An early photograph of the second Elephant and Castle Theatre - From Dianna Howard's 'London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950.'

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The Elephant House, a tea and coffee house in Edinburgh, Scotland is said to be the “birthplace of Harry Potter”: J.K. Rowling having sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Today, Harry Potter fans from all over the world visit here and leave notes, write quotes on the walls, and share their love for Potter in one of the fandom’s landmarks.

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HEYGATE ESTATE | ELEPHANT & CASTLE | WALWORTH | SOUTHWARK | LONDON | ENGLAND: *Completed: 1974; Demolished: 2011-2014; Designed By: Tim Timker*

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The Elephant House, Edinburgh Gourmet Tea and Coffee Shop. Made famous for writers such as J.k. Rowling who sat writing her Harry Potter Novels while overlooking Edinburgh Castle! So Cool!

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