Edinburgh, Scotland, has spent decades as
a hub of “Harry Potter”-obsessed tourism, .
with fans flocking to the city to see
where J.K. Rowling crafted the
best-selling book series of all time.
It turns out, however, that those trips
may have been at least partially in vain.
That’s because Rowling, in
a series of recent tweets.
revealed that she actually wasn’t living in Edinburgh when she first created the series.
Instead, “Harry Potter” was born in
south London, in a tiny apartment
above a sporting goods store.
“This is the true birthplace of Harry Potter,
if you define ‘birthplace’ as the spot...
where I put pen to paper for the
first time,” Rowling tweeted on May 21.
“I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop.
The first bricks of Hogwarts were
laid in a flat in Clapham Junction”.
She went on to debunk several other
myths about the series’ origins.
including the fact that she based
Hogwarts after George Heriot’s
School in central Edinburgh