Summary

  • Hogwarts Castle is full of secret passages hidden beneath statues and mirrors that have been used by both mischievous students and dangerous individuals.
  • The Marauder’s Map revealed seven secret passages, including the One-Eyed Witch, Fourth Floor Mirror, and Whomping Willow passages.
  • There are tunnels with unknown destinations, such as the one behind the statue of Gregory the Smarmy and the passage to the Hieroglyphic Hall.

Hogwarts Castle is full of secrets and mysteries Harry Potter, including the many familiar corridors that Harry and his clever students before him used to sneak off the grounds. These paths were hidden beneath statues and mirrors, or sometimes as part of other magical Hogwarts secrets, such as the Room of Requirement. They were useful for mischievous students and dangerous when used by Death Eaters or occupied by werewolves. Of course, that was all part of the charm of the Enchanted School Harry Potter.

Harry first learned about Hogwarts’ secret passages when he received the Marauder’s Map from Fred and George in 2000 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. James Potter and his friends had spent their school years uncovering the castle’s many secrets and recording them on their map so that other students who “up to no good” she could use it too. There were seven secret passages marked on the Marauder’s map, one of which was never described Harry Potter Books or films, so the location is unknown. In the years following the Marauders’ time at Hogwarts, additional corridors were added, totaling up to eight known corridors Harry Potter series – although only a few were included in the films.

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8 The Passage of the One-Eyed Witch

Leads to Honeydukes Sweet Shop

The One-Eyed Witch’s secret passage is the first that Harry used after obtaining the Marauder’s Map, and is therefore the most famous Harry Potter fans. Funnily enough, the One-Eyed Witch statue was first seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as it is a prominent feature of the third floor corridor where Fluffy guarded the Philosopher’s Stone in Harry’s first year. Of course, the Boy Who Lived had no idea that this statue guarded a passageway that led to Honeydukes in Hogsmeade Village.

To gain access to this secret passage Harry PotterStudents (or perhaps the occasional employee) must Tap the statue’s hunchbacked back with your wand and say the spell “Dissendium.” This opens the One-Eyed Witch’s hump just enough for her to slip through. Since this passageway led directly to Honyduke’s storage room, it was likely a popular access point for any student lucky enough to learn about it. For many Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanThe One-Eyed Witch’s passage was the only way for Harry to even access Hogsmeade Village.

7 The mirror corridor on the fourth floor

Leads to Hogsmeade Village

On the fourth floor of Hogwarts Castle there is a mirror that hides a secret passage that was particularly popular with James, Sirius, Lupine and Pettigrew. It led somewhere into the village of Hogsmeade, although the exact location of its exit was never stated. Sirius suggests this passage to Harry Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book, when the Golden Trio sought a secret location to hold meetings for Dumbledore’s Army. He explained that the corridor behind the mirror was wide enough to comfortably accommodate dozens of students.

Unfortunately, The mirror passageway on the fourth floor was blocked by a collapse in the years between the Marauders and the Golden Trio’s visit to Hogwarts. Therefore, using it to escape to Hogsmeade or hold meetings was not an option for Harry. It is difficult to say exactly how this collapse occurred. Since the passage was likely created magically, it is likely that someone intentionally caused it to collapse in previous years Harry Potter.

6 The Whomping Will Passageway

Leads to the Shrieking Shack

The Whomping Willow Path is the only one on the Marauder’s Map that we know exactly where it comes from. Dumbledore created the path that begins at the foot of the Whomping Willow and ends at the Shrieking Shack in Hogsmeade Village, so that Remus Lupine would have a place to escape to every full moon every month. In the hut, Lupine could transform into a werewolf and make as much noise as necessary without arousing suspicion, as all of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade believed that malevolent spirits were causing the howling.

Given the violent nature of the Whomping Willow and the reputation of the Shrieking Shack, Dumbledore expected the students to stay away. However, when Severus Snape was lured by Sirius Black into entering this particular passageway, it almost resulted in his death. Luckily, James reached Snape before Lupine and brought him back to the castle unharmed. Ironically, many years later, Snape was going to die in the Shrieking Shack anyway At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

5 The Gregory The Smarmy Passageway

Leads to an unknown location

On the first floor of Hogwarts, a secret passage is hidden behind the statue of Gregory the Smarmy, a medieval wizard known for creating the potion Gregory’s Anointing, which makes the drinker believe the brewer is his very best friend. Gregory the Smarmy used this potion to convince the Muggle Kings that he was their favorite subject. For some reason, this earned him a memorial at Hogwarts (and a chocolate frog card in his honor).

The passage behind the statue of Gregory the Smarmy was still functional during the events Harry Potter, although it’s never specified exactly where it goes (although it must be somewhere in Hogsmeade). Harry never seemed to need it, but Fred and George Weasley revealed that they discovered it during their first year at Hogwarts without the help of the Marauder’s Map. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanThe twins noticed that Lee Jordan wanted to show them a new passage he had found, and they suspected it was the one behind old Gregory.

4 The passage in the west fountain

Leads to a well in Hogsmeade Village

Another place that wasn’t taken into account Harry Potter Movies: Hogwarts’ West Well is located on the ground floor of the castle’s West Tower. It is revealed in the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (through images on the Marauder’s Map) that crawling down the well and tracing the passage within it would lead to a well in the Hogsmeade villain, although where the well is was never described. Sometime between the creation of the Marauder’s Map and Harry Potter’s visit to Hogwarts, the fountain fell into disuse, resulting in this Parts of the passage are flooded. This led Fred and George to consider this as a viable option outside of school.

3 The passage to the hieroglyphic hall

Leads to an unknown location

Little is known about the passage hidden in the Hieroglyphic Hall. The chamber was never described in the books, and Harry never ventured there Harry Potter Movies. However, The heiroglyph hall is a feature of the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy Video game. In this version of Hogwarts Castle, the hall is located on the first floor near the History of Magic classroom and is full of columns covered in hieroglyphs. In the Prisoner of Azkaban In the film, the Hieroglyphic Hall can be seen on the Marauder’s Map and the secret passage leads to the Slytherin common room, but this contradicts the books and is therefore not canon.

The Weasley twins told Harry that the Marauder’s Map has seven courses leading to “straight to Hogsmeade“, therefore the passage in the Hieroglyphic Hall cannot lead to the Slytherin common room.

2 The passage between the disappearing cupboards

Leads from one cabinet location to another

Although it is not a hidden hall or tunnel, the path between the Disappearing Cabinets in Hogwarts Castle and Borgin and Burkes is certainly a secret passage and the one that can reach the furthest distance. However, until the end they were not used as a means of entering and leaving the castle Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceThe Disappearing closets were first mentioned in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book when Peeves smashed the one at Hogwarts and Harry hid in his sister’s home in Borgin and Burkes. Then in Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixFred and George imprisoned one of Draco’s friends in the Hogwarts Vanishing Cabinet, inspiring Draco to use them to smuggle Death Eaters into the school.

It is unclear What happened to the Vanishing Cabinets after that? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As Headmaster, Snape might have gotten rid of the ones in the castle as it was a security breach he wouldn’t have been comfortable with. Therefore, it is possible that this passage no longer exists as a method inside and outside of Hogwarts.

1 The passage to the Room of Requirement

Leads to the Hog’s Head Inn in Hogsmeade Village

The newest and most useful passageway in and out of Hogwarts is the one created in the Room of Requirement Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It appeared when Neville Longbottom, who has always had a deep understanding of the mysterious space, began living there after the Death Eaters decided that they would no longer tolerate him at Hogwarts. Neville could only survive in the room for a limited time as he was unable to produce food or water (thanks to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration). So when he asked the room for access to food, a passageway to Aberforth Dumbledore’s Hog’s Head Inn appeared.

The Golden Trio used the Room of Requirement to get into the school in advance of the Battle of Hogwarts Deathly Hallows, and that was it how young students were evacuated from the castle. Interestingly, the appearance of the passage suggests that the Room of Requirement could create a path to virtually any location in Hogwarts or on the grounds, making it the most versatile of all Harry Potter Series. Unfortunately, in the books, Harry suspected that Vincent Crabbe’s devil fire may have finally destroyed the Room of Requirement, so it is possible that this passage no longer exists at Hogwarts School.

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