Dramatic fells, glittering lakes, wooded valleys… The Lake District is a landscape that commands the eye, so there’s little...
A secret world lies among us muggles.
A world that goes beyond Hogwarts and into the forests of Britain, the skies of America and the mountains of Europe.
Across the world live fantastic beasts, and with help from us you’ll learn where to find them.
These cute creatures are native to Britain and have a penchant for anything shiny. They live underground and can be found in burrows and caves. Be careful if you’re wanting one as a pet, you may come home to chaos.
These naturally camouflaged animals guard the trees wands are made off. Favouring forests of west England they are intensely shy… until you disturb their home. Watch out for their long, sharp fingers.
Peaceful and ape-like, the Demiguise can be found in the Far East. If threatened they quickly turn invisible and their rare pelts can be used to make invisibility cloaks.
If you haven’t seen one yet, it may be because your memory has been wiped by the Ministry of Magic. A reservation has been set up in the welsh mountains where they feed on small mammals, so when climbing Snowdon, keep an eye out.
With a flap of its wings, a storm is summoned. Closely related to the phoenix, these powerful birds favour drier climates in the US, their shimmering feathers blend in perfectly to the high clouds.
Big and beastly, if you come across a giant, run in the opposite direction. Where better for them to live than the mountains of Europe, sizing themselves up against the towering peaks?
When delving into the depths of the great lake, look out for the merpeople’s strong fins and long, flowing hair. With warlike tendencies, don’t stop by too long as they may not let you return to the surface.
These fantastic beasts can be hard to find. But when the unexplainable happens and you catch something out the corner of your eye, think back to these creatures; you may unknowingly be following their footsteps.
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of great Witches and Wizards, why not take a look at Sykes’ Trail of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
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