This Unusual Destination Is a Hot New Tourist Attraction for Harry Potter Fans
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If you feel like you’ve visited every destination a Harry Potter fanatic should, we have a new one to add to your list — and it’s not in Orlando, Florida.
Harry Potter fans have decided to commemorate the life of one of the most loyal protectors and friends of Harry, house elf Dobby. Major spoiler alert here, but Dobby became forever indebted to Harry after Harry freed him from the abusive Malfoy house. Dobby became so faithful to Harry that he ultimately sacrificed his own life for Harry’s. So, it’s no surprise that Harry Potter fans have now honored Dobby with a gravesite.
Arguably the most powerful fanbase to ever exist, Potter fans have scouted out the film location of Dobby’s burial to recognize the free elf in real life. The waterside grave rests in Freshwater West of Pembrokeshire, Wales. There, fans can visit the stone that reads, “Here Lies Dobby, A Free Elf,” and pay their respects to one of the most cherished characters in the series.
If you’re thinking about honoring the elf, you may consider flying Aer Lingus or KLM, which both have reasonably priced routes into Cardiff Airport (CWL). Flights start at around $500 round-trip from major US cities, but keep in mind that the trip has the potential to make great use of Ultimate Rewards points, as they’re transferrable to both airlines. CWL is a two-hour drive from Freshwater West, but if you’re a dedicated fan, you’ll make the trek. After all, Dobby did save the wizard who stole our hearts.
Featured image of Pembrokeshire coast by Michael Roberts/Getty Images.
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