Defence Against the Dark Arts tower
Location information

Hogwarts Castle, Scotland, Great Britain


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Defence Against the Dark Arts tower is one of the many towers of Hogwarts Castle. It stands next to the Viaduct Entrance, overlooks the Suspension Bridge and also the Training Grounds.

The tower has a "semi-circular" shape and is where DADA lessons are held and where the DADA professor's office is. Minerva McGonagall's office is located on the first floor of this tower. The Defence Against the Dark Arts staircase runs through the centre of this tower.

Behind the scenesEdit

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  • In the PS1 version of Chamber of Secrets we get to explore the tower from bottom to top, in which we are set into a time-challenge were we have to get to classroom in time. We also gets present to a hall with Verdimillious Duo-platforms and a entrance at a higher level. Also, there is a Defence Against the Dark Art's Store Room, a room with a lever that connects to a triple door room into the Professor's office and the tower's entrance. There's also a room called Warning! Keep Out! Dangerous Creatures Inside!. These many weird corridors may fit in with magical means.
  • This tower had stayed the same throughout the first five films, but in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the DADA Tower and Dark Tower were replaced by the Astronomy Tower. The contents of this tower were moved to the inside of the Astronomy Tower. This tower was going to appear at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but was replaced by the Astronomy Tower instead.
  • Although the books do not state where McGonagall's office is, it can be seen in the films.
  • Upon close inspection of the DADA classroom, one notices that the room curves very slightly along its longer side. It is unknown how this architecture can fit into the shape of the tower - one can only assume it is accomplished by magical means.


Hogwarts Castle
Gryffindor Tower · Stone Bridge tower · Grand Staircase Tower · Left Viaduct tower · Training Grounds Tower · Central Tower · Hospital tower · Suspension Bridge towers · North Tower · South Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Viaduct tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Defence Against the Dark Arts tower · Upper Hall tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology tower · Astronomy Tower · West Tower · Clock Tower · Bell towers · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · The Quad battlements · Catwalks · North battlements
Portraits, statues and other artwork located in the towers
Albus Dumbledore · Armando Dippet · Valeria Myriadd · Dexter Fortescue · Dilys Derwent · Oraclitus Spheer · Fat Lady · Sir Cadogan · Slytherin knight · Hufflepuff lady · Heliotrope Wilkins · Severus Snape · Phineas Nigellus Black · Vulpus · Quintin Trimble · Limebert · Ravenclaw lady · Rowena Ravenclaw · Walter Aragon · Quidditch player · Professor · Female etiquette teacher · Gryffindor lady · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor seeker · Red-haired witch · Young maiden · Vase with flowers · Group of women in crinolines · Sinister-looking monks

Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Tower · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious (uno, duo & tria) · Wand-Lighting Charm · Glacius · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse ·
Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection · Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius
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