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If, somehow, you never finished the Harry Potter books or movie series you may want to go to another page because there are some spoilers ahead. But, we feel it’s OK to share because, you know, over 10 years have passed.
Dobby may have only been a teeny, tiny character who lived inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but that doesn’t mean fans took his death lightly.
For those who somehow missed out on the books and movies (who are you??) Dobby first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” He was a mistreated house-elf who served the malicious Malfoy family.
As Entertainment Weekly broke down, by the end of that book Dobby was free, thanks to some quick thinking by Harry who tricked Lucius Malfoy into releasing Dobby from servitude. Dobby spent the rest of the series as a free elf who remained loyal to Harry. However, he met his demise in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” when he’s killed by Bellatrix Lestrange while attempting to help Harry escape from Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor. Harry and his friends then take his little elf body and bury it along the beach.
The site is fictional, but because these are Harry Potter fans we’re talking about, people were able to track down the filming location and erected their own little homage to Dobby.
Along the beach in Pembrokeshire, in an area known as Freshwater West, fans will find a tiny shrine to Dobby marked by stones with one that reads, "Here lies Dobby, a free elf."
The area is a fitting tribute to the character. It’s a stunning beach filled with high dunes located just two hours west of Cardiff by car. It’s remote, which makes it all the more perfect a spot to sit and think about all the people who have supported you in your wizarding endeavors no matter what.
According to The New Zealand Herald, the site is located in the dunes “closest to the beach just along from the south-west walking trail. Armed with a couple of stills from the film, you'll have no trouble finding it.”