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FRESHWATER WEST BEACH (Pembrokeshire): Dobby's grave.

Prepare the tissues because 170km east of Cardiff lies the filming location used in one of the saddest scenes in the whole Harry Potter saga. 

Harry, Ron and Hermione buried Dobby’s body in Freshwater West Beach after the battle at Malfoy’s Manor in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s Part.1. This scene turned the beach, and its improvised shrine, into a pilgrimage site for fans who left shocks and other memorials to this much-loved house elf.

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Local authorities have tried to stop this “tradition” removing the burial site to protect the beach. But, sooner or later, Dobby’s grave always appeared again. Finally, they’ve decided to keep it among the dunes but visitors are urged not to leave any more items behind to preserve the local wildlife.

What you won’t find on the sand is Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s Shell Cottage. This structure was built exclusively for the exterior shots of this location and it was brought down when the filming ended. 

To get to this exact point on the Welsh coast is better to have a private transport. However, if you’re staying in Cardiff and want to explore the picturesque landscapes in the countryside click here to discover a guided tour to west Wales!