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Stay in the room where JK Rowling finished the final Harry Potter book
Muggles, rejoice. You can now experience a bit of magic by staying in the posh hotel suite where J. K. Rowling penned the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. The suite — part of the Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland — was renovated alongside 36 other guest rooms during a three-month refurbishment led by hotelier Olga Polizzi.
The multimillion-dollar overhaul was completed last month, just in time for Harry Potter fans to book a stay to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bestselling franchise, which originally debuted on June 26, 1997.
Guests enter the spellbinding room through a purple door adorned with an owl door knocker. Inside, whimsical woodland designs fill every inch of the renovated suite, from owl and bird figurines to tree-themed wallpaper. Plush chairs, couches and colourful orange and red pillows adorn the cosy suite, and the entire Harry Potter series lines a stately bookshelf — ensuring all is well for literary lovers.
The suite also contains a glass-encased bust of the Greek god Hermes, which Rowling triumphantly signed after finishing the fantasy fiction series: “J. K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (552) on 11 Jan 2007." Wands not included.
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