Fairy rings also occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it.
Bulla, amulet worn by freeborn Roman children until they reached maturity, Herculaneum, Roman, 1st century (gold) Title: Roman Primary creator: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK Location: gold Medium: Herculaneum was destroyed in 79 AD; this was presented by the Neapolitan court to the empress Josephine
Visit Platform 9¾. Also for Potter fans is this film location at Kings Cross Station, where young witches and wizards must go to board their train to Hogwarts. Platform 9¾ – which is complete with a stuck-in-the-wall luggage cart – is not actually located between platforms 9 and 10, but off to one side of the station