Dobby may be a free elf, but his grave is still in danger. A spot left as a tribute to the Harry Potter character in Freshwater West Beach, Pembrokeshire may be out of place, although fans of the fantasy film franchise are hoping to stop it.
The makeshift gravestone sits in the same position where Dobby’s death was filmed in the Harry Potter Movies. BBC reports that locals do not wish to have the landmark there. A National Trust survey said people living nearby were worried about the ‘impact on the area’. Eager fans regularly make the trip to leave their own tributes, creating a bit of a mess.
“They can’t destroy this, it’s just too cute.” I can’t believe how a fictional character can bring so much love to people,” said Harry Potter fan Victoria Maclean, while local Bill Webber expressed an opposing view: “C it’s in the wrong place, it shouldn’t be here. People who come down here, they go up the sand dunes, and leave their rocks and their socks up there, and it’s absolute rubbish. At this time, it doesn’t appear that a decision has been made, but it appears to be a contentious issue that may require compromise.
Dobby is one of the most beloved heroes in adventure movies. Presented as a loyal house, he eventually earns his freedom – being offered a sock – and then dedicates himself to helping Harry, Hermione and Ron.
His death is one of the most tragic moments in both books and movies. Add in the fact that it was filmed in a location accessible by train, and you have a great place for fans to go and feel a bit of a connection with one of their fictional favorites.
We’ll see what happens with Dobby’s grave, but heading to Pembrokeshire is still a better use of your time than watching the latest Harry Potter episode, at least according to our Fantastic Beasts 3 review. can free us from this particular kind of torment.