The Elephant House, a tea and coffee house in Edinburgh, Scotland is said to be the “birthplace of Harry Potter”: J.K. Rowling having sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Today, Harry Potter fans from all over the world visit here and leave notes, write quotes on the walls, and share their love for Potter in one of the fandom’s landmarks.
Sir Walter Scott Monument Edinburgh - a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/Scott-Monument
Boldt Castle, New York. At the turn-of-the-century, millionaire George C. Boldt, set out to build a full size Rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. After she died suddenly, the castle and various stone structures were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow and vandals, for 73 years. This is one of the outlying buildings, now restored, as is the castle itself.