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Gringotts Entrance

Gringotts as seen from Diagon Alley

Witches and wizards store their money in Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

The bank, run by goblins, towers over the other shops with its snowy white façade and bronzed, guarded doors. Gringotts vaults are buried deep below its main hall, accessed by taking bumpy, speedy cart rides through the rocky underground caverns. There are few safer places in the wizarding world than Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Students can visit Gringotts in the north side of Diagon Alley.

Students must visit the bank as part of the storyline, and to receive their money, which they can then use to purchase items on their Shopping List from the shops in Diagon Alley.

Introduction

Gringotts Wizarding Bank is situated in Diagon Alley and run by goblins; it towers over the other shops with its snowy white façade and bronzed, guarded doors. The silver inner doors feature an ominous warning about the dangers of attempting to steal anything from the bank.

From the Story

Gringotts wizarding bank

Gringotts Entrance Hall

"Gringotts Wizarding Bank is situated in Diagon Alley and run by goblins; it towers over the other shops with its snowy white façade and bronzed, guarded doors. The silver inner doors feature an ominous warning about the dangers of attempting to steal anything from the bank.

"Gringotts’ vaults are buried deep below its main hall, accessed by taking bumpy, speedy cart rides through twisting passages. The goblins seem to take pleasure and pride in the traps they have devised for thieves, and there are rumours that dragons guard the highest-security vaults. Hagrid says there is no safer place than Gringotts, other than Hogwarts.

"On the day Harry and Hagrid visit Gringotts, Hagrid empties vault seven hundred and thirteen of its only item: a small, grubby package, the contents of which he won’t disclose. Someone tries to rob this vault later that same day."

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Discovered in chapter 5, Diagon Alley

According to Hagrid, you would be mad to try to rob Gringotts. The bank is protected by spells and enchantments, and there are said to be dragons guarding the high-security vaults.

About a hundred goblins sit on high stools behind a long counter in the main hall of the bank. Doors, too many to count, lead off from the hall, through which people are escorted by even more goblins.

Gringotts’ vaults are buried deep below its main hall, accessed by taking bumpy, speedy cart rides through twisting passages. The goblins seem to take pleasure and pride in the traps they have devised for thieves, and there are rumours that dragons guard the highest-security vaults. Hagrid says there is no safer place than Gringotts, other than Hogwarts.

On the day Harry and Hagrid visit Gringotts, Hagrid empties vault seven hundred and thirteen of its only item: a small, grubby package, the contents of which he won’t disclose. Someone tries to rob this vault later that same day.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Discovered in chapter 4, At Flourish and Blotts

Gringotts Wizarding Bank can be found in Diagon Alley. Run by goblins, it towers over the other shops with its snowy white façade and bronze, guarded doors. The silver inner doors feature an ominous warning about the dangers of attempting to steal anything from the bank.

Gringotts’ vaults are deep below its main hall and reached via a rickety cart ride at breakneck speed through twisting passages. The goblins seem to take pride in the traps they have devised for thieves, and there are rumours that dragons guard the highest-security vaults.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Discovered in chapter 26, Gringotts

Hermione, Ron, Harry and Griphook break into Gringotts to visit the Lestrange's family vault and find Hufflepuff's cup. There is a dragon kept at the bank to guard its deepest vaults.

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Gringotts on Playstation Home

The Gold ones are Galleons...

Seventeen silver Sickles to a Galleon,
and twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle,
it's easy enough.

–Hagrid

Trivia

  • On the 9th of May, 2012, there were over 950 000 000 unspent Galleons in the vaults of Gringotts.
  • Parts of the 'From the Story' info can be read on Pottermore at Playstation Home. Players can see the info by interacting with the Gringotts doors.

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