J.K. Rowling just revealed 'Harry Potter's' true origins

Edinburgh, Scotland, has spent decades as

a hub of “Harry Potter”-obsessed tourism, .

with fans flocking to the city to see

where J.K. Rowling crafted the

best-selling book series of all time.

It turns out, however, that those trips

may have been at least partially in vain.

That’s because Rowling, in

a series of recent tweets.

revealed that she actually wasn’t living in Edinburgh when she first created the series.

Instead, “Harry Potter” was born in

south London, in a tiny apartment

above a sporting goods store.

“This is the true birthplace of Harry Potter,

if you define ‘birthplace’ as the spot...

where I put pen to paper for the

first time,” Rowling tweeted on May 21.

“I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop.

The first bricks of Hogwarts were

laid in a flat in Clapham Junction”.

She went on to debunk several other

myths about the series’ origins.

including the fact that she based

Hogwarts after George Heriot’s

School in central Edinburgh