One of the quests early in the game will ask you to find all the Hogwarts Legacy landmark locations scattered around The Astronomy Wing in the castle. But, where exactly are they, as they can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look.
To save you from searching around, we have the locations here in this guide below, with images to help you out. Completing this mention will allow you to level up in Hogwarts Legacy and get some new gear for your inventory. These locations were found in our Hogwarts Legacy review playthrough.
There are three Hogwarts Legacy landmark locations to find using Arthur’s treasure map. They are in the following spots:
Landmark one – Defence Against the Dark Arts area
The first landmark given in Arthur’s treasure map is a rhinoceros skeleton. This can be found on the lower floor of the Defence Against the Dark Arts area in The Astronomy Wing.
Travel to the Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom Floo Flame and head along the hallway to find the stairs to the lower level. Here you will find a large dinosaur skeleton on display. Walk up to the landmark to move on to the next quest step.
Landmark two – Transfiguration Courtyard
The second landmark alluded to in Arthur’s treasure map is of a dragon fountain statue you’ll no doubt recognise. If you’ve forgotten where this location is, it can be found in the Transfiguration Courtyard of The Astronomy Wing.
Travel to the Transfiguration Courtyard Floo Flame and you’ll find the dragon fountain statue right in the middle of the courtyard. Again, walk up to it to continue the quest.
Landmark three – North Hall stairwell
The third and final landmark shown in Arthur’s treasure map is a painting, which is perhaps the hardest one to find. Thankfully, the North Hall stairwell is not far from the second landmark in the Transfiguration Courtyard of The Astronomy Wing.
From the Transfiguration Courtyard Floo Flame, head through the large doors behind the dragon fountain statue and the tree to enter the North Hall, home to the History of Magic class. Head up the stairwell to the right to find the painting on the wall, which your character will make mention when nearby. Use Accio on the painting to reveal a room with a chest containing the Authentic Historian’s Uniform outfit.
Now that you have them all, you can return to Arthur and get some gear as well as some XP.
That covers the Hogwarts Legacy landmark locations within Hogwarts itself. For even more quest guides, check out our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough which is packed full of useful tips and information.
Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.
While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.
If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.