Dobby The House Elf's grave on UK beach could be removed

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5 May 2022, 12:35

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Plans are afoot that will upset Harry Potter fans if they come true.

Many viewers of the hit franchise love taking a trip to see the site of Dobby's grave from the film series.

Now, thanks to a survey, the grave marking the resting could be removed.

A survey commissioned by National Trust Wales asked the public whether the grave, which is located on Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire, should be removed.

They were also asked if it should be moved to another location.

The heartbreaking scene of the character's death was filmed at the beach.

The grave has been left as a tribute since 2009.

Fans leave flowers, dolls, laminated messages and painted stones at the site.

However, such is the popularity of the spot that National Trust Wales worries it might not be ‘sustainable in the long term’ due to the number of items fans are leaving behind.

It is also feared that the large crowds visiting could damage the beach.

The consultation reads: “Freshwater West is much loved and over time has become increasingly popular.

“Access to nature and the outdoors for all is vitally important but the increase in visitors has added pressure on the environment and facilities.

"This does not feel sustainable in the long-term, without negatively impacting this special place.

“Those who care for it, enjoy it and live locally want only the best for Freshwater West. To help understand the issues and consider what options there are for the future a public consultation has begun.”

Back in 2018, JK Rowling apologised for killing Dobby off in the books.

The survey closes on 31st May 2022.

Do you think it should stay?