The Quad (also known as the Paved Courtyard) is a courtyard located on the Hogwarts Castle exterior area. This courtyard is connected to the Boathouse
and the Viaduct
. There are four towers, two each located at either end of this courtyard; Gryffindor Tower
, the Grand Staircase Tower
, the Stone Bridge Tower
and the North Tower. In the middle of the other two sides are the Suspension Bridge Towers and the Hospital Wing
. Gobstones players usually gather here to play Snake Pit.