윌 감동 도비의 '눈물’ 해변 신사는 중대한 실수가 될 수 있습니다? National Trust launches survey asking whether makeshift monument for Harry Potter house elf should be removed
In Harry Potter, he was a beloved companion who was fiercely loyal to his friends.
But will that be enough to protect the grave of Dobby the house elf?
The National Trust is launching a survey asking whether a shrine for the fictional character should be removed.
It comes amid growing complaints the tribute at Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire – where Dobby’s death was filmed – has become an eyesore.
The Welsh site consists mainly of stones – many with messages – that have been placed there by the thousands of devotees who visit every year.
The National Trust has left itself at risk of a backlash from fans, 하나, by highlighting the impact the grave is having.
Dobby’s Grave (사진) in Freashwater West, 웨일스, is visited by thousands of fans every year, but the National Trust are concerned about its environmental impact
Dobby the house elf was a character throughout the Harry Potter films, first appearing in second film and dying in the penultimate film
The popularity of the site has raised concerns that it won’t be ‘sustainable in the long term’
The 30-question survey, which also asks about traffic, parking and toilet facilities in the area, states an ‘increase in visitors has added additional pressure on the environment and facilities’.
계속된다: ‘This does not feel sustainable in the long-term, without negatively impacting on this special place.’
On the questions about removing the grave or moving it to another location, respondents are asked to tick a range of options, ranging from ‘strongly support’ to ‘definitely against’.
Growing concerns about the site include the effect of extra footfall on sand dunes.
Many fans leave tributes on the site like painted stones, socks, and laminated messages
Socks are also frequently left there – a nod to the fact house elves in the world of Harry Potter can only be freed from servitude if they are given clothes.
One social media user asked ‘why a CGI character is shown more respect than our countryside?’
Another wrote on Facebook: '그만하면 충분 해, this has become an absolute eyesore and it’s time it was cleared away.’ Victoria MacLean, a Potter fan from Neath, told BBC Radio Wales she accepted the grave could be a bit of a mess.
하나, she said compromise was needed as another tribute would appear if the existing one was removed. The survey is open until May 31.