Guided tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour

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From £14 per person

Experience the more magical side of Edinburgh on a guided walking tour and visit the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter books.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the inspiration for Diagon Alley and Quidditch
  • Discover where Lord Voldemort is buried and the origins of Harry Potter
  • See the original Hogwarts School
  • Visit the cafés and hotel where J.K. Rowling wrote her books
Full description

Experience a little magic on a walking tour of Edinburgh that is perfect for all fans of Harry Potter. Learn all the stories and secrets behind the best selling books by J.K. Rowling in the city where she wrote them. Visit the original sites that provided the inspiration for Hogwarts and the characters who dwelled within its magical walls. Stroll along the High Street to see where Diagon Alley came to life and where Lord Voldemort is buried. See the original Hogwarts School, and look at a virtual school assembly of its characters! Learn how Edinburgh’s own dark history of witches and wizards played a role in inspiring J.K. Rowling along the way. 

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at 130 High Street, the Royal Mile, on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for a guide in a red T-shirt holding a red umbrella.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1085 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Australian david was amazing, funny, witty and gave all the information very interestingly. He also asked us questions and whoever got the answer right, their house would earn a point. A must do, to learn about the history behind how Harry Potter came about, and J K Rowling’s journey on writing the book.

25 June 2022

The tour is good for people who has no prior knowledge about the writer JK Rowling of the Harry Potter book but have interest in knowing about background regarding the inspiration/imaginations behind the story. It’s a walking tour with minimal walking around the Royal mile. The tour actually finished in around 1.5 hours and have more scope for improvement and additions.

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25 June 2022

Jen (a Hufflepuff) was our tour guide and she was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable about HP and JK Rowling. She was also very funny. I liked that she took us off to quieter parts of the street or area so that we could all hear her. I really enjoyed this tour and it is probably my favorite thing I have done in Edinburgh.

27 May 2022

Product ID: 162984