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Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

1. Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a Harry Potter-themed walking tour across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your house. Find out which Hogwarts House you’re in, and whether you’re a pure-blood, a muggle, or a squib. Visit the Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside City Chambers. See all this and more on a magical guided tour.

Edinburgh: Witches Old Town Walking Tour & Underground Vault

2. Edinburgh: Witches Old Town Walking Tour & Underground Vault

Discover the wicked history of Scotland as you explore Edinburgh’s Old Town, from the streets above to its underground vaults. Join your bewitching guide on this spellbinding walking tour!   Step into Scotland's rich and mysterious past on this captivating walking tour through Edinburgh's Old Town. Led by an engaging character guide, this experience blends history and storytelling for an unforgettable adventure.   Uncover the stories of Scotland’s real-life witches, exploring their lives and the accusations they faced. This tour pays respectful homage to those wrongly accused of witchcraft, shedding light on the great injustices they suffered. You may even learn some facts about much-loved characters from Outlander and Harry Potter!   Adding to the intrigue, the final 15 minutes of the tour will involve an exclusive visit to “The Lost Close” — this recently discovered underground site has been cloaked in mystery since the Great Fire of 1824. The ancient vault, where you will enjoy the remaining tales of the tour, dates back to 1742, offering a window into the past, and providing a fitting end to an immersive exploration of history and enchantment.   Don't miss The Edinburgh Witches and Underground Vaults - Old Town Walking Tour, an opportunity to delve into the city's fascinating past, honour those who suffered, and embrace the magic of discovery.

Edinburgh's Amazing Harry Potter Walking Tour. Kids Free!

3. Edinburgh's Amazing Harry Potter Walking Tour. Kids Free!

Kids Free :) No need to book your children in, just bring them along You will see several beautiful Potter sights in this wonderful city and several locations that inspired JK Rowling to create the wizarding universe that we know and adore today. After we gather at Tron Kirk on The Royal Mile, the first stop of the tour is a view of the historical Waverley Train station. Trains being an iconic part of a young wizards journey. We then head to Edinburgh University Old College, and pop into the Old Town area to see a spooky graveyard & visit a shop down Victoria street which inspired Diagon Alley. We will also have great views of the famous Edinburgh Castle alongside many sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books including the famous cafe, The birth place of Harry Potter. This is a great tour for families & die hard fans of Harry Potter 2 hour walking tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Tour with Entry to Edinburgh Castle

4. Edinburgh: Harry Potter Tour with Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Se several beautiful Potter sights in this wonderful city and several locations that inspired JK Rowling to create the wizarding universe that we know and adore today. Meet Tron Kirk on The Royal Mile, the first stop of the tour is a view of the historical Waverley Train station. Trains are an iconic part of a young wizard's journey. Head to Edinburgh University Old College, and pop into the Old Town area to see a spooky graveyard and visit a shop down Victoria street which inspired Diagon Alley. Enjoy great views of the famous Edinburgh Castle alongside many sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books including the famous cafe. Following the walking tour of the city you will then head to the world-famous Edinburgh castle.

Edinburgh: Old Town Historical Tour

5. Edinburgh: Old Town Historical Tour

Edinburgh has become one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. We will know the history of this medieval city, with more than 3000 years, from the first tribes that populated it, the Picts, to the men in skirts. We will talk about its most important buildings, such as St. Giles Cathedral, or Edinburgh Castle. We will walk through its most emblematic streets, such as the Royal Mile , or Victoria Street . We will visit the sculpture of the puppy Bobby , which is next to the Greyfriars cemetery, where many mysteries and legends are hidden, and some paranormal activity. Part of the Harry Potter book was written in Edinburgh and its writer, JK Rowling, used the inspiration graveyard, join us to discover where she wrote and what she used as inspiration for her novels. With so many centuries of history , the capital of Scotland is rich in history and legends. You cannot miss this incredible visit to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Outdoor Escape Game City of Wizards

6. Edinburgh: Outdoor Escape Game City of Wizards

The creative birthplace of the Wizarding World awaits on this explorative adventure game. Solve challenges to trace the footsteps back to where the magic began. Discover locations like Edinburgh Castle and go at your own pace for the full immersive experience. To start the game, first follow the instructions in the email you received after booking on how to download and play the game on your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups in your own tournament to meet at the final stop. Begin the game at City Chambers and dive into the story. As you solve challenges along the way, directions will guide you to the next location. Pause the game at any point to explore both famous and lesser-known highlights, then resume at your leisure. You will finish at the Old Medical School. 

Edinburgh: Harry Potter in Edinburgh Audio Guide

7. Edinburgh: Harry Potter in Edinburgh Audio Guide

Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's wizarding world without the expense or time constraints of a group tour with an audio guide. See the spots that inspired J.K. Rowling's global phenomenon, including the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. Start your visit on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade, where you can take in views of the castle and surrounding streets. Continue along the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's most famous street and home to parliaments old and new, law courts, a cathedral, churches, and a vast range of cafés and pubs. Wander down to Victoria Street, one of Scotland's most photographed streets and the inspiration behind Diagon Alley. Next, head to Greyfriars Kirkyard where you can spot the grave of Tom Riddle and some other well-known characters from the Harry Potter series. Pass by the Writer's Museum, a literature fan's heaven that includes portraits, works, and personal objects from the collections of Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Spot “Hogwarts School of Wizardry” along the way too, and if you like, you can stop in at the famous and not-so-famous cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote before Harry Potter became a best seller. Finish at the Grassmarket where you’ll hear a story of one very lucky lady from the 1700s. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

8. Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

This walking tour of Edinburgh unfurls the history and origins of the world's most famous Wizard followed by a whiskey experience at The Lost Close with our whiskey expert. Your Day: After we gather at Tron Kirk on The Royal Mile, the first stop of the tour is a view of the historical Waverley Train station. Trains being an iconic part of a young wizards journey. You will then head to Edinburgh University Old College, and pop into the Old Town area to see a spooky graveyard & visit a shop down Victoria street which inspired Diagon Alley. You will also have great views of the famous Edinburgh Castle alongside many sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books including the famous cafe, The birth. place of Harry Potter. After Potter you will be taken to 'The Lost Close' where you will be greeted by a true whisky expert who will tell you all about the history, geography and many hilarious stories of Scotch Whisky. You will try multiple drams from various different regions from the highlands to the lowlands.

Edinburgh: 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. Edinburgh: 3-Hour Walking Tour

On this walking tour of Edinburgh, you will get an in-depth look at the city. Your guide will take you on a journey full of history, literature, gastronomy, and nightlife. You will learn the fascinating history and culture of the capital of Scotland. This is a fun and entertaining tour that will give you insight into this historic city and help you make plans for your stay in Edinburgh. During your walking tour, you will make stops that are off the traditional routes while ensuring that you get to see the forgotten areas of Edinburgh. This tour will take you through Old Town and its intricate alleyways to see some of its most emblematic buildings and characters. You will also get to see the New Town, the picturesque Victoria Street, Grassmarket, and the chilling cemetery of Greyfriars, to finish touring the most representative buildings of the University of Edinburgh, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world.

Edinburgh: Guided Harry Potter Walking Tour

10. Edinburgh: Guided Harry Potter Walking Tour

Embark on a magical journey through the enchanting city of Edinburgh and experience the world of Harry Potter like never before. As you explore the stunning film locations, you'll discover the inspiration behind JK Rowling's beloved series and see the city that played a pivotal role in the creation of this iconic story. Did you know that Rowling first started writing the Harry Potter books in Edinburgh? On this tour, you'll walk in her footsteps and visit the places that inspired her, including the burial ground of none other than Voldemort himself. You'll also see the breathtaking original Diagon Alley and the stunning vistas that Rowling enjoyed as she wrote the books. Along the way, you'll learn fascinating facts about the books and films and discover the amazing story of JK Rowling herself. You'll also have the opportunity to see famous Edinburgh landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Victoria Street, and more. One highlight of the tour is a visit to the café where JK Rowling wrote the books, a truly special experience for any Harry Potter fan. This tour is a must-see for anyone who wants to fully immerse themselves in the magical world of Harry Potter and experience the charm and beauty of Edinburgh at the same time. Join us on this unforgettable journey and discover the magic of Harry Potter in one of the world's most charming cities.

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The tour was fantastic, really interesting and we went to areas of the city we wouldn’t have necessarily known to visit. Xander our tour guide was absolutely brilliant, a knowledgable, personable chap who does other tours in the city and is very generous in terms of his knowledge on other areas also! We were sorry we were leaving shortly afterwards so we couldn’t do another with him! Would absolutely recommend if you are a potter fan you will not be disappointed.

We’ve just returned from Edinburgh, what an amazingly interesting city! It would have been a wee less colorful without our Harry Potter tour with Leo. What a champ! A great great storyteller. Book this tour without a doubt, it’ll make your day! Arina, Sander and Mika

Excellent! Our tour guide Keirin was kind and pacient. He knows a lot about the storie, the serie and the author. We enjoyed a lot everything, despite the cold weather 🥶

Our guide Benjamin was brilliant and really knew his stuff. It was a perfect afternoon activity which combined some of Edinburgh's history with interesting HP facts.

It was fun got to see parts of Edinburgh which were hidden as well as historical stuff about Edinburgh the tie in with Harry Potter was great and the quiz was great