Guided tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Guided tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour

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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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  • 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. 

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 130 High Street, the Royal Mile, on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for the guide with a red name badge.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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4.6 /5

based on 1179 reviews

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Absolutely brilliant tour by Alasdair. We are big Harry Potter fans, but also loved all the additional info about Scottish history and folklore, would recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh. It’s a really good way to get your bearings in the city too

March 30, 2023

It’s a fun tour to do while in Edinburgh, whether you have just a day or many. I really enjoyed learning about J.K. Rowling’s journey in what inspired different aspects of her books. There are even some connections that Australian David has made to her books that she, herself, may not have realized she did. The walk takes you through beautiful parts of the city, too. He also throws in other fun tidbits of information about Edinburgh’s past. Would definitely do another tour with him!

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March 30, 2023

This really was a brilliant tour and excellent value for money! Australian David certainly knew his Harry Potter stuff and took us to lots of awesome places as well as giving us some little known facts. There were people of all age groups on the walk so you needn't worry if you're a slightly older fan! You're guaranteed to have fun, learn something and have a good laugh too.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 162984