Guided tour

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking 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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Live tour guide


  • 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
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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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 1083 reviews

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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.

May 27, 2022

Two hours went by extremely quickly with our exceptionally knowledgeable guide, Australian David! It is a must for all Harry Potter fans. Not only did we see the key sites, David also shared his knowledge about the author and the characters in the HP books. Make sure you know your houses before going on the tour!

July 10, 2021

Really enjoyed the tour, lots of interesting information about JK Rowling, her life and her inspiration for the Harry Potter books. Tour guide kept a good pace, but was mindful of those who struggled with hills and took breaks along the way to chat about the city. At first he came across as though he wasn’t a Harry Potter fan at all, so we felt quite dubious at the start of the tour, but after a while he demonstrated some real knowledge of the books - not sure if that was down to genuine passion, or just learning a script, but we found it enjoyable and informative anyway!

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March 4, 2020

Product ID: 162984