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From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

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Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours

From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
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From US$ 180.34 per person

Escape the city for a day and head to the Scottish Highlands. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter, and hop aboard the Hogwarts Express on the Jacobite Steam Train.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Experience the excitement of riding along in the famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Capture pictures of views of the village of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands
  • Marvel at sweeping views of the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland Line
  • Get insider knowledge on the Scottish Highlands from your local guide
  • Travel through dramatic landscapes and the wilderness of Rannoch Moor
Full description

Discover Scotland’s connections to the Harry Potter films on a day trip in the Highlands. Ride from Edinburgh on a comfortable bus with Wifi and transfer to the Hogwarts Express train for an unforgettable journey to Glencoe through locations like Rannoch Moor.

Depart the city by bus and journey north, passing the magnificent Forth Bridge, the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth. Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a stunning drive up the West Coast.

Next, you’ll travel across its iconic arches from Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express. After experiencing one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, head to Glencoe.

See the dramatic landscapes used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in the Harry Potter films. Continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, listening to tales from Scotland’s past.

Jump back on the coach to return to Edinburgh, arriving back at the city in the late evening.

  • 1-way Jacobite steam train ticket (Mallaig to Fort William)
  • Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your driver/guide outside 60 High St. in Edinburgh.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element, with a one-way ticket from Mallaig to Fort William
  • This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorized tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling
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4.7 /5

based on 93 reviews

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Really enjoyable day out. Very informative and a chance to see a lot of Scottish country side if you don't have a car. It was a very long day but broken up with plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities. Wouldn't recommend for children or older people. Made all the better by a great guide (Stevie P). Enjoyable for Harry Potter fans and non-fans alike.

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September 12, 2021

What can I say, worth every penny. I live in Scotland and saw more of Scotland than I've ever seen. Steve P was hands down the best tour guide for this tour. So knowledgeable and def not boring to listen to. He went above and beyond to make our day so special and stopping off at the most exquisite places so we could take pics. My brother Mark and I highly recommend this incredible experience to see the breathtaking views if Scotland. Thank you so much Steve P, amazing Job

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September 9, 2021

The tour guide was super! He had to do so much driving in a day! It was worth the beautiful scenery and highlands The train journey had a nice old fashioned feel but nothing Harry potter related which was a shame for the kids! Of course the views were stunning and it's a nice trip but don't expect much Hogwarts references! Apart from souvenirs and a few drinks! Be prepared for a long time spent on the coah/bus a total of about 8-10 hours with the rest on the train! Would still recommended as a fun day out!

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September 1, 2021

Product ID: 394918