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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

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  • Offered in: English


Experience the magic of the world’s most famous wizard on a 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh, perfect for families with kids. Alongside your Potter-mad guide, you’ll explore the winding streets and mysterious alleys that inspired J. K. Rowling to create the iconic wizarding world, and see filming locations featured in the movies. Plus, tick off top Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Princes Street.
  • 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh
  • A family-friendly expereince suited to adults and kids alike
  • Explore the winding streets and historic alleys that inspired J. K. Rowling to write the magical novels
  • Visit filming locations such as Hogwarts and the final resting place of Lord Voldemort
  • Tick off top Edinburgh attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • William Chambers Monument
    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK

    Departure Point: By the William Chambers Monument on Chambers Street Address: William Chambers Monument 45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF Directions: Next to the National Museum Entrance Dates: See Availability Return point: Royal Mile, Old Town

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your magical tour begins by the gates of the Museum on the Mound, located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, where you’ll greet your guide and immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Wander through the historic streets of Scotland’s capital, listening to Harry Potter trivia, insider gossip, and what inspired J. K. Rowling to create one of the most popular literary franchises of all time.

At Castlehill, you’ll see the graveyard home to the final resting place of ‘He Who Shall Not Be Named’ and marvel at the original Diagon Alley facade. Wander down the Royal Mile, head into the bustling shopping district of Princes Street, and admire the Gothic grandeur of Edinburgh Castle.

After two hours, your tour concludes on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Edinburgh Castle (Pass By)

We will finish the tour near Edinburgh Castle

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • There is approximately 1.5 miles walking, at an easy pace
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible, although there are many hills
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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If you are a Harry Potter fan, this tour is a must.
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Sucks Balls
peterjsearle, Aug 2022
Horrible experience. Insufficient information provided. Never located the tour. Tried to contact the tour operation- but insufficient contact information was provided. So we got ZERO for our money. I request a full refund.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
I'm sorry to hear that! Can you please send over your booking reference number to and we'll look into it? Thank you so much.
Jodi_A, Aug 2022
Guide was excellent! Made it fun!!! He answered questions while walking about. Made sur he spoke to everyone!
Jenny was a great tour...
Michael_C, Aug 2022
Jenny was a great tour guide and storyteller. Despite the chaos of Fringe going on all around us, she was able to keep us engaged on the tour itself with her fun trivia questions and local nuggets. Would definitely do another Edinburgh tour with her.
Great guide, thank you Mason!
Angela_H, Aug 2022
Great guide, thank you Mason! We learned so much about Edinburgh and the inspirations and locations behind all things “Harry Potter”. The time flew in and we would highly recommend this tour
Enjoyable tour
Margaret_K, Aug 2022
We were lucky in being guided by the knowledgable and enthusiastic Jo. It was so lovely to hear about how, when and where JK Rowling got the inspiration for Harry Potter. We enjoyed seeing Thomas Riddell’s grave and hearing the stories about graveyard. We also liked the added fun of being split into Houses and being competitive.
Great experience
Railene_W, Aug 2022
It was so much fun, Our guide Amy was the best. It's a very fun tour, so worth the money. We absolutely love it.
Kelly_P, Aug 2022
Brilliant, rally enjoyed the Harry Potter tour, the tour guide was amazing, and easy to listen to she knew what she was talking about !
Great day with Sophia
Sarah_B, Aug 2022
Sophia was a fantastic guide! Loved the tour! Very fun and informative - highly recommend for kids and adults
Fantastic experience with Mason!
Angela_L, Aug 2022
Learning about the gravestones which have been robbed after Rowling used those particular names in her books was particularly eye opening. Walking the streets and learning about her inspirations for things was also interesting. Mainly I loved how our guide Mason knew so many things about Harry Potter but also about Edinburgh and it's history. Loved this experience!
Seeing the city
Tyler_P, Aug 2022
Seeing the city and having an energetic tour. Glassmarket and learning about JK Rowling’s hotspots were interesting
Angela_S, Aug 2022
Sofia was amazing! She was energetic, and truly passionate about all things Harry Potter! She did a great job answering all of our questions and projecting her voice!
Wicked good
latopping, Aug 2022
Mason was a wonderful guide, he made a point to speak to almost everyone in our group and learn a little bit about them. Very knowledgeable about Harry Potter, lots of wonderful Edinburgh history very charismatic.
Great experience
Bharath_B, Aug 2022
A great experience, perfect for a new visitor into Edinburgh, tour takes us over some of the prominent places in Edinburgh and acquaints you to some interesting facts about the place and it’s link to Edinburgh. Joe our guide has been an amazing host, she is super energetic, a big potterhead and tough quizmaster!
Harry Potter tour
Julie_C, Aug 2022
If you love Harry Potter this is the tour for you. I was hoping for a bit more of a balance of Edinburgh facts, however it was a good private tour.
Awesome tour
Alexandra_M, Jul 2022
Loved the whole tour, but Greyfriars Kirk was, to me, the most interesting! Guide Jo was great and very personable. Will bring my kids for the same tour the next time I find myself back in Edinburgh!
Hufflepuffs for Life!
Breana_C, Jul 2022
Clare was an amazing tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about everything Harry Potter as well as giving recommendations of other points of interest in Edinburgh. She did a Harry Potter house tournament with us as well and that was so fun! Go Hufflepuffs!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Clare is amazing guide!
Jacqueline_L, Jul 2022
Clare was amazing guide! We took our young daughter whom is a HUGE Harry Potter fan for this walk on her birthday. She was not disappointed and made her birthday a little bit special.
My kids had fun learning...
Joanna_H, Jul 2022
My kids had fun learning about the inspiration of Harry Potter books. Thanks to Mason for making it interactive.
Great experience, nice and friendly guide Sophia!
Michaela_M, Jul 2022
The mausoleum. Scary! Our Guido knew a lot about Edinburgh, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Many things to see and experience.
Darryl_B, Jul 2022
Mason was great, friendly and knowledgeable, interesting tour at a good pace and really enjoyable. Seeing parts of the city I would of missed and hearing about the history and the Harry Potter links


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