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JK Rowling's Edinburgh & the Writing of Harry Potter

JK Rowling's Edinburgh & the Writing of Harry Potter

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Learn about J.K. Rowling and the origins of the 'Harry Potter' books during a walking tour of Edinburgh. See places that inspired Rowling such as the Balmoral Hotel and University of Edinburgh's Old College; locales that shaped the Dementors and Ministry of Magic; and cafes where Rowling liked to write. Your guide is a 'Harry Potter' fan who shares fascinating details about the wizarding world in Edinburgh.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.18
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$41.18
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Potter About Edinburgh - with quizzes

Potter About Edinburgh - with quizzes

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.30
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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

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This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.62
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$20.62
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Private Tour of Edinburgh New Town Architecture

Private Tour of Edinburgh New Town Architecture

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The ultimate tour for the admirers of scholarly classical beauty. With your architect-guide, soak in the Scottish Enlightenment spirit on a walk through "a model city" - the largest Georgian planned town development in the world.  For an exclusive insight into the chic Georgian lifestyle, we will enter a private park - available only with us, or if your aunt lives on Queen street! We will soak in the neoclassical ornaments under the starlit dome of the most impressive banking hall in Europe. Then find one of the last remaining original mews that served the grand townhouses in the Georgian era. New Town's architectural status is unique in the world in terms of its size, monumentality and degree of preservation. While walking its ordered, symmetrical grid of streets lined with Neoclassical tenements (yes, tenements!) we will learn the purpose of the sunken basements and why Edinburgh won't clean its blackened sandstone facades!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.68
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Edinburgh Scottish Folk Music & History Guided Walking tour

Edinburgh Scottish Folk Music & History Guided Walking tour

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Enjoy an Edinburgh cultural outing with a musical twist with this folk music guided tour. You join your guide to unpack the city's music tradition, and learn about the Scottish music tradition. As you walk through the city center, you'll learn about Edinburgh history, visit the famed Waverley Bar, and enjoy a live folk music performance with a drink in hand.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.66
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Edinburgh Self Guide

Edinburgh Self Guide

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about it. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place on a simple, easy to use interactive map. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 3 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket

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Guarantee entrance to one of Edinburgh's most popular attractions, and skip the ticket line by pre-booking your admission to the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Choose your allotted time (morning, evening, or all-day) and get ready to enjoy the spectacle of mind-bending illusions and hands-on exhibits.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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Edinburgh’s Dean Village History and Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Edinburgh’s Dean Village History and Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Chart the fate of Dean Village from industrious prosperity to complete disrepute, before it became the most desirable residential district in Edinburgh. On this self-guided GPS walking tour, you'll go around the ancient and picturesque milling village that still contains traces of its Baronial legacy. You'll see the old bridge, the tollbooth, the mill and the weir, which were all formerly controlled by the Incorporation of Baxters (bakers). You'll be pointed to easy-to-miss details on buildings, and see old maps and drawings. While hearing about model Victorian social housing, you'll wander around Well Court, a heritage building commissioned in the 1880s and you'll walk through a chic cemetery which was the place to be buried in the 1800s, to see two modern art galleries, once-glamorous Georgian orphanages. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$11.99
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$11.99

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

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The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour to be launched in Edinburgh in 1996! Why is it regarded by many as a pioneer in its field and a Must-See cultural attraction in guide books throughout the world - standing out from all the rest.......? Performed by professional actors and not academics or tour guides reciting from books. It represents great value for money and has a very high entertainment factor! Join the intrepid duo, Clart ( as in muck!) and our clean-hankied intellectual Mcbrain, who will lead you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh's Old and New Town. A Hilarious duel of wits across three hundred years of great writing and colourful characters.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.56
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Silent Disco Adventure Tour

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Explore the streets of Edinburgh on this fun walking tour. As you listen to popular theme songs and hits through your headset, sing along and dance past landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Waverley Station, and more. This is an alternative to the traditional tour groups.
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  • 1 hour
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The Architecture of Money: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Edinburgh’s New Town

The Architecture of Money: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Edinburgh’s New Town

Edinburgh’s New Town is straight out of a world history of architecture, with its classical beauty and Georgian past. If you’re interested in hearing more about it then this informative self-guided GPS walking tour is for you. In 90 minutes, you’ll learn how Edinburgh became the largest planned town development in the world – and a "model city" – and in what sense its design and layout made it architecturally ideal. Although its original Georgian fabric has suffered many alterations, you'll see several clear traces of the former neoclassical city and the often-overlooked details in the fanlights and elegant ironwork of the original New Town street lights. You'll see buildings by celebrated British architects like Robert Adam and old maps and drawings. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$11.99
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Edinburgh Old Town: Explore the origins of Scottish design on an audio tour

Edinburgh Old Town: Explore the origins of Scottish design on an audio tour

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You can certainly wander around Edinburgh's medieval Old Town on your own, but for a more enriching experience, book this guided walking tour, which introduces you to the architectural concepts and history behind the curious buildings. Your guide leads you along the winding Cockburn Street, to the Royal Mile, and Canongate, delving into each street's architectural influences and the development of Scottish styles.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$12.07
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Private Tour, Edinburgh Highlights including entry to Edinburgh Castle

Private Tour, Edinburgh Highlights including entry to Edinburgh Castle

Join us for this half day tour of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh. Exploring the Old Town on foot, led by your local Blue Badge Guide, is the best way to soak up the local atmosphere. Starting on top of the volcanic rock, we will visit the iconic Edinburgh castle. Then we will follow the ancient path of a glacier all the way to bottom of the Royal Mile. Your guide will lead the you through narrow closes and beautiful buildings surrounding the Royal Mile, giving you the chance to discover the city’s history and its famous citizens along the way. Our tour finishes with a view of both the Royal palace of Holyrood and the modern Scottish Parliament, a fantastic introduction to the city of Edinburgh.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.95
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 Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

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What a magical atmosphere in the place where JK Rowling wrote part of the first novel! You will have a chance to feel it yourself. You will visit one of the Hogwarts House also. What is the connection between Hogwarts and Lauriston Place? What a unique and a bit scary places inspired to create the names for some of the characters in the books? Where you can see Rowling’s handprints? Where is the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter? You will also have a chance to find out if you are a pureblood, a muggle, or a squib? A professional local guide will tell you fascinating stories and facts
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  • 2 hours
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$491.66
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Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh was the first city to receive the award as a UNESCO City of Literature. It is a home and the inspiration to many great writers. Edinburgh has what could be the only station in the world named after a book. What is this book? You will visit the monument of Walter Scott and will hear about this influence on the culture. The city was also the birthplace of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Whom we have to thank for bringing Sherlock Holmes into our lives? A professional guide will introduce you to the local resident and National treasure – J.K Rowling! Where did she write much of the earlier Harry Potter books? You will also hear fascinating facts about favorite crime writer, Ian Rankin. Hear stories of the poets, novelists and crime writers and places that inspired them and the lives they lived in Edinburgh
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  • 2 hours
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$491.66
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Private exploration game of The Haunted Edinburgh City

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Private exploration game of The Haunted Edinburgh City

Embark on a haunted Edinburgh tour where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local stories. Play the role of a devilish staff on this spine-tingling walking tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow. Are you ready for a haunted walk around Edinburgh? Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders and learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more. Explore the many sites where public executions were held and visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Highlights from Edinburgh’s Old Town: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover Edinburgh’s complex history through the lens of its most influential architects, on a 90-minute walk. If you’re curious about the origins of Scottish design then you'll enjoy this self-guided walking tour in the atmospheric Old Town. You’ll explore the fascinating historical buildings that give the area its character, and admire award-winning contemporary architecture like the famous Scottish Parliament. On this audio tour, you’ll meander through narrow closes, beneath stepped gables and turrets, pausing at breathtaking viewpoints. You'll be shown the easy-to-miss details on the buildings, and old maps and drawings. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Five Scottish Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

Five Scottish Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

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Immerse yourself in the Medieval landscape as you embark on a private day tour of five historic Scottish castles. Maximize your time, and leave the crowded tour busses behind, as you venture to Midhope, Doune, Linlithgow, Aberdour, and Blackness Castles. Learn about the fascinating history behind each castle, and get the best viewpoints for taking photos. Your guide provides round trip transportation from Edinburgh for a seamless experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$468.57
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Guided 90-Minute Photography and sightseeing Tour in Edinburgh

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Guided 90-Minute Photography and sightseeing Tour in Edinburgh

Shoot amazing Instagrams.On Edinburgh's only Instagram Tour, you will meet a local Instagram Influencer/expert photographer who will bring you to 5-7 spots of Edinburgh city over 90 minutes. You will learn photography and Instagram tips to help you take amazing pictures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.43
$28.04
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Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about Harry Potter and JK Rowling in a safe way. You have 3 choices available to you. 1.Go on a crowded guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see all that Harry Potter left behind in Edinburgh. Snikkit dot com will show you everything Potter about this place. The main sites The history The people And you have 48 hours to do it! But also along with Harry Potter we offer you a free tour of the city (for a limited time). This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Harry Potter's Edinburgh. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and stay safe.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.87
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Private Tour of Dean Village (Edinburgh)

Private Tour of Dean Village (Edinburgh)

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Explore bucolic Dean Village on a walking tour with a local guide. Stroll cobblestone streets flanked by lush vegetation. Learn about the area’s history of water milling (it’s located on the Water of Leith) and see Well Court, a classical building which used to house the mill workers. With a focus on architecture, the tour also includes Dean Orphanage and Dean Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.68
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Edinburgh Private Photoshoot Experience

Edinburgh Private Photoshoot Experience

All shoots are private tours Simon is a local and loves to share the city with guests from all over the world We will meet you in the centre of town in the Grassmarket where we will head to our first location in the shadow of the magnificent Castle. From there we will head to another 3 locations picked specifically for you depending on what is going on in town - we have a thriving festival and lots of filming going on depending on the time of year so are quite flexible, but no matter where we are, the city as a backdrop makes for some incredible sights. My photos are unique and stand out. I love meeting new people & showing them around our unique & characterful city. I hope that you feel you have made a new friend as well as taking home some amazing images! Photoshoots last one hour typically and on completion of the shoot, I will deliver a minimum of 25 high resolution edited jpeg images, delivered within 48 hours via a web link for you to download.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.27
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Edinburgh Castle Tour with Skip-the-Line Access led by a Local Guide

Edinburgh Castle Tour with Skip-the-Line Access led by a Local Guide

The Edinburgh Castle, one of the main Scottish landmarks, dominates the city skyline from the Castle Rock – the lava neck of an extinct volcano. The first reference to the castle is the John Fordun’s narration of the King Malcom III’s death – which happened back in the 1093! Could you believe the castle has been there for a thousand years? It sounds incredible, but there it is! With your local guide you will dive into the past and recall the ancient atmosphere that animated the castle walls back in the days. Room by room, you will listen to the story and legends that keep the memories of kings and knights alive. Pass by Crown Square, enter the Castle Museums and look at the Scottish Crown Jewels and admire the majestic Stone of Destiny – where monarchs were crowned. Last but not the least, climb the stairs and reach the terraces to enjoy the spectacular view all over Edinburgh.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Semi-Private Edinburgh City Walking Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Semi-Private Edinburgh City Walking Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Edinburgh is one of the most ancient cities in England. Memories of the first settlement recall the Roman castrum – fortress – from which has started growing and evolving century by century. Despite time has passed by, the Medieval atmosphere of the cobblestoned streets and dark passages and alleys remains. And probably this is one of the characters that make this city unique in the world. Follow your guide in this journey through the centuries and listen to stories and legends of Edinburgh. Pass by Royal Miles, look at the amazing St. Giles Cathedral, cross the Parliament Square and reach one of the landmarks of the heart of the city: the John Know’s House – a Museum dedicated to the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Last but not the least, peek at the Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish landmark par excellence. During the tour your guide will also provide you useful tips and additional info about the Scottish culture.
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  • 2 hours
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