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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


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.
  • A guide knows all of the spots in Edinburgh associated with 'Harry Potter'
  • Learn about J.K Rowling and how Edinburgh inspired her to write
  • See city sights up close while staying active during your vacation
  • This 'Harry Potter' walking tour has an easy-to-find meeting spot
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 5 years old accompanied by an adult can join this tour for free
  • Near public transportation
  • We unfortunately do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Harry Potter Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused
  • Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sandemans New Europe Ltd - Corporate Account

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour.

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  • "A highly recommended tour if you're a Harry Potter fan!" See review


363 Reviews

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A Must for a Harry Potter Fan.
, Jul 2021
This was the first walking tour my group of three had experienced. Jane the tour guide was incredible and her storytelling and knowledge of both Edinburgh and Harry Potter was top notch. We all thoroughly enjoyed this and it has changed all our opinions on walking tours. Would definitely recommend if you’re a Harry Potter fan, as ones ourselves we were kept on our toes with the trivia questions which we loved. The cemetery part of the tour is amazing and should be experienced by all.
Worth it
, Jul 2021
Very interesting and tour guide Jen really informative. Would recommend this tour for Harry Potter fans.
Fun experience
, Jul 2021
Historic account of JK Rowling’s history, but still a great walk of the city and what lead the writing of the Harry Potter series
, May 2021
Australian Dave is an amazing guide, managed to keep attention of our kids switched on throughout full 1.5 he! Amazing tour!!
A great tour with Jule
, Sep 2020
We had an amazing tour with Jule! She's a real expert to Harry Potter and its relations to Edinburgh and its history. Very recommended.
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, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed the walking tour. The tour guide was very good. As I was on my own I was worried, I didn't need to. The guide included everyone and was genuinely interested in what you had to say. The only down side was it said 2 hours when I booked and it was only 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Amazing Guide
, Aug 2020
This 2 hour walking tour went so fast and we learnt so much about Edinburgh. Jule was a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and presented the facts in a very engaging and confident manner.
Fun and Imaginative
Terry W
, Jan 2020
This is a very informative tour about JK Rowling's life in Edinburgh with visits to sites that were inspiration for the Harry Potter series, spots that she wrote parts of the books at and an eerie visit to a cemetery where she took walks to clear her head. There were also interactive aspects of the tour and many laughs. A highly recommended tour if you're a Harry Potter fan!
Enjoyed it
Alexandra S
, Sep 2019
It's more of a JK Rowling walking tour. Learned some interesting facts about the author's life and what things inspired her while she was writing the books. Our guide (Jen, I think) was great.
Great Tour!
, Jun 2019
This tour was great. They were very considerate about the size of the group and given that the size of the entire group was quite large they split us into two groups. It was very informative in all aspects of the Harry Potter series - from J.K. Rowling's life to places of inspiration and everything in between. My guide (Australian David) was great - he was very knowledgeable and informative but he also made the tour very fun.

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