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A picture of the Harry Potter Books saga

Edinburgh Self-Guided Walking Tour
Harry Potter (City Centre)

Edinburgh is also known as the birthplace of Harry Potter – this is where JK Rowling wrote all seven Harry Potter novels. This city has a truly magical atmosphere, and on this tour, we will be exploring places that may have served as the inspiration for Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, and for various characters in Harry Potter.

We will even learn about some real-life witches in Edinburgh’s history, and at the end of the tour, a fun list of unique Harry Potter-themed experiences in Edinburgh awaits. En route, you will have the opportunity to take amazing photos of the city.

Your guide for this tour will be Jule. She is a big Harry Potter fan and has been guiding tours around Edinburgh since 2019. She even got published on Harry Potter: Her essay on the parallels between Celtic Druidism and the magical world of Harry Potter was published in “‘Harry – yer a wizard’: Exploring J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Universe” in 2017. She has guided many Harry Potter fans through Edinburgh over the years and feels humbled that she gets to share her love for this magical city with visitors from around the world. She is also available for history tours, Harry Potter tours, dark history tours, Outlander tours and Edinburgh Castle tours.

Harry Potter tours are probably the most popular tours in Edinburgh, but rest assured that on this tour, you won’t keep bumping into all the other tour groups, as we are taking a more scenic route whilst still showing you all the most important Harry Potter places in this city.

We have a recommended route to follow on the map, however, you are free to take the route that suits you best. This tour is designed for you to do at your leisure.

This activity includes:

  • Great photo opportunities

  • Inspirations for Hogwarts and Diagon Alley

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Victoria Street

  • Greyfriars Graveyard

  • New College

  • Inspirations for characters in Harry Potter

  • An exclusive list of recommendations for Harry Potter fans

If you buy the tour here, you will receive an email with further instructions (check your spam!). You must download the app to start this amazing experience!

Harry Potter Intro (Jule's Voice)
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