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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Harry Potter Magic in Edinburgh Tour

Edinburgh, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by David

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

I am proud to announce that I have a new co-host, Jule who will be doing the tours in both English and German.

Join us as we see the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh through the eyes of J.K Rowling. From her poor beginnings to become a billionaire author.

Our tour is brilliant for solo travelers, families, birthday parties, children's parties, team building, and corporate events.

First, we'll do our own Hogwarts House test for all the muggles. This is very important as throughout the tour, there will be a Harry Potter trivia competition between the houses!

We'll then start our tour of the beautiful city of Edinburgh using moving images to keep the action fluid and accessible to people will all internet speeds. We'll show you the places where J.K Rowling drew her inspiration, such as the school believed to be the inspiration for Hogwarts, the shops that found their way into Diagon Ally, and the graveyard where she took names for her characters.

Along the way, we'll tell you about the inspiration for some of the most loved characters and we'll finish with the final round of quiz questions to see which Hogwarts house wins.

If you could tell us your favorite characters beforehand we'll include them on the tour! We also give extra house points to those who show up in costume.

If you wish to attend but can't find a suitable time slot, please message me.
Other things to note
Being this is an online presentation, please be sure to have a strong internet connection.
I am proud to announce that I have a new co-host, Jule who will be doing the tours in both English and German.

Join us as we see the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh through the eyes of J.K Rowling. From her poor beginnings to become a billionaire author.

Our tour is brilliant for solo travelers, families, birthday parties, children's parties, team building, and corporate events.

First, we'll do our own Hogwa…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $124.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? David can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • A pen and paper and questions.
  • If you come in costume you'll receive a point for your Hogwarts House
  • I'll also give an extra point to whoever has the best costume!
  • A reliable and fast internet connection is recommended
  • This experience is also good for team building as my reviews have now suggested.
From $9
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$14 per person
$14 per person
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
This time is popular
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
$13 per person
$13 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 352 Reviews
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David
I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 7 years doing walking tours of both the Old and New town, Castle tours, Horror tours, and Harry Potter Tours. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's New Europe and became the most reviewed guide on their Trip Advisor (Australian David).

Jule
I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for one and a half years – and a Harry Potter fan for most of my life.
I became a tour guide after finishing my Masters’s degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. I chose to be a guide as I love this city and wanted to share that love with other people as well. I think Edinburgh is a truly magical place.

Over the last two years, we have guided many a Harry Potter tour through rainy, sunny, or stormy Edinburgh and have met so many wonderful fans of the series!
David
I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 7 years doing walking tours of both the Old and New town, Castle tours, Horror tours, and Harry Potter Tours. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's New Europe and became the most reviewed guide on their Trip Advisor (Australian David).

Jule
I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for one and a half years – and a Harry Potter fan for most of my life.
I became a tour guide after finishing my Masters’s degree in En…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 352 reviews.

Núrya
November 2020
Jule was our guide on this virtual tour and she was amazing! She was funny, knowledgeable and showed us "around" Edinburgh. I had been there before, but I totally missed some things when I was there, so it was great to re-visit the city and learn new things :)
Jule was our guide on this virtual tour and she was amazing! She was funny, knowledgeable and showed us "around" Edinburgh. I had been there before, but I totally missed some thing…
Carol
November 2020
Our family really enjoyed the Harry Potter Magic in Edinburgh tour. It was fun and family friendly for small kids (6 and 8). It was interesting to know about the genesis of the different characters and their ties back to J.K. Rowling, and we really got into flexing our trivia muscles. Would love to travel to Scotland someday for a tour like this, but this was a nice way to imagine traveling during Thanksgiving break. Thanks David for the professionalism and wry good humor!
Our family really enjoyed the Harry Potter Magic in Edinburgh tour. It was fun and family friendly for small kids (6 and 8). It was interesting to know about the genesis of the dif…
Janet
November 2020
Me & my daughter age 12 enjoyed quality time together on this great Harry Potter tour oh Edinburgh ! We loved it !
Calvin
November 2020
The tour was a lot of fun. David made it a perfect mix of experiencing Edinburgh, learning about inspirations behind HP characters, and the connections between JK Rowling and the city.
Caroline
November 2020
We had the pleasure to experience this visit with Jule. It has been a great adventure, very instructive and distracting. Even from our sofa ;) Don't hesitate even through you think you already know everything about HP. You might be surprised! Thank you again @Jule!
We had the pleasure to experience this visit with Jule. It has been a great adventure, very instructive and distracting. Even from our sofa ;) Don't hesitate even through you think…
Katarzyna
November 2020
Harry Potter Magic Tour was my first online experience like that and I couldn't have picked a better one! Since my boyfriend and I are huge HP fans, we decided to do this tour as our online date. Jule was an amazing quide - she shared a lot of interesting stories about J.K. Rowling and inspirations for her books. I hope that some day we will be able to come to Edinburgh and have another tour like this but in person, and definitely visit Victoria Street (AKA Diagon Alley!) - well, we may need to skip that steep street you mentioned... ;) Thank you one more time for this amazing experience!
Harry Potter Magic Tour was my first online experience like that and I couldn't have picked a better one! Since my boyfriend and I are huge HP fans, we decided to do this tour as o…

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  • Fri, Nov 27
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $14 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $14 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $124 per group
  • Sat, Nov 28
    4:00 AM - 5:00 AM (EST)
    $12 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    $13 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $13 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    $14 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    4:00 AM - 5:00 AM (EST)
    $12 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.