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Small group Harry Potter walking tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Katrina

60 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll discover the streets and secret alleyways of the Old Town area of Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to "Diagon Alley" and find the gravestones of "Voldemort" and some other well known names in the Harry Potter series.
We'll also spot "Hogwarts School" of Wizardry and find where the writer found her inspiration from.
Learn about the famous and not so famous cafes where J.K. Rowling began her writing career and finished in the realms of luxury.
The tour will last approximately 1 hour.
However, please allow for an additional 20 minutes if tour runs over depending on group size, photo opportunities and question time.
Other things to note
The tour will be outdoors, whether rain or shine so come prepared to walk around for over an hour. If it is raining, I suggest to wear sturdy shoes - the graveyard can be muddy.
We won't wait if you are late, please arrive 5 mins early. Call me on +44(0)7884558365
*No refunds if late or no show.
We'll discover the streets and secret alleyways of the Old Town area of Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to "Diagon Alley" and find the gravestones of "Voldemort" and some other well known names in the Harry Potter series.
We'll also spot "Hogwarts School" of Wizardry and find where the writer found her inspiration from.
Learn about the famous and not so famous cafes where J.K. Rowling began her writing…

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From $14
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$17 per person
$17 per person
Fri, Nov 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$17 per person
$17 per person
Tue, Dec 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$17 per person
$17 per person

Meet your host, Katrina

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 979 Reviews
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Having gained a degree in Tourism management and extensively worked in the Edinburgh tourism industry I feel that I have the passion and knowledge to show you around!
I specialised my final year thesis paper on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and how it relates to Scottish tourism.

Come with me muggles and explore where J.K. Rowling gained the inspiration for her global phenomenon. Visit the grave of "he who must not be named", learn about the cafe's where she sat and wrote the beginnings of Philosophers Stone and where she finished the series in the realms of luxury.

​If your preferred date is not available, please contact me and I can try and accommodate you. Private tours are available.
Having gained a degree in Tourism management and extensively worked in the Edinburgh tourism industry I feel that I have the passion and knowledge to show you around!
I specialised my final year thesis paper on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and how it relates to Scottish tourism.

Come with me muggles and explore where J.K. Rowling gained the inspiration for her global phenomenon. Visit the grave of "he who must not be named", learn about the cafe's where she sat and wrote…
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Where you'll be

The Old Town of Edinburgh is steeped in history, each alleyway and close has it's own story. We'll learn all about how these related to Harry Potter and delve deeper into the rich history of witchcraft and wizardry.
We will explore a real life graveyard where we will seek out the famous grave of Tom Riddle and find other notable characters...
The Elephant House cafe is a pilgrimage to Harry Potter fans and we'll find out exactly why.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 979 reviews.

Beth
October 2020
An excellent informative tour! Both my boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m a big Potter fan and although he isn’t, he still really enjoyed the historical connections and Rowling inspirations. I’d highly recommend!
Apoorv
October 2020
Katrina has amazing storytelling skills and great knowledge about Harry Potter's history in connection with Edinburgh. Her tour takes you through places in Edinburgh from where J.K. Rowling took inspiration to write Harry Potter books. Katrina drawns the connections between reality and fantasy in an easy and entertaining manner.
Katrina has amazing storytelling skills and great knowledge about Harry Potter's history in connection with Edinburgh. Her tour takes you through places in Edinburgh from where J…
Tiffany
October 2020
Kat was a delightful guide and we were lucky enough to have a personal tour with just our family of four. She is clearly very knowledgeable about both Harry Potter and Edinburgh and passionate about both! Would thoroughly recommend booking this trip!
Kat was a delightful guide and we were lucky enough to have a personal tour with just our family of four. She is clearly very knowledgeable about both Harry Potter and Edinburgh an…
Rony
October 2020
Kat was a great storyteller and very knowledgeable about Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s writing journey in Edinburgh. You’ll come out of the tour with insight and a different perspective of the relationship of Harry Potter and Edinburgh. Very much recommend it. Thank you Kat :)
Kat was a great storyteller and very knowledgeable about Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s writing journey in Edinburgh. You’ll come out of the tour with insight and a different perspe…
Diane
October 2020
My daughter and I had a terrific tour with Katrina who brought stories of ancient Edinburgh along with JK Rowling’s Harry Potter inspirations to life for us. Would highly recommend 🤩
Andrew
October 2020
Me and my girlfriend had a fantastic time and even though the weather was not on our side Katrina made us feel very warm and welcome and shared far more than Harry Potter related facts which was fantastic.

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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

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable footwear

Rainproof clothing