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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 2470 reviews.Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Amy

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visit iconic sights in Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling

Are you ready to fly, apparate, and travel by Floo Powder to Edinburgh's top Harry Potter sights? Then this tour is not to be missed. In just over two hours, our squib guide (given permission to lift the veil of secrecy for just one day) will show you Edinburgh's must-see landmarks and key locations from the Harry Potter book and film series. What are you waiting for? Potterheads assemble!

Step through the brick wall and feel the magic of Harry Potter's Edinburgh, a city which proved a rich source of inspiration for Rowling's iconic series. This tour will share with you the author's journey from single mother to creator of one of the world's most-loved trios, from "the birthplace of Harry Potter" to Rowling's golden hand prints and venues housing Harry potter exhibitions. With us you will also see first-hand the locations that inspired places and scenes from the books and films, including Knockturn & Diagon Alley, the Dark Lord's grave, the Dementor's Underpass, and Hogwarts itself. We will even stop off at a few Harry Potter shops so you can get your merch fix!

There will be trivia rounds to keep you on your toes and truly test your knowledge of the Harry Potter world. An experience not to be missed for true Potter fans. We look forward to transporting you to the wizarding world.
Visit iconic sights in Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling

Are you ready to fly, apparate, and travel by Floo Powder to Edinburgh's top Harry Potter sights? Then this tour is not to be missed. In just over two hours, our squib guide (given permission to lift the veil of secrecy for just one day) will show you Edinburgh's must-see landmarks and key locations from the Harry Potter book and film series. What are you waiting for? Potterheads assemble!

Step through the brick wall and feel the magic of Harry Potter's Edinburgh, a city which proved a rich source of inspiration for Rowling's iconic series.…
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Wed, 15 Jul
11:00 - 13:30
£15 per person
£15 per person
Thu, 16 Jul
11:00 - 13:30
£15 per person
£15 per person
Fri, 17 Jul
11:00 - 13:30
£15 per person
£15 per person

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hiya! We're Amy, John, Sarah, Caroline, Kate, Thomas, Rachel, and Rachel.

We are a collective of Edinburgh creatives who are totally nuts about Harry Potter. We absolutely love meeting new people from around the world, showing them all the amazing things Edinburgh has to offer, and chatting about all things Harry Potter. So if you're looking for a bubbly guide to give tell you about the history of Edinburgh and show the key sights from the Harry Potter franchise, then we're your muggles!

Amy is Creative Producer at Child.org. She organises these awesome Harry Potter tours to fund the charity's projects in Kenya and Sierra Leone, so we are really excited that you want to apparate (we wish) to Edinburgh's best Harry Potter sights with us.
Hiya! We're Amy, John, Sarah, Caroline, Kate, Thomas, Rachel, and Rachel.

We are a collective of Edinburgh creatives who are totally nuts about Harry Potter. We absolutely love meeting new people from around the world, showing them all the amazing things Edinburgh has to offer, and chatting about all things Harry Potter. So if you're looking for a bubbly guide to give tell you about the history of Edinburgh and show the key sights from the Harry Potter franchise, then we're your muggl…
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About the organisation: Child.org



Child.org LOVE creating awesome experiences with Potter fans, because our values are so closely aligned. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!” - Albus Dumbledore Child.org believe that every child, wherever they are born, should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Our work breaks down the barriers faced by children born into extreme poverty.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Child.org.

Where you'll be

We will begin at the monument opposite The Balmoral, where J.K. Rowling finished writing the series. Then we will embark on a journey through the enchanting streets of Edinburgh that inspired the wizarding world.

We will take you to a number of magical sights around the city, including Diagon Alley and The Dark Lord's grave. During the tour you will also learn about J.K. Rowling, the sights where she wrote her books, and her magical city.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 2470 reviews.

Ara
March 2020
We had a great experience with Kate, she was friendly and knowledgable. Boo the dog was fun to have a walk with and made that tour extra fun. Overall a fantastic and magical experience and would highly recommend any Harry Potter fan to do it.
We had a great experience with Kate, she was friendly and knowledgable. Boo the dog was fun to have a walk with and made that tour extra fun. Overall a fantastic and magical experi…
Lucile
March 2020
Thank you Kate and boo for the tour, it was really lovely and interesting! For all non fluent in English, Kate speaks very clearly and you’ll understand everything! We had a great time, thank you!!
Haley
March 2020
We had Kate as our tour guide and she was AMAZING! So friendly, bubbly, and energetic. We really enjoyed listening to the stories she was telling and felt she was really passionate about both Harry Potter and the Child.org mission. Edinburgh is a beautiful and fun city and an absolute must on any UK trips. We loved seeing this side of the city and getting to walk the same streets that inspired this incredible series. The tour is filled with fun facts, beautiful sites, and opportunities to shop all things HP.
We had Kate as our tour guide and she was AMAZING! So friendly, bubbly, and energetic. We really enjoyed listening to the stories she was telling and felt she was really passionate…
Gregory
March 2020
Great tour including lots of the major sights in Edinburgh. We learnt many intersting facts, not just about Harry Potter and JK Rowling but also about Edinburgh in general. Something for everyone, would highly recommend. Excellent host in Kate, and her lovely cockapoo Boo, who made everyone on the tour feel included.
Great tour including lots of the major sights in Edinburgh. We learnt many intersting facts, not just about Harry Potter and JK Rowling but also about Edinburgh in general. Somethi…
Phil
March 2020
Super fun! Totally allows you to complement this with other walking tours of Edinburgh; very little over lap with conventional tours, yet I feel like I know the city a a lot better already :)
Sarah
March 2020
Claire was our guide and she was just lovely. She shared her knowledge of Harry Potter with passion and enthusiasm. It was magical walking around and visiting places with such a meaningful connection to the books.

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  • Wed, 15 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Thu, 16 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Fri, 17 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Sat, 18 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Sun, 19 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Mon, 20 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Tue, 21 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person
  • Wed, 22 Jul
    11:00 - 13:30
    £15 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

This tour will involve up to 90 minutes of walking. Please wear suitable shoes and come prepared for the weather.

What to bring

Comfy walking shoes

Umbrella (if raining)