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Harry Potter Magic in Edinburgh Tour

Edinburgh, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

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, French

What you'll do

IMPORTANT: Our tour is offered in English, German and French. Please use the "Show (more) dates" button to check the language you are booking in.

Join David, Jule, and Eden as we see the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh through the eyes of J.K Rowling. From her poor beginnings to a billionaire author.

Our tour is brilliant for solo travellers, families, birthday parties, children's parties, team building, and corporate events. For high profile events, ask about our premium tour.

First, we'll do our own Hogwarts House test for all the muggles. There will be a Harry Potter trivia competition between the houses, so all need to be sorted!

We'll then start our tour 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, the graveyard where she got her characters' names and much, much more!

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

If there is a character you want to know more about, let us know! We also give extra house points to those who show up in costume.

If you can't find a suitable time slot, please message me.
IMPORTANT: Our tour is offered in English, German and French. Please use the "Show (more) dates" button to check the language you are booking in.

Join David, Jule, and Eden as we see the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh through the eyes of J.K Rowling. From her poor beginnings to a billionaire author.

Our tour is brilliant for solo travellers, families, birthday parties, children's parties, team building, and corporate…

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 $211.

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 $18
/ person
Wed, 3 Mar
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
$22 per person
$22 per person
Wed, 3 Mar
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
$18 per person
$18 per person
Thu, 4 Mar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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David
The first host and a muggle-born Slytherin, I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 8 years. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's and became the most reviewed guide on their Trip Advisor (Australian David).

Jule
A pureblood Ravenclaw, born in Germany, 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 others. I think Edinburgh is a truly magical place.

Eden
A Half-blood Gryffindor, I was born to a British mother and a French father and therefore grew up between the two countries. I have a love for Edinburgh - a city full of history, secrets, and magic. I am delighted to continue working as an online guide and to bring together my passion for Harry Potter, art, and languages.
David
The first host and a muggle-born Slytherin, I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 8 years. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's and became the most reviewed guide on their Trip Advisor (Australian David).

Jule
A pureblood Ravenclaw, born in Germany, 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 others. I think…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 879 reviews.

Michelle
March 2021
If you are a Harry Potter Fan this is a great experience. It brings the books/movies to life, and you feel like you are there. I also loved hearing more about the inspiration behind the books and learning about J.K. Rowling’s life. Lastly the element of Trivia brings fun competition to the tour David was a fantastic tour guide. He was funny, personable, knew his facts but also brought his own dynamic to the experience.
If you are a Harry Potter Fan this is a great experience. It brings the books/movies to life, and you feel like you are there. I also loved hearing more about the inspiration behi…
Su
March 2021
This was an amazing experience! We had a combination of both Harry Potter fans and people who had never read the books, children and adults and we all had a blast. David was engaging and added personal touches to make the tour reflect our group. Highly recommend!
This was an amazing experience! We had a combination of both Harry Potter fans and people who had never read the books, children and adults and we all had a blast. David was engagi…
Jennifer
March 2021
David was great - he customized this tour so that my 4 year old Harry Potter fan and I could enjoy it together, in a way that didn't diminish the experience for other guests. High praise!
Melissa
February 2021
My daughter, her friend, niece, and nephew all did this and all loved it! Great host and very informative! Would highly recommend for HP lovers.
George
February 2021
What a magical tour! Jule was excellent at bringing to life what inspired J K Rowling to write the Harry Potter books. I had no idea how much JK put into writing the books—every tiny detail has some explanation!—and Jule was brilliant at showing us the very real influence that Edinburg had on creating the magical world of Harry Potter. And what was great was to be able to see Edinburg in all its glory—most of the photos on the tour were taken during lockdown so you get to see the beautiful streets of Edinburgh without any people (which would be impossible any other way!) I thoroughly recommend the tour for any Potter-head, BUT it is also good for non-Potter fans. A couple of people in my group didn't know much about Harry Potter but Jule was able to guide them through the magical world of Harry Potter's Edinburgh with generosity, good humour, and kindness. Would recommend to anyone!
What a magical tour! Jule was excellent at bringing to life what inspired J K Rowling to write the Harry Potter books. I had no idea how much JK put into writing the books—every t…
Danielle
February 2021
David was a wonderful tour guide so much so my daughter and I are planning a future trip to Edinburgh and David’s tour would be a must :-)

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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

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.