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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 2495 reviews.Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Amy

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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. 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. This tour will take you on J.K. Rowling's journey from single mother to acclaimed author, from "the birthplace of Harry Potter" to Rowling's golden hand prints and venues housing Harry potter exhibitions. With us you will 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 may evens top off at a couple of Harry Potter shops!

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.

This tour has been modified to keep you safe during COVID-19. Expect the same magical tour, but with smaller group sizes, social distancing, face coverings and (more) crowd-free stops.
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. 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 Edin…

Amy's commitment to safety

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Wed, 28 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Fri, 30 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$37 per person
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Sat, 31 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$37 per person
$37 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 2495 reviews.

Heather
October 2020
We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour, Amy was fantastic- lots of Harry Potter trivia, as well as some interesting stories of the city! Even better that it was all for a good cause. Really recommend. Thanks Amy!
Rosie
October 2020
Emma was amazing, she showed us an Edinburgh we would never have been able to see ourselves. Thank you so much, would recommend (even with covid rules, she was very respectful)
Scott
October 2020
Absolutely, truly amazing. This tour is absolutely brilliant and super value. The enthusiasm and knowledge that the tour guides have is incredible. Their passion fully shines through for not just Harry Potter but the history of Edinburgh. We throughly enjoyed this tour. It was fun, not challenging in anyway and the guide was so relaxed and welcoming. We book again in a heart beat. Definitely worth doing even if your not a Harry Potter fan. There is something in this tour for everyone. The work and money they are raising for the charity as well is so selfless. Amazing, great work guys x
Absolutely, truly amazing. This tour is absolutely brilliant and super value. The enthusiasm and knowledge that the tour guides have is incredible. Their passion fully shines thro…
Nathan
October 2020
Our tour guide today was Thomas, he was very welcoming and easy to chat to. As a guide he was very knowledgeable about the history of Edinburgh as whole which made the tour unique. Very good opportunity to not only learn about the inspirations behind Harry Potter but explore stunning locations too :)
Our tour guide today was Thomas, he was very welcoming and easy to chat to. As a guide he was very knowledgeable about the history of Edinburgh as whole which made the tour unique.…
Hazel
October 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide Caroline was a lovely Ravenpuff who managed to hold up a fun, positive and magical energy even in the pouring rain 👏🏼 highly recommend.
Emma
September 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Thomas today. It was only me and my partner on the tour which made it feel more personal. He made us feel very comfortable and we learned a lot about the city. Would definitely recommend.

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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

Up to 10 guests of all ages 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)