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Edinburgh Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

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Unlock the magic of Harry Potter with a personalized walking tour in Edinburgh, tracing Rowling's inspirations from Diagon Alley to Tom Riddle's Grave!

Highlights

  • Unfold the magic of Harry Potter's wizarding world on a personalized small group walking tour of Edinburgh led by an expert guide.

  • Discover Elephant Café, where JK Rowling created the magic of Harry Potter, and roam the vibrant Victoria Street, the real Diagon Alley.

  • Be captivated by the brooding Edinburgh Castle, and explore the spooky Greyfriars Kirkyard, home to the fictional grave of Tom Riddle.

  • Children can join for free in this family-friendly adventure as well. Want your tour to be a close-knit experience? Opt for the private tour option!

  • Did you know? The famed Glenfinnan Viaduct railway bridge over the Scottish Highlands is the same bridge over which the Hogwarts Express travels in the movies!

Inclusions

  • Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh

  • Expert guides

  • Private tour (optional)

  • Entry to Victoria Street (Diagon Alley)

  • Entry to Greyfriars Kirkyard (Tom Riddle's grave)

  • Entry to Elephant Cafe (birthplace of Harry Potter)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Step into the Potter magic realm

Journey into the world of Harry Potter with the Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh. Starting at the historical Waverley Train Station, feel a frisson of excitement, much like a young wizard embarking on their Hogwarts journey. Your local guide will then lead you to Edinburgh University Old College, a sight that might kindle the desire to live the life of a Hogwarts student. The adventure continues to the spooky Greyfriars Kirkyard, daring you to spot Tom Riddle's grave among the tombstones that inspired many a character name in the series.

From graveyards to Diagon Alley: A Potterhead’s delight

Wander along the vibrant Victoria Street with its whimsical architecture that inspired the portrayal of Diagon Alley. Take in the majestic sight of Edinburgh Castle and drop by the cozy Elephant Café. As you sip on your drink in this cafe, imagine J.K. Rowling scribbling character names on a napkin and breathing life into the series right there! The tour concludes with a walk through the Old Town, giving you a taste of Edinburgh's rich history intertwined with the magical world of Harry Potter. The experience does not include meals but rest assured your curiosity and spirit will be well-fed. Children can partake for free, making it perfect for a magical family outing.

What to bring

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on this tour.

  • Bring along comfortable footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and an umbrella.

What's not allowed

  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: outside food and drinks, flash photography, and tripods.

Accessibility

  • This experience is accessible for wheelchair, pram, and stroller users.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Tron Kirk Market.

  • Address: 122 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is South Bridge. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 3, 29, 30, and more to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains ScotRail, CrossCountry, and more to get you there.

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