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Edinburgh: Harry Potter-Themed Tour

Discover the magical atmosphere of the city through the eyes of J. K. Rowling

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This tour is available in new WeGoTrip app

Edinburgh City Chambers

Start point of the tour

1.5 – 2 hours

approx. duration

4 km

Approximate tour distance


Language of the tour


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Start at any time after purchase
Buy for 8.00

Price for the tour


Great emotions only

If you do not like it, we will refund the money. More info

What's tour about

Experience a little magic on a 2-hour walking tour of Edinburgh that is perfect for all Harry Potter fans. Learn all the stories and secrets behind the best selling books by J. K. Rowling in the city where she wrote them.
Visit the original sites that provided the inspiration for Hogwarts and the characters who dwelled within its magical walls. Stroll along the High Street to see where Diagon Alley came to life and visit the graveyard where Lord Voldemort is buried. See the original Hogwarts School, and look at a virtual school assembly of its characters! You'll have a chance to prepare magical potions and taste butterbeer, visit the places where Joanne Rowling enjoyed to write her books and see her handprints immortalized in stone.
The tour will finish at a symbolic place — near the Balmoral Hotel where J. K. Rowling finished the final Harry Potter book.


During this tour you are going to see
— Joanne Rowling's handprints
— The Writers' Museum
— Edinburgh Castle
— "Diagon Alley" of Edinburgh
— The place where Rowling wrote parts of the very first Harry Potter book
— "The Elephant House" where she used to write the following books
— "The Dog House" where you can try butterbeer
— The Balmoral Hotel where Joanne Rowling finished the final book
— And a lot more!

Start at Edinburgh City Chambers

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

Surprise Me Only those who wander, find new paths

Do you want to go on self-guided tour?

Don't be dependent on a guide or a group tour

Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

All content in your language

Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Discover the magical atmosphere of the city through the eyes of J. K. Rowling

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