JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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JK Rowling... she’s sold a few books - what?!

✒ On this tour, we dive deep into her history. Learn to use failure as a springboard, be inspired, stay committed & conquer the world. Discover the events that moved her & the cafes which fueled her. Experience how, through a caffeine-charged imagination, a penniless single mother put a dent in the Muggle-verse.

◘ Learn the entire genesis of Potter, from lightning striking on a Manchester train to becoming a pillar of British culture & shaping generations.
◘ Reviewers say it’s a good introduction to our Hogwartian old town, discover fabulous gothic scenes off the Muggle-track, the stonework of Rowling's imagination.
◘ There’s magic, I never got my letter so I’m giving you yours.

✒ Darker than a prison of Azkaban cell, more brilliant than all the gold in Gringotts, 4 hours long for those with double the love. Stand on the shoulders of Rowling, Nimbus-charge your originality & drive; fill that aching Potter shaped hole inside ϟ

What's Included

4 HOURS of Edinburgh’s world heritage site, the Hogwartian half, the Old Town

A peek inside JK Rowling’s head. It’s fairly big but leave only footprints

All day parking cost £10, please contact me

Escort back to Edinburgh's 'Harry Potter' street at the end if you wish

Resurrection stone. To revive the magic

Spoilers, it explores JK’s themes so is terrible for whetting appetites

What's Not Included

And nobody likes me. The only person who likes me is Hermione. Jesus.

Breakfast. We can pause for sandwiches to be eaten during the tour, but BREAKFAST IS KING

Flexibility: due to the start point it’s difficult to cut the tour short SEEK my 8hr Potterhead tour

French. If your English is weak I am able to appoint a French guide, please contact me

Genocide: We’re a local company compliant with Scottish law

Humility. Well OK. Why am I so bad @ Quidditch, it’s so unfair. & Charms & Transfiguration & Potions

Kids who have not read the books. Buy them the books already. Meantime try potter trail instead

Potter guides & aspiring guides: please look elsewhere, I love you but I have too many "tributes"

This is a tour for those who've read & love the books. Squibs are there for true fan's ride

Tips: Wizards aren’t rich, unsurprisingly, help him out if you can afford to

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 7
  • YOUTH: Age: 8 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 59
  • SENIOR: Age: 60 - 99

Additional Info

  • 4 HOURS is a long time so BREAKFAST. Think everybody’s favourite Gameskeeper: if your feet haven’t swollen to baby Dolphins - keep shovelling!
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • NCP car park discount requires downloading & registering their ‘ParkPass’ app from a UK app store before entry
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 15 adults per tour, *in accordance with our law*. Masks on request. Some Edinburgh walking tours run by foreign multinationals are breaching our laws & proliferating COVID. Genocide. I'm local, I work for fans & myself, I care & mine's law-abiding. If yo
  • 5 km+ of up and down walking through Edinburgh’s hilly old town
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Many children have enjoyed the tour, however it’s based on Rowling’s rags to riches story & so is dark. The more difficulties a person has overcome, the more you can learn from them. This tour has darker stories from Rowling’s instructive biography, which
  • Not recommended for people requiring mobility aids, e.g. a stick, 6km of hilly walking is demanding. Contact me for a private 2⅓ hour broom or book my 5¼ hour “The Genius of Harry Potter” if you’re a pedagog
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • The tour is also based on the books, the books have some adult themes which I give credit too, because 'they're just children's books' annoys me. People who have just seen the movies may not be aware of these darker themes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The tour starts where Harry Potter died. (He might also have revived - *SPOILERS*).

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

McEwan Hall
See the fabulous hall where JK Rowling had a ball

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Greyfriars Kirkyard
JK Rowling has disowned this cemetery as an inspiration, we dig up the truth.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

George Heriot's School
JK Rowling insists this castled school isn't Hogwarts. So what is JK Rowling's connection? Why has she visited so many many times and why has it had such a profound impact on her life?

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Diagon House
We visit Victoria Street, Edinburgh's winding wizarding street and unpack its famed Harry Potter shops

• Admission Ticket Free

Mercat Cross
Where poverty & sovereignty meet. Or something.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Edinburgh City Chambers
We have at look at Rowling's Edinburgh Award

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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