A life less narrow, the Genius of Harry Potter, private 5 ¼ hr tour ϟ

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Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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How did JK Rowling craft such brilliant, memorable characters & how did she build such a spell-binding world? Why are Britain’s most beloved novels so dark & troubled? What is Rowling & Harry’s relationship to Edinburgh?

➽ Enter the dim, forbidden section of Madam Pince’s library, break open a stiff dusty book & CRACK! The Portkey will transport you to Edinburgh, where a red-robed wizard will meet you for a winding journey through their cobbled fairy-tale Old Town, festooned with glittering stone palaces & mushroomed with soaring wizard towers; you'll shine a light into JK’s gilded brain.

➽ Long private tours curtail expensive quarantines & banish hassle. 5¼ hours gives us the freedom to cover more ground, more Potter inspirations & enter Rowling’s mindsets in rich detail. If you care about Harry Potter I’d love to show you around.

① Ticket reserves a tour for ≤ 5 Potterheads & squibs.
Combine this tour with a shop on Edinburgh’s Diagon & dinner in Nicolsons & it’s a rich day ϟ

What's Included

All day parking cost £10, please contact me

Flexibility: message me who’s coming, why the books are important to them, your preferred duration

Flexible start: want to start later than 10? Cool! Message me after booking

Old Parliament Hall

The HQ of the Royal Bank of Scotland

The museum of Scotland

What's Not Included

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

If your children haven’t read the books, please msg me & we’ll cut it to 3 hours

Parties where no-one has read the books. Book my shorter tour or Potter Trail

£50 Greyfriars Kirkyard restoration fee (mandatory)

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children under 7 go free
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please review » EXCLUSIONS
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 5¼ hours is a long time so BREAKFAST. Think everybody’s favourite Gameskeeper: if your feet haven’t swollen to baby Dolphins - keep shovelling!
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • There is a good amount of steps. People say it is a good workout. Wear comfortable waterproof shoes, gloves & hat; check the weather
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

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Edinburgh Old Town
JK Rowling said Edinburgh surely rubbed off on Harry Potter. We'll drink in the scenes & atmospheres that propelled a new world.

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