Private Tour Inspired by Harry Potter's Wizarding World

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From $192.01

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the beautiful city of Edinburgh with its Gothic architecture, spooky graveyards, and cozy cafes that would inspire a young, unknown author with a big idea!

On this Harry Potter-inspired tour of Edinburgh, you’ll learn about J.K.Rowling’s inspiring rags-to-riches story, and see where she conjured the magical Wizarding World throughout the city. Begin at the Balmoral Hotel where she finished writing the series with the novel the Deathly Hallows. Wander up Victoria Street and the Grassmarket area – perhaps the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Visit the spooky Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, and see the original Tom Riddle grave!

Visit the Edinburgh City Chambers, where you’ll see the handprints and signature of J.K. Rowling, and pass by the McEwan Hall where she was awarded an honorary degree by Edinburgh University. Your tour ends where it all began, outside the location where Nicholson's cafe once stood and where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter!

What's Included

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group

Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

Scottish whisky ice cream or butter brew flavour if available (1 per guest)

What's Not Included

Additional food and drink


Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point

Transportation throughout experience

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Meet your tour guide outside the exclusive Balmoral Hotel where J.K.Rowling finished writing the last book in the series, the Deathly Hallows. Stop by Museum Context, aka Diagon House, a shop selling all things related to Harry Potter from wands to broomsticks to stuffed Hedwigs and Harry Potter T-shirts as well as a variety of other magical goodies.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Edinburgh City Chambers
Walk up to Edinburgh City Chambers to see J.K.Rowling’s handprints and signature, and pause at the Heart of Midlothian mosaic where Edinburgh Old Town begins to hear how Edinburgh influenced the author - and the impact J. K. Rowling has had on the city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Writers' Museum
Pass by the Writers' Museum, where the first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / Philosopher’s Stone that was illustrated by J.K. Rowling went on public display.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Greyfriars Kirkyard
Enjoy a famously delicious Langshaw Farmhouse Scottish whisky ice cream on us! Visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard after your icecream break, where several of the most prominent names in the series seem to have originated, including Riddle, Moodie and McGonagall.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

George Heriot's School
Admire the medieval gothic architecture and house names of Edinburgh’s George Heriot's School, does it remind you of… Hogwarts?

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

McEwan Hall
Stop outside the McEwan Hall - the graduation venue for the University of Edinburgh, and where J.K.Rowling received her honorary degree.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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