The Potter Trail Private Tour

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From $43.36

830 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Founded in 2012, we are the original Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh. Our guides have the most experience of any tour company in Edinburgh and we are consistently rated most highly by visitors across all platforms.

Booking a private tour with us will ensure the ultimate experience for Harry Potter fans as you'll be able to take the tour at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like!

All of guides are trained comic performers so we can guarantee they will captivate and entertain you as well as impress with their extensive knowledge.

We are also happy to customise this tour to suit you! We take on lots of bookings for hen parties and school groups and our guides are skilled at catering the tour content for any audience.

Edinburgh is as magical to us as it is to JK Rowling and we hope this passion will inspire you too!

What's Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 100

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Is the tour suitable for children under 7 years old?
  • Service animals allowed
  • Usually we would be handing out handmade wands during these tours but that will no longer be happening. Instead visitors are encouraged to bring something they can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand-shaped - a pen or an umbrella will work we

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

Greyfriars Kirkyard
We begin our tour in the city's historic Greyfriars Kirkyard where JK Rowling spent a lot of time while writing the books. Here we'll see several names on gravestones that inspired characters in the series including William McGonagall and Thomas Riddell.

From here we will also see two potential inspirations for Hogwarts in the form of George Heriot's School and Edinburgh Castle.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

An area of the city named after Harry Potter? Surely not! See the place where she wrote much of the first book from here.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Museum of Scotland
Some small connections here to Harry Potter but also a good location to talk about the Balmoral Hotel where JK Rowling finished the series.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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