The Most Nerdy Things To Do In Edinburgh, UK

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Tori Chalmers

There’s nothing more liberating than freeing yourself from the confines of the status quo and ‘nerding out’ over the things you love. If fractals take your fancy and graphic novels rock your world, Edinburgh is open to it all. Here, we give you the most wonderfully nerdy things to do in Scotland’s capital. And for the record, ‘counter cultural’ is the new cool.

1. Step into Edinburgh’s own Diagon Alley via The Potter Trail

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Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, those with a penchant for all things Harry Potter will no doubt nerd out over The Potter Trail, a free walking tour with character. Pit stops provide fans the same inspiration that touched J.K. Rowling and led her to create the iconic characters and scenes adored by millions. Voldemort’s grave, the very site where J.K. Rowling first put pen to paper for The Philosopher’s Stone, a myriad of fascinating HP facts and true historical accounts of witchcraft and wizardry in medieval Edinburgh are just a few of the magical highlights.

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