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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

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

  • A peek inside JK Rowling's head. It's fairly big but leave only footprints
  • Spoilers, it explores JK's themes so is terrible for whetting appetites
  • 4 HOURS of Edinburgh's world heritage site, the Hogwartian half, the Old Town
  • NCP car park discount & tour collect
  • Escort to Rowling's beloved Nicolsons for lunch at the end if you wish
  • Resurrection stone. To revive the magic
  • Genocide: We're a local company compliant with Scottish law
  • Tips: Wizards aren't rich, unsurprisingly, help him out if you can afford to
  • Potter guides & aspiring guides: please look elsewhere, I love you but I have too many "tributes"
  • French: if your English is weak I am able to appoint a French guide, please contact me
  • Flexibility: due to the start point it's difficult to cut the tour short SEEK my 8hr Potterhead tour
  • Humility. Well OK. Why am I so bad @ Quidditch, it's so unfair. & Charms & Transfiguration & Potions
  • 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

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Balmoral, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, UK

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nicolsons Cafe, 6a Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DH, UK

Harry's maternity ward

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: McEwan Hall, Teviot Place Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG Scotland

See the fabulous hall where JK Rowling had a ball

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard,

The Location

Where To Go

1: Monumento a Wellington, Wellington, Edinburgh EH1 3YY, UK
2: NCP Edinburgh Holyrood Rd, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 9UL, UK


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

1: Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, UK
2: Nicolsons Cafe, 6a Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DH, UK
3: Victoria Street, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1, UK


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Written Reviews (24)

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This was probably one of...

cmart413 | Dec 2021

This was probably one of the best things on our trip. This tour is for REAL FANS. Our guide would be able to tailor it to kids and adults of any level of Harry Potter but if you are looking for some real knowledge, trivia, and education about the

Bring some extra time with...

Vacationer88455 | Dec 2021

Bring some extra time with you and sharpen your ears to hear the wizzard apprentice talking about HP and all things alike. Some games inn between to break the routine. Probably best HP tour in Edinburgh.

Very beautiful and detailed tour....

Valeria_T | Nov 2021

Very beautiful and detailed tour. I joined the tour with my friend. We felt we were visiting all the city. We enjoyed our guide, discovering more about Harry Potter and Rowling's life. The guide had funny hats and accessories and we took wonderful

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 I hope will inspire those ready to achieve more
  • 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
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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