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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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5 hours 15 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

How did JK Rowling craft such brilliant, memorable characters & how did she build such an enchanting 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 ≤ 7 Potterheads & squibs.
Combine this tour with a shop on Edinburgh’s Diagon & dinner in Nicolsons & it’s a rich day ϟ

What's Included

  • The museum of Scotland
  • The HQ of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Old Parliament Hall
  • NCP car park discount & tour collect
  • Flexible start: want to start later than 10? Cool! Message me after booking
  • Flexibility: message me who's coming, why the books are important to them, your preferred duration
  • Entry/Admission - The Potter Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Old Town
  • Guides pay heavily for group access to Greyfriars Kirkyard. A tip, say £50, would be handsome!
  • Potter guides & aspiring guides: please look elsewhere, I love you but I have too many "tributes"
  • Breakfast. We can pause for sandwiches to be eaten during the tour, but BREAKFAST IS KING

What To Expect

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Stop At: The Potter Tour, Edinburgh Scotland

Start point

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

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

Duration: 5 hours

The Location

Where To Go

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

Traveler pickup is offered
I can pick you up at your accommodation at your

Departure time

10:00 AM


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

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


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Written Reviews (10)

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Sam was brilliant! My 9...

132tsr | Oct 2020

Sam was brilliant! My 9 year old thoroughly enjoyed the tour! She had a great time. I would certainly recommend it

My complete Potterhead daughter and...

Rachelpine | Dec 2019

My complete Potterhead daughter and I attended this Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh as a reward for hard work on her 11+ exams. I cannot say enough about how much time and effort Sam puts into bringing the books to life, and really showing how JK

Sam was AMAZING! We...

smuty | Nov 2019

Sam was AMAZING! We did the tour with kids and adults, and he was great for both. His knowledge of JK Rowling is phenomenal. His creativity with the kids is astounding. He did speak a bit fast, but more to get in all the information and answer

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 7 go free.
  • There is a good amount of steps. People say it is a good workout. Wear comfortable waterproof shoes, gloves & hat; check the weather
  • 5¼ hours is a long time so BREAKFAST. Think everybody’s favourite Gameskeeper: if your feet haven’t swollen to baby Dolphins - keep shovelling!

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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

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