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Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

1. Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a Harry Potter-themed walking tour across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your house. Find out which Hogwarts House you’re in, and whether you’re a pure-blood, a muggle, or a squib. Visit the Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside City Chambers. See all this and more on a magical guided tour.

Edinburgh: The Witches Tour

2. Edinburgh: The Witches Tour

Learn all about the witches of Edinburgh on an immersive tour that explores how witchcraft was used in the city from 1590 until 1690. Follow your guide to some of Edinburgh's most mysterious sites and learn more about the city's most famous witches. Hear how and why they become witches and how they were treated by others. Journey through the supernatural and discover how they practiced their craft. Visit the site where most of them met their fate, see the city's oldest wicca shop and encounter some of the spooky wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh: Heart Of Old Town Walking Tour

3. Edinburgh: Heart Of Old Town Walking Tour

See the magical side of Edinburgh with a guided walking tour of the city's historical Old Town. Explore the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and the Grassmarket. Say a special hello to a city legend, and head down the Royal Mile to discover hidden gems. Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of Scotland and get introduced to the tour route. Explore the museum's history and then move on to the fascinating Greyfiars Kirkyard. Here, discover Edinburgh's truly amazing story and feel the spirit of the city radiate from this place. Make a special visit to the lovely Bobby, a small-sized dog and city legend, that makes for a perfect selfie spot. Venture next to the Grassmarket, which recalls a certain Harry Potter alleyway, and browse the themed shops that lead up to the castle. Take in panoramic views and learn interesting historical facts before strolling down the Royal Mile to discover a hidden gem, The Writers Museum. Afterward, take some time to admire the David Hume statue before finishing the tour at St. Giles Cathedral.

Edinburgh: Private Harry Potter Tour in French & English

4. Edinburgh: Private Harry Potter Tour in French & English

Take a Harry Potter guided walking tour through Edinburgh. Discover the places and stories behind the magic. Experience the parts of Edinburgh which gave JK Rowling the inspiration to write the popular Harry Potter series. Meet your guide and start your wizarding adventure. Follow in Rowling's footsteps. Learn anecdotes about the Harry Potter series and the life of the author. Let your guide reveal the hidden spots in the city that are strikingly similar to the world built in the books.

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This tour takes a couple of hours and is a walking tour through the main places where J.K Rowlings took inspiration for her settings and her characters. The tour mainly focuses on Greyfriars Kyrkyard, Market Square and The Elephant House's nearbies. It is really interesting to have insights on the writer's life, the history of how Harry Potter was born and have a visual impact on how one of the most best selling novels was made into something influencing our lives!

We had a great, entertaining and fun tour with Lisa. A lot of information about Harry Potter and Edinburgh exceeded our expectations. We can only recommend the tour, especially for German-speaking interested parties. Greetings again to "Galaxy", Astrid and Mark

We had a great time on the Harry Potter tour with Kieran. The quiz was fun and the youngest member of the party was super happy to be on the winning team! A highly recommended Edinburgh activity for anyone interested in Harry Potter or the city’s history in general.

It was a good tour filled with lots of information. Wear good walking shoes because some of the walk ways are uneven and there are hills.

Chatty guide. DEEP knowledge of Harry & friends. Strong speaking voice. Good pacing for ALL ages. Fun facts!