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“Will's a Real Wizard!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail
Greyfriars Bobby's Bar, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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Ranked #21 of 270 Activities in Edinburgh
Type: Walking tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans! You'll discover magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about real-life witches and wizards in medieval Edinburgh. Even if you're not a Harry fan, there's still plenty to entertain you on this lively and atmospheric tour. Suitable for families.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Will's a Real Wizard!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My partner and I had a great tour with Will this monday. We had to email to request special accommodations as we would not be around for the weekend tours, and they were incredibly helpful in making it happen. His insider knowledge, performative spieling, and legitimate interest in the books and author made for a truly magical experience. I highly recommend this tour for anyone willing to suspend their muggle-ways, grab a wand, and experience the magic of Edinburgh. Truly stunning experience.

Thanks a tonne,
Spencer from Canada

Visited February 2013
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great tour with an excellent guide! Highly recommended! Best of all, it's free (but you should tip your robe wearing guide).

Visited February 2013
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Scotland
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“A fun walking tour in the rain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was a really fun 90 minutes. I know Edinburgh well, but had never explored Greyfriars Kirkyard before. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books, and there was a good balance of facts and educated guesswork.

It is advertised as free, but only a real meanie wouldn't make a donation at the end of such an entertaining tour.

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Fun and experiencing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My fellow travelers and I saw a flyer with information about the trail in our hostel and decided to go since we are all big fans. Plus it was free!
Really fun to see Edinburgh from a different view and to see all the places that have left a trail of Harry Potter. Our guide, Gemma, did a great job telling stories and facts, showing us around and it was extra fun since she brought wands and had dressed up.
Definitley worth your time!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Best thing to do outside in Edinburgh in January”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Thanks for the very very good tour

My girlfriend and I joined in on the first weekend in January, and we both really enjoyed the tour. I honestly don't think it could have been better. The tour guide (Becky) was a good balance of childish enthusiasm and knowledge, and the wands and sweets half way through were nice touches.

Visited January 2013
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