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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

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    Pass By: Frankie & Benny's, 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

    Your Harry Potter walking tour begins outside Frankie and Benny’s at 130 High Street.

    Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Old town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

    Come and experience a little magic with us!

    You might already know that J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter in Edinburgh, and on this special Harry Potter Walking Tour we'll show you which sites were her inspiration for Hogwarts and the characters who dwelled within its magical walls.

    See where Diagon Alley came to life, and where Lord Voldemort is buried, see the original Hogwarts school, as well as a virtual school assembly of its characters, and learn how Edinburgh’s own dark history of witches and wizards played a role in inspiring Rowling herself.

    On this 2-hour* Harry Potter Walking Tour of Edinburgh we cover:
    • The inspiration for the Diagon Alley
    • Lord Voldemort’s burial place
    • The original Hogwarts School
    • Cafes and hotel where J.K Rowling wrote her books
    • Origins of Harry Potter
    • The inspiration for Quidditch

    …and much more!


    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a great time reviewing the actual inspiration behind J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series with our tour guide, Australian David. He was very engaging and was definitely very knowledgeable about the events and timeline behind those inspirations. Will definitely recommend signing up for this...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank shasankshrestha
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Was a lovely tour with the hung lady full of fun facts and you could see her passion for Harry Potter boools ! So glad we got to see the tour as there were many places we would not have know about! I would highly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ayshawander
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Went with my teenage daughter and we had a very good time. Highly recommended for Harry Potter fans.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank siljanstefani
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had an amazing time walking down JK Rowling’s inspiration Edinburgh with our guide “Australian” David. We are a family of four ranging from 70 to 9 and all of us enjoyed David’s warm and engaging tour ... definitely a must do !

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AnitaGeorge-Sen
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Beware my fellow Harry Potter enthusiasts, there's a fair chance that you will be disappointed. The tour guide was a no show, we along with two other families were waiting for more than half an hour, only to give up. Of it was cancelled, none...More

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    simon b
    August 20, 2019|
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    Response from Rosalind373 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes it does! Both Edinburgh castle and the George Heriot school were buildings that inspired Hogwarts and you get to walk past parts of both. With the school, you don't go in (probably for safeguarding reasons) but you can... More
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    Response from FerrisVBall | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry, that platform is in London, not Edinburgh.
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    July 29, 2019|
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    Response from brendalyngaeta | Reviewed this property |
    So sorry. I have no idea. I think the tour company has an office. Maybe call or write them?
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