The Potter Trail Private Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Founded in 2012, we are the original Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh. Our guides have the most experience of any tour company in Edinburgh and we are consistently rated most highly by visitors across all platforms. Booking a private tour with us will ensure the ultimate experience for Harry Potter fans as you'll be able to take the tour at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like! All of guides are trained comic performers so we can guarantee they will captivate and entertain you as well as impress with their extensive knowledge. We are also happy to customise this tour to suit you! We take on lots of bookings for hen parties and school groups and our guides are skilled at catering the tour content for any audience. Edinburgh is as magical to us as it is to JK Rowling and we hope this passion will inspire you too!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: The Potter Trail

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard

We begin our tour in the city's historic Greyfriars Kirkyard where JK Rowling spent a lot of time while writing the books. Here we'll see several names on gravestones that inspired characters in the series including William McGonagall and Thomas Riddell. From here we will also see two potential inspirations for Hogwarts in the form of George Heriot's School and Edinburgh Castle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At:

An area of the city named after Harry Potter? Surely not! See the place where she wrote much of the first book from here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Scotland

Some small connections here to Harry Potter but also a good location to talk about the Balmoral Hotel where JK Rowling finished the series.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

A cafe that promotes itself as the "Birthplace" of Harry Potter. We will explain why those inverted commas are very important...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

One of Edinburgh's most iconic streets, considered to be the real life Diagon Alley.

Duration: 5 minutes
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