Scottish Highlands and Hogwarts Express Tour from Edinburgh

362 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 13.5 hr

Escape the city for the day by coach and follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter. Scotland has played a huge part in the story of Harry Potter, from the scenic filming locations and inspiring architecture to the coffee shop where J.K. Rowling is said to have written the first novel. Riding the Jacobite Steam Train is a bucket-list experience for any traveller, but even more so for Harry Potter fans who know that they are in fact boarding the Hogwarts’ Express! Our passionate guides will immerse you in all the magic of Harry Potter, plus the real-life beauty and history of Scotland. Disclaimer: This Tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Highland Explorer Tours Ltd

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Forth Bridge

Depart the city and journey north towards the Highlands, past the magnificent Forth Bridge

Stop At: Pitlochry

We make our first stop in Pitlochry, a picturesque Highland village. Why not treat yourself to a coffee and pastry from one of the local cafes and enjoy a stroll through the charming streets before our journey takes us further north.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glenfinnan

We stop in Glenfinnan where we get our first glimpse at the world-famous Viaduct and the stunning Loch Shiel, both recognisable from Harry Potter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mallaig

We arrive in Mallaig, the starting point of our Jacobite Steam Train journey. Mallaig is known for being a fishing village, so take the opportunity to sample some fish and chips before the train departs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct

Time to board the train! A bucket-list item for many, the Jacobite Steam Train boasts incredible views of Scotland’s natural beauty. Sit back, relax and lose yourself in the Hogwarts experience.

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe

En route back to Edinburgh, we visit Scotland’s most dramatic landscape, Glencoe, which was used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in Harry Potter. Your guide will also regale you with the real, heart-breaking history of the glen.

Duration: 15 minutes
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