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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh
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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

By See Your City
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About
Give your Edinburgh sightseeing a Harry Potter themed twist by going on this exciting tour with a Harry Potter enthusiast guide. Visit places that inspired J. K. Rowling to create the world-renowned books, and discover filming locations that featured in the movies. It’s a great way to tick off top Edinburgh sights such as the Royal Mile, while learning Harry Potter-related stories that you likely wouldn’t discover otherwise.
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Duration: 2h
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Highlights
  • Find out which places in Edinburgh inspired Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling
  • Pass by lots of top Edinburgh sights, including Edinburgh Castle
  • Go to filming locations such as the resting place of Lord Voldemort
  • Enjoy Harry Potter gossip, trivia, and stories about the filming

  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • William Chambers Monument, 45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
    Departure Point: By the William Chambers Monument on Chambers Street Address: William Chambers Monument 45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF Directions: Next to the National Museum Entrance Dates: See Availability Return point: Royal Mile, Old Town
End:
  • Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49063P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • There is approximately 1.5 miles walking, at an easy pace
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible, although there are many hills
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    William Chambers Monument
    45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
    Departure Point: By the William Chambers Monument on Chambers Street Address: William Chambers Monument 45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF Directions: Next to the National Museum Entrance Dates: See Availability Return point: Royal Mile, Old Town
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Edinburgh Castle
  • You'll end at
    Royal Mile
    Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    See address & details
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    Excellent and Fun Harry Potter Tour
    Thoroughly enjoyed, Ellie made it good fun, lighthearted with lots of jokes and fun facts about both Harry Potter and York. Perfect for all ages!
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    A fun, creative, and different tour—tasty, too!
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    Written 24 February 2024
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    Recommend to all the Harry potter fans
    This tour was the best!! Kieran created a unique Edinburgh / Harry Potter atmosphere and the quiz was super awesome! Kieran is awesome guide, cause he is also a HP fan, which makes experience unforgettable. Everyone got sorted to a house and we were earning points. We visited grave yard, Tom Riddle grave, diagon alley and many many other places.
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    Fun and Informative
    Alex was an amazing guide!! We learned quite a lot of new informations and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Harry Potter !
    Written 20 February 2024
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    Royal mile
    Very good tour the tour guider was very amazing his name is Kieran lovery Harry Potter knowledge and very nice person !!!
    Written 19 February 2024
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    Great experience!
    Xander was amazing very passionate about his job and cheese. He was very friendly. The tour was a nice experience cheeses were tasty and the staff at George Mewes was very friendly too. I am not going to spoil but there is one very interesting cheese that you will be able to try!😉
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    The perfect Potterhead tour
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    Fantastic Guide, Great Tour.
    Marvin was fantastic, the information he gave was excellent. He was friendly, interactive, very knowledgeable, and didn't mind answering any questions we had. I definitely recommend this tour.
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    Best Harry Potter walk I’ve been on
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    Great afternoon for all ages.
    Interesting walk with engaging guide. Was great to see the film clips at the various locations. Would highly recommend. Thanks to Luke our guide.
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    Cheese taste tour
    Really interesting tour giving an incite into lots of different cheeses that we have never heard of or tasted. The guide chose a great selection of cheese and was very knowledgeable about the cheese and Scottish history. Well worth it.
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    A must for Harry Potter fans when visiting London
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Mar 2020 • Couples
Our hostess was Monique and she was a font of knowledge on our walk around Edinburgh old town. She shared not only information about the JK Rowling novels but also about historical Edinburgh itself. We found the tour very informative. She certainly knew her stuff about Harry Potter and her passion and enthusiasm were infectious. Highly recommend this tour and Thankyou Monique
Written 11 March 2020
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Thank you so much for your review and recommendation, we are delighted to hear that you had fun!
Written 16 November 2021
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Sreehari Nair
Hamilton, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was a really great experience with dear Sam being the tour guide. He was one of the best of the lot, taking time to explain all the secrets behind how J.K Rowling would come and visit the GreyFrair's kirk and how she got most of the names of most of the characters mainly Tom Riddle as well as Prof. McGonagall. I would definitely recommend him as one of the best to have a totally wizarding experience with him treating you like real witches and wizards and making you do magic all the way 😅😁 a truly wonderful experience 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Written 18 January 2020
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Justine F
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK80 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Really enjoyed myself today. I've come for a long weekend solo trip/mini holiday to Edinburgh and found this tour online for a bargain.

As the tour states none of the films where filmed here so this is about the backstory of how J.K Rowling created Harry Potter as she was living here when she write and finished the books. But the tour is very interesting and you get plenty of stop breaks during the tour so you weren't walking non-stop. 2 hours may seem a lot for a walking tour but it went by pretty quick because it was fun.

Our Tour guide Monique was really knowledgeable and being a true Potterhead she was really enthusiastic which just added to the experience.

I also appreciated how she took the time out to speak to me one to one especially as I came alone. This was a lobely added touch.

She was willing to help with any directions, gave us good tips on where to eat and drink and take photos of people. She took a momento photos of us at the end which will be posted on the Instagram page.

Included in the tour was a fun quiz to test us on our knowledge and we had to pick our Hogwarts Houses then collect house points by answering the trivia questions.

I would very much recommend this tour to those interested to learn more about the History of how Harry Potter was created. As well as intriguing facts you may now have known about the wizarding world and certain Easter eggs in the books/films. I certainly learn a good few things.

Thank you Monique 😊 for a special day and to See Your City for creating this fantastic tour 😃
Written 16 April 2022
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Garion
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Aug 2021 • Couples
Wow, Monique absolutely blew us away. This is a must for any Harry Potter fan, and especially so if you're a fan of the books. Monique also threw in some additional Edinburgh info for those who weren't big on the wizarding world.
For £12 I wouldn't have been upset if the tour was half the length. For what we got I'd happily say it was worth £20-25 per person
Written 21 August 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so happy that you were able to enjoy your time and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 16 November 2021
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OnAir644809
3 contributions
Sept 2021 • Family
We were left completely disappointed as our tour guide didn’t show up! We waited over 30mins in the allocated pick up location. We couldn’t get through to the office number after several attempts and after finally speaking the booking agent they advised us to move to another location and someone would collect us. A further 40mins later no one arrived! Our day out in Edinburgh was ruined as we had very limited time in the city. Having booked this for a family of 7 I wouldn’t recommend this tour unless you want to be left disappointed. I have had no contact from the company to offer an apology or even to tell us what the issue was. We have requested a refund via our booking agent.
Written 15 September 2021
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Hi there, We are sorry to hear about this issue and any inconvenience it may have caused, if you would like to speak further on this issue, please feel free to email frankie@seeyour.city.
Written 16 November 2021
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Louise Lawlor
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Sept 2022 • Friends
My friend and I did the Harry Potter tour with Kieran as our guide. From beginning to end and throughout, Kieran was outstanding.

He made the tour incredibly engaging and interactive and really communicated with the group. He even took the time between stops to engage with everyone present which was lovely to see.

Kieran was very knowledgeable and had loads of interesting facts and funny jokes. He was also very considerate of younger Harry Potter fans on the tour and gave them opportunity and encouragement to take part in the quiz answers.

We were so happy to have had Kieran as our guide and would recommend this tour to anyone looking to spend a fun couple of hours in Edinburgh.

Louise and Anna
Written 23 September 2022
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Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with Kieran! Thank you so much for being part of this tour.
Written 24 September 2022
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Nini Soerensen
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I got guided by Monique, which was an incredible experience. She was very informative and quite funny at the same time, gave us great recommendations throughout the entire tour also. I would a hundred percent recommend this tour, and if you can, get your hands on Monique for an even more interesting tour by a true Harry Potter fan.
Written 11 February 2020
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Alisonrobins72
Manchester, UK10 contributions
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Monique was brilliant. She was able to give us so much information about Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling but also about Edinburgh itself in a really engaging way. Myself and my 11 year old thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you Monique
Written 19 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your review and recommendation, glad you enjoyed it!
Written 30 November 2021
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Eileen L
5 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Kieran was the best guide I have ever had on a tour. He engaged everyone on the tour, shared an incredible vault of Harry Potter knowledge, stopped to talk to the group in a way that everyone could hear and see. During walking time he talked with individual people and showed an interest in them. His accent is very thick but I had no trouble understanding him and I am deaf (wear hearing aids). I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. Hopefully you are lucky enough to have Kieran as your guide.
Written 11 May 2022
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alexandralouiseb2015
Sheffield, UK11 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
From the moment I’d decided to visit Edinburgh, a Harry Potter tour was on my list. Boy, it lived up to all expectations and more. Our guide for the morning was the wonderful Kieran who was the epitome of what it means to be a fantastic tour guide. Enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgable, friendly & welcoming. He kept the whole group engaged throughout the two hour tour, testing our Harry Potter knowledge and pitting the four houses against each other (before we set off on the tour, we were sorted into houses). I thought I was a bit of a Harry Potter nerd before the tour, but I learnt even more from Kieran and found the whole tour fascinating. 100% recommend! :)
Written 11 May 2022
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