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The Potter Trail Private Tour provided by The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail Private Tour

The Potter Trail Private Tour
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About
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!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 257432P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Please bring something that you can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand shaped - a pen or umbrella will work well!
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Greyfriars Bobby Statue, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, UK All of our guides can be distinguished by our black cloaks!
  • Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1, UK We end on the raised section of Victoria Street known as Victoria Terrace, a 2 minute walk from our starting location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Please bring something that you can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand shaped - a pen or umbrella will work well!
Departure details
  • Greyfriars Bobby Statue, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, UK All of our guides can be distinguished by our black cloaks!
  • Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1, UK We end on the raised section of Victoria Street known as Victoria Terrace, a 2 minute walk from our starting location.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1, UK We end on the raised section of Victoria Street known as Victoria Terrace, a 2 minute walk from our starting location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jun 2020
A note from The Potter Trail Private Tour
Usually we would be handing out handmade wands during these tours but that will no longer be happening. Instead visitors are encouraged to bring something they can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand-shaped - a pen or an umbrella will work well!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Greyfriars Bobby Statue
    Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, UK
    All of our guides can be distinguished by our black cloaks!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Potterrow
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Spoon
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    National Museum of Scotland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Elephant House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Victoria Street
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Victoria Terrace
    Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1, UK
    We end on the raised section of Victoria Street known as Victoria Terrace, a 2 minute walk from our starting location.
    See address & details
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Garry C
1 contribution
Highly recommend.
Oct 2021 • Family
Richard was fantastic, would recommend the tour to all.
Richard was engaging and enthusiastic making the tour one of the best we have been on during our stay.
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carolime
London, UK28 contributions
Must do for all Potter fans!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time on our Potter Trail walking tour this afternoon. Our guide, Caroline, was fantastic and truly brought the magic to life. I am a Harry Potter super fan, and Caroline provided facts and anecdotes that even I didn’t know! Highly recommended for Potter fans of all ages!
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

allison f
1 contribution
Awesome!
Oct 2021 • Solo
Guides were very knowledgeable and made the tour one of my favorite parts of my trip. 10/10 would recommend!
Written 14 October 2021
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Lori C
8 contributions
Definitely worth the time !
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fun tour with lots of interesting facts and stops. Our guide was interactive and very informed. Heads up if it's raining since some spots can be a bit muddy - careful with the shoes you wear !
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

andme43
Wirral, UK4 contributions
Harry Potter tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Despite the rain, Alex, our tour guide brightened the day with his humour and banter. He engaged brilliantly with the group and gave us a fabulously witty and knowledgeable experience. Very informative. A good walking pace, giving time for people to enjoy each aspect of the tour with ease. Made sure everyone was ready before he spoke. A true thespian who struggled on despite his sore throat. We loved it.
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shazzer1961
Gloucester, UK8 contributions
A great informative tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
Very enjoyable tour, Alex was informative, funny, engaging and full of energy, even though he had a sore throat! I learnt lots and had fun, especially saying a spell at the traffic lights so we could change them! It worked too, amazing! 😃
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica M
1 contribution
Great Guide!!
Oct 2021 • Solo
Alex was amazing!! He was funny, knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys what he does. Perfect activity for Potter fans, was a great tour!
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jivebanana
Coulsdon, UK552 contributions
For Potter fans - the ultimate experience
Thus was the best organised tour we did in Edinburgh and was so much fun. Caroline, our wizarding guide messaged us on the morning of our tour to check that we knew where to meet and check we were still joining. It was evident how much she was invested in Harry Potter by how much she knew and she made the whole event totally enjoyable. Imagine a load of grown adults waving an array of long implements in the air whilst chanting spells much to the amusement of passers-by and you get the essence of this tour. No spoilers but you really get an insight into the world of JKRowling and the links with all the Harry Potter characters, books and films throughout Edinburgh. Not to be missed if you are a Potter fan. Totally suitable for children as well.
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travellernorthern
35 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was the best tour out of all the other tours we'd done. Our guide was Will and he was so knowledgeable on all things Harry Potter.
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Written 30 September 2021
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nish714
Birmingham, UK23 contributions
Great for a Potterhead
Sep 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyed our tour with Sam! I’m a massive Harry Potter fan, would say it’s a must do while in Edinburgh if you’re a fan! I’d say it’s more suited towards older kids/adults due to the nature of it being a walking tour.
Written 29 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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BenPoulpi
BenPoulpi
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Amazing Harry Potter tour!
I went to the Free Potter Trail twice already through the years and it’s always a good time! The team is amazing an
N42SJmariel
N42SJmariel
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Potter fun
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour today with Alex. Our children aged 10 and 6 said it was the best part of the day and
LAFB29
LAFB29
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Fantastic Harry Potter walking tour
First class and very informative, Alex was brilliant and very knowledgable on the books and the history behind the
O8512TZgemmac
O8512TZgemmac
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Fantastic tour!
Great tour - just the right length and a must do for potter fans! Lots of inside knowledge into the inspiration beh
HelenB4126
HelenB4126
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Brilliant
Great tour for any Harry Potter fan. Our guide was Alex who was brilliant and showed us parts of Edinburgh we may h
CLomax96
CLomax96
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The Potter Trail
We joined the tour at Greyfriars Bobby, and our tour guide, Alex really made the tour come to life with his jokes a
E4561UGlouised
E4561UGlouised
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Lots of fun and facts
Caroline was a great guide - very knowledgeable and obviously a fan. Interesting to see where JK Rowling found her
Dinnerwithdad
Dinnerwithdad
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Wow! A must for any Harry Potter fans. Fabulous and informative.
Went on the free Potter Trail walking tour with Caroline today. Wow what a fabulous lady and tour. I am an avid Po
Seaside10298679506
Seaside10298679506
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Great value tour
Really good tour for Harry Potter fans looking to see where JK Rowling got her inspiration for the books. We took t
Ambercook101
Ambercook101
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Great tour
Not too much walking, but interesting stops. Caroline was an excellent and enthusiastic guide. Good introduction to
dewidepewii
dewidepewii
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Must do your for HP fans
Excellent tour. Learned a lot about the places and names Rowling was inspired by and the tour guide was a really go
melindap257
melindap257
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Fun donation based tour!
Great, fun tour! We were running late and Will was communicative about where the group would be. His tour was witty
725zoel
725zoel
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Just a magical experience!
All we can say is THANK YOU to Charlie! The tour was everything a HP fan would want & for my husband who isn't as m
Dons_missus
Dons_missus
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Absolutely fantastic!
We had the best time on this tour. Our guide Charlie was so enthusiastic, friendly and full of knowledge I could ha
LiamW848
LiamW848
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Magical Tour!
A brilliant 90 minutes that my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed! The free tour was informative and well though
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