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The Potter Tour

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The longest, darkest Harry Potter tour from twice to 4 times longer. We dive deep into JK Rowling's biography to make her shine as a role model & includes more sights & fantastical connections. There's usually a complimentary chocolate frog at the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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H M General Register House 2 Princes Street | besides the statue of the Duke of Wellington on his horse, opposite the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 3YY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant tour. I booked it as a treat for my children and we weren't disappointed. Sam was excellent (thanks for the treats buddy), a knowledge guy that clearly loves what he does. Not only a great tour for Harry Potter fans, but a unique...More

Thank DimitrisA841
Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Dimitris, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a long, clear, cheerful review. It is a long walk, we need some dark wizard classes so we can fly around it. :) Best wishes x Sam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Sam came out to meet me even though I was the only one booked, which I didn't realise until the day but really appreciated - I'm sure lots of other tours wouldn't have done the same. I grew up with HP and while I...More

Thank Hihowareyou90
Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ah thanks so much Mel, I'm pleased you thought it worth it, it was like -2 degrees eh?! I watched Tom Felton's documentary Superfan last night, really very touching for a documentary. I got a bit jealous of the cosplay folk because they have a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my children, 11 and 12. Went with Sam on a awsome tour. It was full of facts, history and real talk about J.K. Rowling's past and how it all went and happend. We walked around the city, beautifull narrow street's, and short cut's...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review Tinna, May your wand never splinter and your ghoul seldom groan x Sam.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sam surpassed our expectations, delivering a fabulous Harry Potter tour! He was a cauldron of information and pulled surprises out of his knapsack to surprise and entertain. As a writer I appreciated his knowledge of JK Rowling and her writing process, and my teenagers loved...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cauldon of information, love it! Thank you. I'll put that up on my website as some point. Enjoy Inverness, the bike tour there looked really good, it stopped in their wee Botanic gardens.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We took the tour to learn more about Harry Potter and our expectations were more than fulfilled. I can only thank Sam for this magical experience. The little competition we held during the tour made things even better and the guide knew a lot about...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks so much anja, I've got a great cheesy smile on my face. I'll just shut my ears in an oven door to cure it. Long may your chimney smoke purple rings x Sam.

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Enjoy a fun and detailed tour with enthusiastic & energetic young guide Sam. In his wizarding robes he will firstly ask the Sorting Hat to find your Hogwarts house. Then a long and fast paced trot through cobbled streets, down winding alleys, nooks and crannies...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I used this on my website, thanks so much Jennifer x Sam.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Sam is the PERFECT guide for an Edinburgh Potter Adventure. From Diagon Alley to the grave sites that inspired character names, Sam knows his stuff is personable and lots of fun!! The 3 hours flew by!! Even if you only have a passing interest in...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thankyou so much, that's very kind. It's a magical time of year xx Sam.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The Duke of Wellington watched as the sorting hat decided which house each member was in as a prize of a chocolate coated frog awaits the winners. Setting off Sam takes the group to Diagon Alley past Dragons visiting the graves of Tom Riddle, Mrs...More

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Sam S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

LOL, this is a great summary thanks David. Yes port-keys, they mess with your stomach - I have to separate jumps by 3 hours, or I arrive covered in funny coloured liquid. It's quite smelly. x Sam.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Sam our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. So kind, informational, and personable. He took group pictures, took any questions, and even extended the tour to show us some hidden gems. He really loves what he does and it’s infectious. He walks SUPER fast, but in...More

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Samuel S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thankyou so much Jessica. Yes a Ukranian Ironbelly ate my legs and now I have enchanted wooden ones. They only know stop and Warp (I blame too much Star Trek, bless them). I may try binding them with a length of rope and see how...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was a fun experience for any fan of Harry Potter who is looking to see where J.K. Rowling to her inspiration. Our guide was excellent and was fun to walk around with. He kept a cheerful spirit despite the rain and the tour was...More

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Samuel S, Lesser Mugwump at The Potter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks so much Brittany. Edinburgh council is running a survey about how we want the city to be in 2050. I've submitted rain free. Maybe if we all point our wands at the sky together and say Evanesco, the rain clouds would vanish. Just have...More

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