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The Potter Trail

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The Potter Trail
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Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour in Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans! You'll discover magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn...more
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30-34 Candlemaker Row | Greyfriars Bobby's Bar, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 7853 384535
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even though it was cold and windy Becky gave us a warm welcome and a great experience. Our potter mad kids (7 and 4 year olds) were captivated and didn't even complain about walking once. We were provided with loads of Rowling trivia and wizarding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday we went on a tour led by Gemma and both really enjoyed it. We’re not Potterheads as such, but have read the books/watched the films and were interested to find out more about how the city influenced the series. The tour was really informative,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank le1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started the year joining the Potter Trail guided by Becky who was absolutely brilliant. Despite the cold weather she manage to engage everyone of the very large group we were sharing lots of interesting stories and facts about Harry Potter and JK Rowling that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank xavigimeno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of 4 ,,,2 wizards 1 witch and 1 muggle ,,,great walk around tour which was very informative and light hearted ,,a bit anti- hufflepuff lol which suited our group ,saw some real places of interest just a step off the usual Royal mile trek...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful but cold tour with Richard. It was wonderful. For die hard Potterheads like ourselves we really enjoyed it. We even learnt a few things! Great sights to see - the graveyard was by far the peak of the tour just because...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a 'MUST do' if you're visiting Edinburgh for a short stay. Our guide was called Will and was very knowledgeable not only about Harry Potter trivia but also about Edinburgh history (and some tips on where to eat out!). He was articulate,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Charlie- he breathed life into the backstory of Rowling and the cold, dark graveyard that was home to Voldemort’s grave. Little touches kept us all entranced and even if you’re not a Potter fan (like myself) you’ll find his storytelling captivating. Can’t recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sazzers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was the highlight of our day! An interesting tour that is really made a 5/5 but the great tour guides that led us round. Funny, professional and informative. It’s a free tour too, but hopefully like us by the end you’ll feel the need to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WDHClendinning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guided by Charlotte for this Trail. She provided a wonderful and in depth inside into J.K Rowling's mind when writing the Harry Potter books. This walk provided a different insight and i enjoyed seeing the locations which you can tell inspired elements on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gabby R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the freezing weather we were greeted by a cheerful and enthusiastic tour guide (Richard), who immediately grabbed our attention from the first minute. I loved the fact we were given wands to immerse ourselves in the potterverse. Even non-potter fans would have a good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ally H
29 July 2018|
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Response from Richard D | Property representative |
Hi Ally, We have no content that I would consider spoilers. Perhaps a couple of references that she won't get but nothing that will ruin any plot points! Hope you manage to make it along. Thanks, Richard
26 April 2018|
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Response from nengfan | Reviewed this property |
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