The Potter Trail
The Potter Trail
5
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
About
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 a spell or two along the way... Even if you're not a Harry fan, there's still plenty to entertain you on this lively and atmospheric tour. Suitable for families, although we would recommend a minimum age of 7 to get the most out of the experience. Our tour is free to join but does now require booking via our website. We also run private tours which can booked through Viator or through our website and you can even now book a virtual version of our tour from anywhere in the world! Our tours are currently running live in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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keelybarr
Oxford, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Becky was a fantastic tour guide, very knowledgeable, personable and lots of fun! We thoroughly enjoyed the Walking Tour and learned even more than we already knew! Highly recommend ✨
Written 29 February 2024
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Sofía Abad
Lima, Peru3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The tour was amazing! I really recommend to take this tour, they have also a free tour and they are the best people with a lot of energy and so kind. They tell you a lot of history and a lot of Harry Potter things.
Written 26 February 2024
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Andrei G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The tour was just brilliant! And Charlie was an absolute star! My 11 year old son loved it and I enjoyed it too. Many thanks
Written 25 February 2024
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mabie2010
London, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Charlie was a brilliant tour guide, informative and funny. The tour worked very well for our three generations aged 6 to 76, with different levels of knowledge of HP... Interesting insights into the history of Edinburgh, the life of JK Rowling and the HP books. Brilliant, highly recommend it!
Written 23 February 2024
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Kimberley S
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Becky was a great tour guide, very friendly, funny, and easy to chat to. She gave lots of new and true information about JK Rowling and the Harry Potter Series. Everyone who visits Edinburgh should go on this!
Written 22 February 2024
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Hemin
Gateshead, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
So much great
It was mixed with history and we even got to find out where JK Rowling wrote her books no spoilers

10/10 A must try
Written 21 February 2024
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Pearl M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We came to Edinburgh for 4 days and were so glad we did this tour. Both Alistair and Becky were so friendly and knowledgeable. It's not just for kids... We're in our 50's (on the outside) and really enjoyed our time on the Potter trail. Thank you so much for all your research, dedication and enthusiasm... And especially for the new secret spell! X
Written 20 February 2024
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Road34826940348
Leicester, UK0 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely wonderful. My 2 kids are autistic and have adhd, our guide Alistair engaged my daughter on a brilliant level, she was able to reel off her knowledge and he asked her questions which she loved answering. My little one got quite tired and sore feet so he picked up on that and we went on a quicker route. It was personable, interesting and very entertaining! Thank you so much
Written 20 February 2024
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Charlotte Wall
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Alastair was an amazing tour guide, sharing a wealth of information not only about Harry Potter and J K Rowling, but about Edinburgh itself. He kept the kids entertained (11, 8 and 6)
Some healthy competition topped off the tour. Would absolutely recommend.
Written 20 February 2024
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MrsC
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The tour was great and our guide Colin was informative, light hearted and made it fun. (His McGonnagal impression particularly good!) The children (and me!) enjoyed the interactive elements - sorting into our houses and winning points for our house. 90 minutes flew by, and well worth paying for at the end.
Written 19 February 2024
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