Embark on the “Harry Potter Tour” in Edinburgh, a magical exploration where fantasy intertwines with the city’s historic streets. Discover the Edinburgh City Chambers, stepping into a realm where history meets enchantment. Wander Victoria Street, Edinburgh’s own Diagon Alley, brimming with quirky shops and cobbled charm. Visit The Elephant House Café, the famed ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter, and feel the pulse of creativity. Explore the eerie yet captivating Greyfriars Kirkyard, steeped in legends and Potter lore. Be awestruck by George Heriot’s School, the real-world Hogwarts, and revel in its architectural splendor. Immerse yourself in the literary history at Spoon Café and The Balmoral Hotel, where J.K. Rowling’s vision came to life. This tour is a spellbinding journey for Potterheads and history enthusiasts alike, offering a unique glimpse into the magical inspirations of Edinburgh.

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  • Experience the magic where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter.
  • Discover the connection between Hogwarts and Lauriston Place.
  • See Rowling's handprints and learn about character inspirations.


  • Professional local tour guide


  • Transportation

Route & Duration

2 hours
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    Edinburgh City Chambers

    Visit Edinburgh City Chambers and find fascinating history, outstanding architecture, a Hollywood-style plaque, a unique atmosphere, and many more!

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    Victoria Street

    Visit the historical Victoria Street and immerse yourself in the Harry Potter magic, admire impressive architecture, look for unique shops, such as the 'Aha Ha Ha!' and find many more fantastic attractions!

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    The Elephant House Café

    The Elephant House Café is the 'birthplace' of Harry Potter! Visit and immerse yourself in the magic that still lives in this place, see the impressive collection of various elephants, and feel the unique atmosphere that lies within the walls!

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    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Greyfriars Kirkyard is undoubtedly one of the most famous graveyards in the world that attracts visitors day and night! Visit and hear the heart-melting story of a little dog called Greyfriars Bobby, listen to some chilling legends about ghosts, and of course, don't miss out on this place's connection to Harry Potter!

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    George Heriot's School

    George Heriot's School is also called a mecca for Harry Potter fans! Visit and find outstanding Scots Renaissance architecture, unique decoration details, unique atmosphere, and fascinating history!

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    Spoon Café

    It is known that Spoon Café, whose large windows overlook the University of Edinburgh, inspired the famous J. K. Rowling to write most parts of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone book! Visit and immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere along with a unique interior!

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    The Balmoral Hotel

    Visit and admire the majestic clock tower, mesmerizing architecture and rich history of this hotel. The Balmoral Hotel is home to the room where author J.K. Rowling escaped to complete the final book of the Harry Potter series.

Meeting Point

The main entrance of Nicolson's Café (25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX, United Kingdom) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.