Embark on Edinburgh’s cultural journey, where every step tells a story. Discover Greyfriars Kirkyard, a hauntingly beautiful inspiration for Harry Potter. Marvel at Potterrow’s architectural wonder and reflect outside the once vibrant Cafe “Spoon,” a significant landmark in J.K. Rowling’s writing journey. Peek into the National Museum of Scotland’s rich heritage, and feel the magic at The Elephant House, where Harry Potter’s world was partially born. Conclude on the picturesque Victoria Street, a feast for the eyes and a muse for the creative soul. This tour invites you to weave your narrative into Edinburgh’s rich tapestry of history and imagination.

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  • Explore the literary heritage of Edinburgh.
  • Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard for Harry Potter name inspirations.
  • Experience Harry Potter's "birthplace" at The Elephant House.


  • Professional local tour guide services

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Greyfriars Kirkyard

    Often called 'the most haunted cemetary in Edinburgh", Greyfriars Kirkyard gives its visitors chills. During your visit, you will hear all about its spooky history and will learn about its ties to the famous Harry Potter novels.

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    You will stop by a modern union complex called Potterow. The most impressive feature is an open dome area that provides a sun-lit space where students can study or relax. (Outside visit)

  • 3

    Cafe "Spoon"

    Pass by the site of the former Cafe "Spoon," where J.K. Rowling began the Harry Potter series. Though now closed, its legacy as a cradle of creativity endures.

  • 4

    National Museum of Scotland

    Stop by one of UK's top attractions. Through the guide's storytelling learn about history, nature, and culture of Scotland. (Outside visit)

  • 5

    The Elephant House

    Stop by the place where British author JK Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books. The cafe is often called the “birthplace of Harry Potter”, and one of the earliest interviews with the famous author was conducted in The Elephant House.

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    Victoria Street

    Stroll down the photogenic Victoria Street and admire its gentle curve and colourful shopfronts. It is one of Edinburgh's most iconic locations.

Meeting Point

The main entrance of Greyfriars Kirkyard (6A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK) See Map

Cancellation Policy

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