You might already know that J.K. Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter here in Edinburgh, but you might not know how much Edinburgh inspired the books. Join your expert local guide – and true Harry Potter fan – for a 2-hour walking tour through the magical world of Harry Potter.
Your Harry Potter walking tour begins on 130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner with Stevenlaw’s Close.
Where Harry Potter characters were born
Your expert local guide and Harry Potter aficionado will help you to discover where multiple characters came to life. See where Lord Voldemort is buried, and find the inspiration for Hogwarts Professors like McGonagall.
Find the inspiration for famous Harry Potter locations
Once you know where to look in Edinburgh, it’s easy to find where J.K. Rowling’s inspiration for Harry Potter locations came from. Spot the real-life school that gave life to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and even see the street that inspired Diagon Alley! Moreover, if you’ve joined the Edinburgh Dark Side tour, you’ll completely understand how Edinburgh’s own dark history is reflected in the magical world of Harry Potter.
Learn more about J.K. Rowling and her life in Edinburgh
As your local guide takes you to see the cafés and hotels where Rowling wrote Harry Potter, you’ll hear more about the author’s life in Edinburgh – how she was struggling to get by as a single mother, why it was easier to write in these Edinburgh locations than it was in her own house, and how Edinburgh honors her today.
- Tour in English
- Unfortunately, we do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Harry Potter Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologise for any inconvenience caused