Small group Harry Potter walking tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Katrina

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll discover the streets and secret alleyways of the Old Town area of Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to "Diagon Alley" and find the gravestones of "Voldemort" and some other well known names in the Harry Potter series.
We'll also spot "Hogwarts School" of Wizardry and find where the writer found her inspiration from.
Learn about the famous and not so famous cafes where J.K. Rowling began her writing career and finished in the realms of luxury.
The tour will last approximately 1 hour.
However, please allow for an additional 20 minutes if tour runs over depending on group size, photo opportunities and question time.
Other things to note
The tour will be outdoors, whether rain or shine so come prepared to walk around for over an hour. If it is raining, I suggest to wear sturdy shoes - the graveyard can be muddy.
We won't wait if you are late, please arrive 5 mins early. Call me on +44(0)7884558365
*No refunds if late or no show.
We'll discover the streets and secret alleyways of the Old Town area of Edinburgh, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to "Diagon Alley" and find the gravestones of "Voldemort" and some other well known names in the Harry Potter series.
We'll also spot "Hogwarts School" of Wizardry and find where the writer found her inspiration from.
Learn about the famous and not so famous cafes where J.K. Rowling began her writing…

Meet your Host, Katrina

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Having gained a degree in Tourism management and extensively worked in the Edinburgh tourism industry I feel that I have the passion and knowledge to show you around!
I specialised my final year thesis paper on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and how it relates to Scottish tourism.

Come with me muggles and explore where J.K. Rowling gained the inspiration for her global phenomenon. Visit the grave of "he who must not be named", learn about the cafe's where she sat and wrote the beginnings of Philosophers Stone and where she finished the series in the realms of luxury.

​If your preferred date is not available, please contact me and I can try and accommodate you. Private tours are available.
Having gained a degree in Tourism management and extensively worked in the Edinburgh tourism industry I feel that I have the passion and knowledge to show you around!
I specialised my final year thesis paper on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and how it relates to Scottish tourism.

Come with me muggles and explore where J.K. Rowling gained the inspiration for her global phenomenon. Visit the grave of "he who must not be named", learn about the cafe's where she sat and wrote…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade (Outside Tartan Weaving Mill Shop)
Edinburgh
The Old Town of Edinburgh is steeped in history, each alleyway and close has it's own story. We'll learn all about how these related to Harry Potter and delve deeper into the rich history of witchcraft and wizardry.
We will explore a real life graveyard where we will seek out the famous grave of Tom Riddle and find other notable characters...
The Elephant House cafe is a pilgrimage to Harry Potter fans and we'll find out exactly why.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 1,202 reviews.

  • Kouleen
    January 2022
    Katrina is extremely well informed with not just things Harry Potter related but also with the history of Edinburgh as well! It’s the perfect tour for Harry Potter fans and very easy walk. Katrina is so nice and likable! If you’re thinking of doing this tour, KATRINA IS THE BEST PERSON TO DO IT WITH!!
  • Taylor
    December 2021
    This tour was so much fun and exceeded all expectations. Even without kids we had a good time and learned a lot. A MUST DO for any Harry Potter and JK Rowling fan.
  • Sanjana
    December 2021
    Really loved the tour! Katrina does a great job of giving a view of the significance of Edinburgh in Harry Potter. Learned a lot of new things whilst exploring the beautiful city. Highly recommend it!
  • Manny
    December 2021
    Fun and informative. grateful stories not just about Harry Potter, but also about the history of Edinburgh and its links to the magical world.
  • Raisul
    December 2021
    It was a perfect Harry Potter walking tour! Katrina is great in storytelling and she has a lot of inside storiesto share. She keeps three wands with her in case if anyone wants to pose for a picture! It's totally worth it.
  • Joscelyn
    December 2021
    We had a fantastic walking tour with Kat! She was a brilliant story teller and had some visual aids to help with our Potter references and imagination. The walk itself was at an easy going pace and took us to some really interesting places! We definitely recommend Kat’s walking tour, HP fan or not, it was really good fun!

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