Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

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Edinburgh: Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 15.53 per person

Take a magical 2-hour walking tour of Edinburgh and discover the city where the world of Harry Potter was conceived. Test your knowledge with an audio-visual quiz, find out your Hogwarts House, and visit Tom Riddle’s grave.

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Small group
Limited to 14 participants
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Duration: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Earn points for your house and test your Harry Potter trivia
  • See the real Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Discover the city that inspired JK Rowling’s famous books
  • Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience
Full description
Enjoy a Harry Potter themed walking tour across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts, her famous characters, and discover the place where she wrote the books. Have your Harry Potter trivia tested with an audio-visual quiz, and earn points for your house. Find out which Hogwarts House you’re in, and whether you’re a pure blood, a muggle, or a squib. Visit the Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside City Chambers. See all this and more on a magical 2-hour guided tour. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience.
Includes
  • 2-hour tour
  • Guide
    COVID-19 Special information
    • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    • Meet by William Chambers Monument, 45 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, maximum group sizes will be consistently adjusted in accordance with the most up-to-date government guidelines
    • Please note, no Harry Potter film locations are included in this tour as no filming took place in Edinburgh
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 937 reviews

    Review summary

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    Tour is more about J.K Rowling & how she has used areas of Edinburgh as her inspiration. Our tour guide Lisa was good & was happy to chat with the kids & answer their questions. She did a quiz at the end which was good for the kids but it would have flowed more if she’d had prepared questions rather than spending time thinking of them.

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    October 30, 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Chrystal, our guide, has clearly put a lot of effort into learning about everything Potter related and has also learned a fair bit about Edinburgh’s history to make the tour interesting for all parties. Great idea to have the wee quiz ongoing as well to try and engage younger members of the group. Obviously just now there are issues with masks having to be worn making it difficult to hear and understand sometimes, but that’s certainly not her fault and she did her best to try and be heard above traffic noise and the mask. Would recommend for all Potterheads out there if you have a couple of hours to spare. I must apologise to Chrystal - I thought we couldn’t give tips due to COVID and didn’t hear her say we could or I would certainly have given her a wee something extra.

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    October 15, 2020

    I can’t rate this tour highly enough! It was fantastic and very insightful! Our tour guide, Jenny from house Ravenclaw was amazing! Very knowledgeable and clearly showed her passion for not only all things Harry Potter but Edinburgh also. Really nice, fun person. I’ve been on a number of tours in a few cities and when your tour guide lacks any personality or charisma, it impacts the tour, but none of that here! This tour was 2 hours long but it did not feel like that at all, it flew over! Not only do you walk in the footsteps of JK Rowling and see some of the inspirations for the Harry Potter books, but learn some fascinating tidbits of history about Edinburgh too! The quiz and splitting the group up into Hogwarts houses was really enjoyable, although Ravenclaw won the quiz during the tour we attended, I highly doubt there was any bias from our guide. Brilliant tour, highly enjoyable. Fully recommend! 10 points to Ravenclaw indeed!

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    September 20, 2020

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