Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Harry Potters Edinburgh Explore the magic of the city on an audio walking tour

From USD 7.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided audio tour Learn all about Edinburgh’s connection to the “Harry Potter” books—and discover many of the city’s most magical landmarks—on this self-guided audio tour. Upon booking, download the app and set off at a time that works best for you. With offline access enabled, you’ll be led to local highlights like Edinburgh Castle, the Greyfriars Kirkyard, and more, and will hear the enchanting stories behind the sights from the tour narration.
  • This self-guided audio tour is perfect for independent travelers
  • Once downloaded, enjoy unlimited access to the tour
  • Discover a new side of Edinburgh, and learn about its Harry Potter links
  • This smartphone tour offers a budget-friendly way to explore

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Castlehill
    Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1, UK

    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/8/2020 - 10/13/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

End point

  • The Elephant House
    21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, UK

    The tour ends outside the Elephant House where JK Rowling wrote the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Harry Potter books.

What To Expect

Edinburgh Castle (Pass By)

The Writers' Museum (Pass By)

Victoria Street (Pass By)

Greyfriars Kirkyard (Pass By)

The Elephant House (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by VoiceMap

Cancellation Policy

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

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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27 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Karen_C, Aug 2023
Crowds Not finding the spots The speaker was in the wrong language and I couldn’t get it switched to the right language I did find text to read but that made it difficult when walking and very slow I only got through half of the sights in two hours . I wasn’t able to finish the tour
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Karen We're sorry you weren't able to enjoy the tour. It's a highly-rated tour. In fact, it has an average of 4.5/5 from over 170 ratings. The tour is only available in English which is highlighted in the product description. Unfortunately, there isn't anything we can do about the crowds. It's the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh at the moment so there are more people around than usual. Thanks, Alicia
Interesting. Entertaining. Flexible.
Sara_H, July 2023
Amazing tour! We loved the self-paced and the stories were great. We really enjoyed being able to pause and shop along the way when we saw cute things. I highly recommend this tour!
Fun Self-Paced Harry Potter Tour
Tracy_G, June 2023
This was perfect for our family! We love Harry Potter and found it easier to explore at our own pace vs a guided tour.
Not Worth the Hassle
Elaina_P, May 2023
We did everything we were supposed to do, but only 1 of the guides purchased actually downloaded, we waited over 3 hours in hopes that the other would download with no luck so we had to share. While walking around it was very finicky with the location, and wouldn’t allow you to play any audio unless you were right on the spot. Overall, the technical issues far outweighed the actual content of the tour and I’d never purchase another audio tour through this company.
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John_W, July 2022
We had a great experience! Everything worked perfectly easy to use easy to follow! We would recommend it to everyone! Thank you.
Highly recommend this tour.
Martha_D, July 2022
I enjoyed the tour. It was a wealth of information. I learned so much. One thing I did. It understand is why walk to the top of Candlemaker Row to go through the main entrance of the cemetery. Then walk down to the other gate (that we just passed), just to stand and look around. Then walk back up the hill to start the tour. Too much up and down for an overweight person. Also, Elephant house is closed due to fire. But will reopen and they saved the actual table JK wrote out. Stay tuned.
To the point & informative HP Edinburgh tour
Hannah_W, July 2022
Great tour - very easy to follow & very informative. May need an update as a hand full of the locations are now closed/different as described in the tour. Also the blind praise of JK Rowling without mentioning any of her current controversies felt a little off? A little uncomfortable to hear as a Queer person.
Nice but difficult to hear.
Pablo_B, June 2022
Audio guide is fine but is very difficult to hear. To much noise in the street.} I said everything. I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.I said everything.
Great tour
Katie_R, Jan 2022
Really easy to use, informative and interesting your. I prefer self guided do this was perfect for us

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