JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Harry Potter Walking Tour

From $21.50

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
  • A guide knows all of the spots in Edinburgh associated with 'Harry Potter'
  • Learn about J.K Rowling and how Edinburgh inspired her to write
  • See city sights up close while staying active during your vacation
  • This 'Harry Potter' walking tour has an easy-to-find meeting spot

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 130 High St
    130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

    The tours starts at 130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for the guide with the SANDEMANs red name badge.

Start time

03:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Royal Mile (Pass By)

Edinburgh Old Town

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Stevenlaw's Close

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 5 years old accompanied by an adult can join this tour for free
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We unfortunately 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 or disappointment caused
  • Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

A highly recommended tour if you're a Harry Potter fan!


494 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Rain or Shine - it is Potter Time
Carol_W, Sep 2023
It rained for our entire walking tour . . . and by rain, I mean rain. While no one desires to spend their entire tour in rain, I would do this tour again in the rain with our tour guide: Sarah. Sarah is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all things “Potter” and life In Edinburgh. Highly recommend.
Harry Potter tour
Ann_M, Sep 2023
Finding all the places that gave rise to Harry Potter stories. Adalais was a great guide! He was funny and made the tour very interesting!
A must do for any Harry Potter fan!
Ashley_C, Jul 2023
Tour was amazing! Highly recommend for any Harry Potter fan. It was so good that I would actually pay to do it again. And our tour guide was great!
Wonderful Tour
Hank_H, Jun 2023
Alisdair is a wonderful guide and storyteller with fun facts about JK Rolling and the history of Edinburgh
Guide never showed up.
AmieJackson, Apr 2023
Tour guide never showed up. Waste of time and money. Never had this experience with Viator. Truly disappointed.
Poor understanding of service
Joshua_J, Mar 2023
We booked the tour and was to be the highlight of the stay. They texted the night prior to say they were canceling it. Whether it two or twenty it should be done, especially when letting someone know the night prior as you can’t book another tour at that point. We can drop the US. Would not recommend this tour..
Fun but would not recommend
camie_f, Nov 2022
I enjoyed the “extra” tips about jkrolling. About her marriage, daughter etc. I did not enjoy the political comments from our guide. Not everyone thinks her way and it really turned us off. I would not recommend based off that.
Interesting tour
Catherine_L, Oct 2022
It was good considering im not a HP fan and went with my niece. It was good to hear about JK Roling and her life.
Magical Experience!!
Anna_C, Oct 2022
Really enjoyable experience! Australian David was so nice and friendly and he really made the experience fun and memorable! Great mixture of cultures and ages attended and everyone was smiling the whole way through with some fun yet competitive hogwart house quiz questions. I would highly recommend this tour 🧙‍♂️🧙‍♀️
Amazing Harry Potter themed guided tour
Myra_S, Sep 2022
This tour was an amazing experience. The tour guide, Australian David, was highly entertaining and informative. I also really liked all the trivia questions he gave us. It was so cool to see and walk around beautiful Edinburgh and I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who has an interest in the Harry Potter series.
Fantastic Tour Thanks Jen
Karen_B, Aug 2022
Went with my daughter Great tour, brilliant and Enthusiastic tour by Jen, lots of historical places and lots of info about JK Rowlings life and inspiration in writing the Harry Potter books .Really interesting thanks Jen .
Very disappointed granddaughter
Christine_D, Jul 2022
We found it impossible to locate meeting point and so missed the tour. Local tradespeople and resident of 50 years didn’t know the location so suggest better directions.
Aussie with glasses
Carly_L, Jul 2022
Australian David was very informative and funny. We had a very good guided tour. Would highly recommed
Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh
Emily_P, Jul 2022
Jen was a truly fantastic tour guide. She answered every question in great detail and really brought a whole new understanding to the birth of the Harry Potter world. We would truly recommend booking onto this tour guide if you marvel in the magical world of Mr Potter
Book this tour if you’re a Harry Potter fan!
gebradley, Jul 2022
David (with glasses!) was an excellent guide with so many interesting insights into the creation of J.K. Rawlings amazing Harry Potter books. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Great Tour Highly Recommend
Alix_S, Jun 2022
Would 100% recommend this tour for any Harry Potter lover or J.K Rowling fan. It's so informative and interesting, found out so much stuff located around edinburgh which inspired J.K Rowling for the Harry Potter books. Our tour guide David (with the glasses) was amazing, so friendly, kept the tour upbeat was such a great experience
Good guide Jen
Ida_N, Jun 2022
Lovely tour in a comfortable walking pace. Including historical information on top of the wonderfull HP adventure.
Must add to holiday!
Reina_C, May 2022
This tour brought the book to life. It was so memorable to visit locations that inspired J.K. Rowling's book details.
A must for Harry Potter fans
Elaine_R, May 2022
This was a very interesting and informative tour our Guide Jule was extremely knowledgeable on the subject of Harry Potter and JK Rowling with lots of interaction with the group I would definitely recommend this tour to others
The tour guide was really...
Frauke_R, Apr 2022
The tour guide was really nice and was real fan of the Harry Potter franchise. It was really good fun and great for kids of all ages.

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