The Potter Trail Private Tour

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The Potter Trail Private Tour
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From $62.25

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Famed as the birthplace of the boy wizard, Edinburgh is home to many Harry Potter-themed tours. While big group tours can leave visitors feeling rushed with questions unanswered, this private tour guarantees a personalized, and customizable, experience that goes at your own pace and gives you plenty of opportunities to ask the entertaining guides all of your burning Potter questions.
  • Explore Edinburgh with a guide: The maze-like city is easy to get lost in
  • Customizable: Adapt the tour to your own interests
  • Private tour: Guarantees a more personalized experience
  • Enhance your Potter knowledge: Guides can answer your questions

What's Included

  • Guide
  • Please bring something that you can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand shaped - a pen or umbrella will work well!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Greyfriars Bobby's grave
    Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK

    All of our guides can be distinguished by our black cloaks!

End point

  • Victoria Street
    Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2EX, UK

    We end on Victoria Street, a 2 minute walk from our starting location.

What To Expect

Greyfriars Kirkyard

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Museum of Scotland

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Elephant House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Victoria Street

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Is the tour suitable for children under 7 years old?
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Very fun
Ryan_O, Aug 2023
Familiarizing ourselves with the Old Town area and seeing some of the inspiration behind The Harry Potter franchise was very interesting. It was cool to see where much of the story was created.
Caroline was the perfect guide.
Lenora_S, May 2023
Caroline was a wonderful guide. From start to finish she was knowledgeable and entertaining even doing some impersonations for us!
The guide was very...
Scott_W, May 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot. Fantastic experience. Highly recommend this tour.
Could have used some interaction
Bobbi_J, May 2023
It was nice to have a private tour but could have used a little more interaction. We did find it confusing to where we were going to meet our guide but once we found him it was good.
Fantastic tour
Jennifer_Z, Apr 2023
We had a fantastic time checking out the grave stones that gave JK Rowling ideas for some of the characters in the books. We got to see many different spots and learn about each of them
Great tour.
ruthwalker444, Apr 2023
Becky was great. Lively, informative and fun. Lots of interesting information on Jk Rowling as well as aspects of Harry Potter.
Great tour!
LINDA_W, Apr 2023
It was fun to see all the inspirational spots that inspired JK Rowling. Our guide Christine, was wonderful!
Teresa_L, Feb 2023
A lot of fun for adults and kids!!!our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. He knew real details of JK and dispelled many myths. Fun to see the various sites and he recited lines from the book. Also knew all the trivia. Worth every penny!!
Best in Scotland!!
Sheila_L, Jan 2023
Becky was just the best. So informative for not only all things Harry Potter but Scotland as well. Very enthusiastic and personable. I want to do the tour again before we leave. Highly recommend
Louise_R, Nov 2022
Caroline was brilliant. We all really enjoyed it. Her impression of Professor Mcgonagall was very impressive! Would highly recommend to any Potter fan.
For a true Harry Potter fan
jenniferfrasier, Oct 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and it was fun to see Edinburgh through the eyes of JK Rowling and see some of the various places that inspired her writings.
Best Harry Potter Experience in Edinburgh
Lorrie_G, Sep 2022
This was by far the best tour of our trip in the city of Edinburgh. Our guide Catherine was the best, she was the authority on Harry Potter and she showed us all the coolest places, where JKR got her inspiration and she was an amazing storyteller. Bring your Wands,,, we did lots of spells and I have to recommend this tour to everyone.
Potter Heads should not miss this!
Sarah_S, Aug 2022
Our guide, Roisin, was so engaging. She shared lots of fun stories and the time flew by. Highly recommend this tour for Potter enthusiasts.
Great tour, we had...
Sylwia_J, Aug 2022
Great tour, we had fantastic tour person, highly recommend for families . It was fun , interesting, and surprising. Our Tour person had great energy he was knowledgeable about the city, Harry Potter and history
Great experience. Nice...
Fernando_C, Aug 2022
Great experience. Nice way to see the city and what is behind the J K Rowling creations. Our children enjoy very much the interaction.
Go do this tour!
Teri_M, Aug 2022
Ryan was a great guide. Lots of fun for the kids and adults. Very knowledgeable and taught us lots of things we didn’t know!
Book it, you won't be sorry
Francine_D, May 2022
We had a wonderful morning with Roshiun (sorry if I misspelled your name). She was very friendly and informative. We learned quite a lot about Edinburgh, JK Rowling and the Harry Potter trail. Don't hesitate to book this tour, it was well worth the money!
Totally worth every cent
Ali_F, Mar 2022
Our guide, Caroline, was absolutely fabulous! We had such a wonderful time and learned so much. We were sad when it ended. I’d recommend it to any Harry Potter fan!
Tracey, Jul 2021
Had a great tour with Richard. He was very knowledgeable and took time to answer any questions. We booked the private tour so was only us which was great.
Magical experience!
Hanaa_A, Jun 2021
My kids rate Sam 10/5 - raving reviews from budding Harry Potter enthusiasts. They loved visiting the old graveyard and seeing familiar names on the gravestones but also loved visiting the original Diagon Alley. Sam quizzed us, awarded house points, and told great jokes and stories. They learnt new information and were able to share their own knowledge with an incredibly knowledgeable Harry Potter guide!

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