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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Entry

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Discover the magic of Edinburgh with a Harry Potter-themed guided walking tour that includes entry to the enchanting Edinburgh Castle.

Highlights

  • Start your Harry Potter tour with an English-speaking guide at the iconic Waverley Train station, the perfect start to a wizarding adventure.

  • Sink in the 18th-century charm of Edinburgh University and visit Elephant House, the café where Rowling penned Harry Potter's character on a tissue.

  • Stroll in the Old Town to visit the graveyard housing Tom Riddle's grave, and explore the whimsical Victoria Street, which inspired Diagon Alley.

  • Gain entry to Edinburgh Castle, home to Scottish Crown Jewels, and learn how it inspired J.K. Rowling to create the Harry Potter world.

  • Fun fact: Suite 552 at Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel is called "Rowling Suite" after the author, who wrote the final chapters of the book there.

Inclusions

  • Harry Potter walking tour in Edinburgh

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Enter the wizarding world

Discover the enchanting world of Harry Potter on a walking tour in Edinburgh with a friendly guide that kicks off at the wizard-worthy Waverley Train station.

Explore Edinburgh University Old College and its surroundings, including a mysterious graveyard with a spooky vibe. This cemetery is the final resting place of Tom Riddle (sound familiar?) and even the legendary dog Greyfriars Bobby, who guarded the grave of his owner for 14 years. At the renowned Elephant House café, discover how J.K. Rowling spent her time crafting the magical world of Harry Potter. As you continue, you'll pass by a shop on Victoria Street that inspired Diagon Alley, the hidden wizard equipment market in London.

Castle adventure & Potter's lore

This ticket also grants you access to Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress that looms majestically over the city. Soak in Edinburgh's panoramic views, perfect for capturing stunning city photographs from the castle's elevated vantage points. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour, sharing tales and anecdotes about Harry Potter and its connections to the sites you'll explore.

What to bring

  • Wear practical footwear for cobblestone streets and weather-appropriate clothing, including waterproof coats and umbrellas.

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

  • Guide dogs and pets are welcome on this experience.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide outside Tron Kirk Market.

  • Address: 122 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, United Kingdom.

  • Landmark: Opposite to Bella Italia on the world-famous Royal Mile.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is South Bridge. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #3, #29, #30, or more to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains #CrossCountry, #LNER, #Lumo or more to get you there.

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