Walking tours

JK Rowling's Edinburgh a walking tour inspired by Harry Potter

Availability: Various days
Duration: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Tell the guide what you want and let them focus the tour on your interests
  • Participate in the event yourself and become part of the show
What to expect

JK Rowling is a moderately influential woman who's sold a few books...on this tour you'll dive deep into her history.

Learn to use failure as a springboard, be inspired, stay committed and conquer the world. Discover the sights that inspired her and the cafes which fueled her. Experience how her adopted daughter, Edina (Edinburgh) once more left footprints upon the world!

Over 2½ hours learn the entire genesis of Harry Potter, from lightning striking on a Manchester train to becoming a pillar of British culture and shaping a generation.

  • Explore 50% of Edinburgh's "Hogwartian" old town, discover fabulous gothic scenes off the Muggle-track, the brickwork of Rowling's imagination
  • Learn how an unhappy marriage was the birthing of the world's most beloved books.
  • Feel how Rowling's grief deepened the stories
  • Cower in terror as we meet dragons, sphinxes and a unicorn
  • Visit Old Parliament Hall (weekdays only): learn how British history inspired the history of the wizarding world

Chosen by novelists and a US university studying Harry Potter, this is a writer's tour, which gives:

  • A tool to convert cliche to originality
  • A strategy to overcome writer's block (dependant on time)
  • A half a dozen illustrations of transmuting misfortune into story beating with heart
  • A mindset for using failure like a piston
  • It may even transport you to a magical world, at least if the wind from Edinburgh's 11 breweries is blowing the right way.

    Follow JK Rowling from her poverty bound Azkaban prison cell, to becoming the world's most loved writer, master of Gringotts.

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    What's included
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children under 19: reduced

    Tour starts besides the statue of the Duke of Wellington on his horse Copenhagen, opposite the Balmoral Hotel

    What to remember
    • The tour requires at least two people to be run
    • Please note this walking tour lasts just over 3 hours and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
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    Tour available on:

    • Saturdays 10:00 am
    • Mondays 10:00 am
    • Wednesdays 10:00 am
    • Fridays 10:00 am

    The tour is not available on the following dates:

    • 6th June to 11th of June
    • Monday 2 July
    • Wednesday 5th July
    • Saturday 7th July
    • Wednesday 11 July
    • Monday 16 July
    • Monday 23rd to Sat 28th July
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    The Potter Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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