JK Rowling's Edinburgh walking tour inspired by Harry Potter
Walking tours

JK Rowling's Edinburgh walking tour inspired by Harry Potter

Language: English
Availability: Various days
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Explore Edinburgh's Hogwartian old town with fabulous gothic scenes off the Muggle-track
  • Learn how an unhappy marriage and other personal grief broke the waters on the worlds' most beloved books
  • Discover the ideas and mythology that truly drove Rowling
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. She learned to use failure as a springboard, was inspired, stayed committed and conquered the world and on this tour you'll learn how to do it yourself. 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 as well as witnessing the 'Potteresque contours' of Harry's heady new world made real and visiting the Museum of Scotland and the monks' herb garden.

Over two and a half 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. Chosen by novelists and a US university studying Harry Potter, this is a writer's tour, which teaches you to convert cliche to originality, gives you a strategy to overcome writer's block, shows you illustrations of how to transmute misfortune into a story beating with heart and demonstrates how to use failure like a piston.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
What's not included
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children (0-19 years)

2 Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 3YY, UK

Meeting point:

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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This tour is available on:

  • Saturdays at 10.00am
  • Mondays at 10.00am
  • Wednesdays at 10.00am
  • Fridays at 10.00am

The tour is not available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 6 June to Thursday 11 of June
  • Monday 2 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Saturday 7 July
  • Wednesday 11 July
  • Monday 16 July
  • Monday 23 to Saturday 28 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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