Free Harry Potter Tour

Discover the magical world that inspired JK Rowling

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Free Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh

JK Rowling wrote her first book of Harry Potter in Edinburgh. Come to the Free Harry Potter Tour to explore the magic world that inspired JK Rowling to create the Universe of Harry Potter.

Walk the Diagon Alley, see the real Hogwarts and meet the characters who are part of the magical world of Harry Potter.

Free Harry Potter tour

"Roisin was so clever and full of knowledge about Harry Potter... she inspired me to go back to the books again. Guys you're amazing, the idea of doing flexible tours for each budget is wonderful. Congratulations, I fell in love with Edinburgh and you're the responsibles for that."


Google (Nov. 23)

Free Harry Potter tour

"We went to a Harry Potter tour and it was amazing! I am a Harry Potter fan and my boyfriend is one of those people who saw the movie, liked it but not crazy about it and he loved the tour. The guide Roisin was very knowledgeable, funny, full of energy. We loved her style. Definitely recommend!!"


Google (Nov. 23)

Harry Potter tour

"I really enjoyed the Harry Potter tour! Daniel told us all about JK Rowling, where she got the ideas to write the books and where she got the inspiration. The fact he added personal experiences makes the tour unique :) I definitely recommend it."


TripAdvisor (Jul. 23)

Free Harry Potter tour

"We did the Harry Potter walking tour. Johnathan was an engaging and knowledgeable guide and the hour and a half flew by. We would highly recommend this free tour where you pay what you feel the tour is worth at the end."


Google (Apr. 23)

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The front door of the restaurant Elephant House in Edinburgh
Handprints of JK Rowling on The Royal Mile of Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Victoria Street during the Free Harry Potter Tour
Tour Description

On this FREE Tour of Harry Potter you will discover the relationship between the city and the author, the facts and locations that inspired JK Rowling to write her books and the places where she actually wrote them.

The FREE Harry Potter tour is but not only for fans of Harry Potter. It is based on the world of Harry Potter, but anyone who is interested in literature, mystery and magic will have an amazing time with us.

Disclaimer: The FREE Harry Potter tour has been made by Harry Potter fans to popularise the books of JK Rowling and the magic world of Harry Potter in Edinburgh. The FREE Harry Potter tour is an unofficial tour and is not endorsed by or associated with Warner Bros, JK Rowling or any related part.

Discover the place where Lord Voldemort is buried
Get surprised with the cafes and the hotel that inspired JK Rowling to write her books and the places where she actually wrote them
Explore the street which was the origin of Diagon Alley
See the real Hogwarts School which inspired Rowling
The worst poet in the history of the English literature and the Hogwarts teacher called after him
The real life Quidditch
And much more..!

To ensure the highest quality of our Free Tours, groups of 15 or more people should book a Private Tour.

If you are arranging a booking for a School Group, please book a Private Tour.

This will allow us to give you a more personalized experience. Thanks for your understanding!

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Free Harry Potter Tour!

Showing up is fine in most cases. However, you will have priority with a booking if tours reach their capacity.

Meeting Point

The FREE Harry Potter Tour starts on The Royal Mile just in front of a bar called Copper Still (154 High Street).

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