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Free Harry Potter Tour

Discover the magical world that inspired JK Rowling

Every day


154 High Street


1.5 hours


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.

Tour insights

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.

On this 2 hours tour we cover:

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
Meet 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 quality of the FREE Harry Potter Tour, groups of more than 14 people must prebook a private tour. Thanks for your understanding. Especially if you are arranging a booking for a School Group, please book a PRIVATE Tour. This allows us to give you a more personalised experience.

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Meeting point

The FREE Harry Potter Tour starts on The Royal Mile every day at 2pm, just in front of a whisky bar called The Royal McGregor (154 High Street).

Look for the yellow umbrellas!

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154 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1QS