The Story of Harry Potter Walking Tour

From £18 pp

Edinburgh, Scotland

2 Hours

Join a group (1-8)

The Story of Harry Potter Walking Tour

From £18 pp

What You'll Do

This tour will guide through the beautiful city of Edinburgh, whilst visiting some very important spots which inspired JK Rowling in the creation of Harry Potter.

We can never know what inspires an author, as their creativity comes from many different sources. During this walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, you will discover all the legends and hidden spots of Edinburgh which surrounded and inspired JK Rowling.

Walk through the beautiful cobbled streets with an expert Harry Potter and Edinburgh guide, who will be there to answer any questions you may have.

Be sure to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Cloaks, wands and hats are of course recommended! Also be sure to check the weather and bring a raincoat or umbrella if necessary.

After your 2 hour guided tour, you will get the chance to grab a quick potion in an alchemy lab to celebrate walking in the steps of a great author.



Learn about the significance of Edinburgh in the creation of Harry Potter

Explore the beautiful Old Town

Learn more about the series with your expert guide

Your Local Host:

Marie and Team

On our off the beaten path immersive adventures we don't just share the history of Edinburgh, we bring you into the story with us, creating interactive theatre experiences showcasing Scottish History and legends. To foster immersion we work in exceptional locations not only the ancient streets and alleyways of the city but also medieval castles, underground prisons or caves, and we use set design, costumes, role-play, puzzles, experimentation, music and more.

Location Information

Your tour takes place in the beautiful cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Take a look at some of the places that inspired JK Rowling in writing the series of Harry Potter novels and even visit the famous cafe where she started writing the books!

The tour begins at 4pm.

Meeting Point: i-Centre, 249 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1JY

  • 2 Hour walking tour
  • A hot drink after the tour
  • Expert local guide


We recognise that JK Rowling has recently taken some transphobic positions, which we do not support. We aim to share the magic of imagination and continue to help people show their love for this saga, whilst supporting the LGBTQ community.