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The Potter Trail

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The Potter Trail
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Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour in Edinburgh designed for Harry Potter fans! You'll discover magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
30-34 Candlemaker Row | Greyfriars Bobby's Bar, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 7853 384535
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All reviews jk rowling great tour free tour our tour guide sorting hat hp fans diagon alley elephant house walking tour interesting facts tour today great fun all ages greyfriars bobby victoria street highly recommend this tour old town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the most magical time with our tour guide Richard. What a funny guy! He told us interesting facts and background information about the books and showed us around places that inspired J. K. Rowling when writing the books. I would also advise this...More

Thank Hamster1984007
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our tour with Will! He explained so much interesting info about J.K. Rowling and her writing process that we had never heard before, and it was awesome to see her sources of inspiration all around Edinburgh. Will, who happens to look just like...More

Thank leahganse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks Johnny - great guy and great your guide . Defo worth doing the tour -really insightful and interesting your -absolutely loved it

Thank funkeeslave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon with Richard. He managed to keep 2 x 13yr olds and 1 x 6yr old as well as 2 adults entertained. Very informative and enjoyable afternoon.

Thank smithers280901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Potter Trail during our first day of visiting Edinburgh. We loved it! Our guide, Charlie, was amazing with his funny stories and interesting facts about J K Rowling and the world she created. We discovered several places that inspired her writing. We...More

Thank Fearless35366020108
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two hard-core Harry Potter fans did this tour and absolutely loved it! Our guide, Liv, was super enthusiastic, funny and professional. We felt that the length of the tour was very reasonable and loved that we actually learned some new things about what inspired JK...More

Thank Svadilfarinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour today with Charlie. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommend it. No need to book just turn up at 1.50pm

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Charlotte as our guide.. it was really cool to follow the trail where Rowling got her inspiration for many characters and scenes.. it was fun!!

Thank Raeesa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 2 of my friends did the tour yesterday and it’s was fantastic! Charlie was our tour guide and he was amazing, great knowledge and so engaging with everyone on the tour! I would 1000% recommend this to someone even if they aren’t a...More

Thank Aine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Charlie was fantastic! We learnt so much about Harry Potter/JK Rowling/Edinburgh. Our 8yr old loved it. If you're not a huge HP fan you will still enjoy this tour and see another side to Edinburgh. About 80 people were waiting for the tour....More

Thank Helen P
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Ally H
30 July 2018|
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Response from Richard D | Property representative |
Hi Ally, We have no content that I would consider spoilers. Perhaps a couple of references that she won't get but nothing that will ruin any plot points! Hope you manage to make it along. Thanks, Richard
27 April 2018|
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Response from nengfan | Reviewed this property |
no need to book
28 March 2018|
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Response from Richard D | Property representative |
Hi Carolina, We meet at the statue of Greyfriars Bobby. Thanks, Richard