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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 our tour guide free tour sorting hat hp fans diagon alley elephant house walking tour interesting facts tour today great fun greyfriars bobby all ages victoria street a lot of fun old town
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Reviewed today via mobile

Brilliant tour, Charlotte was great, suitable for adult and child potter fans. Took my niece who dressed up especially and loved the tour, particularly in the graveyard. Future visits planned.

Thank lauren0104876
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am a huge Harry Potter fan and absolutely loved this! My husband is only mildly interested in Harry Potter and still enjoyed this tour so I think it is good for everyone. Our guide, Liv, was funny and knowledgable and I learned a lot....More

Thank SarahA27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a blast with Becky! She was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! Told many interesting stories! The tour was definitely better than I expected, and I had high expectations, hahaha! Thank you so much, Becky!

Thank Gabriel0712
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even as an avid Harry Potter fan I still learned something new on this tour! Our tour guide Liv was very knowledgeable (obviously a big Potterhead) and gave a humorous, informative, and overall fantastic tour. The tour takes you to a variety of places that...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As avid Harry Potter fans, it was a no brainer to check out the Potter Trail Tour. My wife found it and being free never hurts, and so we checked it out and boy was it worth it. Charlie, our tour guide, was funny, expressive,...More

Thank kiblesnbits55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Richard for entertaining and informing us on yesterday’s tour. We enjoyed every part of it, particularly impressive that the tour caters for young and old, good mix of humour and anecdotes. Would recommend!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any Harry Potter fan will love this tour but even for people that aren't massive fans the tour is still really interesting! Our guide Charlie was amazing. He really brought the stories to life and he was entertaining, funny and really engaging. He was full...More

Thank maria3915
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this tour on our very first day in Scotland! What a fun tour this was on my husband’s request! He watches Harry Potter every chance he gets and he was NOT disappointed! DON’T MISS THIS if you love HP! Our guide was chock...More

Thank Goldi411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Edinburgh 36 hours, and one thing I needed to do was a Harry Potter tour. Liv was our guide. She was knowledgeable and witty. She spouted text from the books, included us all in the fun and gave us really detailed and...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Learnt so many things relating to HP and JK Rowling. Recommend to any potter fans if you’re in Edinburgh! We had the guy with purple hair and he was brilliant!

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Old Town
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Ally H
July 29, 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
April 26, 2018|
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Response from nengfan | Reviewed this property |
no need to book
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Richard D | Property representative |
Hi Carolina, We meet at the statue of Greyfriars Bobby. Thanks, Richard