Harry Potter Sites in Edinburgh: a tour through wizardly places

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 6 km
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Duration 1h 30m - 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Enter the magic world with the self-guided audio tour
  • Stroll through suddenly familiar book streets and places
  • Search for Tom Riddle grave near McGonagall tombstone
  • Shop for cauldrons, Nimbus 2022 and enjoy your butterbeer at the end
This tour is your owl letter to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. NOTICE — no half-giant or wand required. This is self-guided audio tour. All information, including route and excursion itself, will be provided via app. Edinburgh is an old city that gave a hiding place to unemployed single mother. In return, she attracted millions of tourists here to wander the streets looking for magical inspiration. So do not be surprised if the urge to start a book appears. We start at the former Spoon Bistro, the little known place where the first HP book was written. You will then see the school that is speculated to be an inspiration for Hogwarts itself. After that, you will be guided through a mysterious Greyfriars Kirkyard to find the tombstone of Tom Riddell. To warm up, the tour will get you to the busy Victoria street with cafes and souvenir shops. This very street recalls the memories of Diagon Alley and preschool shopping. Through the narrow cobblestone streets, you will see the New College of the University of Edinburgh and gilded handprints of JK in front of the City Chambers. We finish at Balmoral Hotel, the luxurious place where the last HP novel was finished. All addresses, maps, and butterbeer recommendations are provided in a careful manner. The tour is well suited for the first timers in Edinburgh and Harry Potter fans. Experience the magic!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • List of the best souvenir joke shops
  • Butter beer place recommendations
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
2 Nicolson Street
Nicolson Street, 2
Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes St
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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4 ratings & review

September 2021
Good experience to get around the city and unearth some really hidden gems
September 2021
The best tour
July 2021
The dog house. Cons was a little mess with the technical side of the tour. But the support given solved issue.

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