Tour details

  • 1:30 p.m. daily
  • 367 High Street (Royal Mile), beside St. Giles´ Cathedral
  • Free Tour
  • 1.5 hours*

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*At the end of the tour, the guide will be available for as long as required, to answer questions and give recommendations to help you make the most of the rest of your trip.

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Can you imagine seeing Diagon Alley in real life? Are you ready to stand in front of the gates of the most famous school of wizardry? Do you want to hear the story of the real Sorting Hat? Do you want to see where Lord Voldemort is buried?

If the anwer to all of these questions is absolutely yes, then you are in the right place!

Edinburgh is a city of fantasy, full of mysterious stories and legends. A city of magical hidden places, secret alleyways, and enchanted spots. J.K. Rowling had a strong connection to Edinburgh, making it the perfect place to provide her inspiration for this young wizard, who became a hero, and won the hearts of millions of fans, all over the world.

Come along to our Free Harry Potter Tour, to experience a fascinating walk through a city where reality and fiction come together, led by our expert guides, who will bring the magic of this best-selling series of novels come to life in front of you!

*Disclaimer: The Harry Potter Free Tour has been designed by fans of the series, to show the magical world of Harry Potter in Edinburgh. Our tour is not an official tour and is not endorsed by or affiliated with Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., J.K. Rowling, or any other officially associated party.


Please note, we allow each of our guides to craft their own tour, to reflect their own knowledge and experiences of the city, so the exact content and route may vary slightly.

  • Walk along the real Diagon Alley
  • See where Lord Voldemort is buried
  • Discover the café where the very first book was written
  • Meet the worst British poet ever and learn about his connection to Harry Potter
  • Discover the real school which inspired Howarts
  • And much, much more!

Even if you are not a fan, you can still enjoy this magical tour. And if not, we will simply put you under the guide’s spell!