TOUR DETAILS

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


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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Learn about the Edinburgh places that inspired JK Rowling to create the wonderful Harry Potter saga from a specialised local guide.

Walk along the street that inspired Diagon Alley. Stand outside the gates of the real-life Hogwarts. Hear the story behind the magical Sorting Hat. And even see the grave of the Dark Lord himself, Voldemort’s tomb! We will show you all of this during our walking tour and more! Edinburgh is an enchanting city, full of mysteries and stories, a place where time seems to have stood still. A city full of hidden corners, secret alleys, and magical places. It should hardly be surprising then that J. K. Rowling had such a love affair with Edinburgh, which resulted in the famous Boy Wizard coming to life here, and going on to conquer the hearts of millions.

So let us show you the birthplace of Harry Potter during our free tour, with the help of our excellent guides, who will bring the magic of this best-selling series to life.

Learn about the Edinburgh places that inspired JK Rowling to create the wonderful Harry Potter saga from a specialised local guide.

Walk along the street that inspired Diagon Alley. Stand outside the gates of the real-life Hogwarts. Hear the story behind the magical Sorting Hat. And even see the grave of the Dark Lord himself, Voldemort’s tomb! We will show you all of this during our walking tour and more!

Edinburgh is an enchanting city, full of mysteries and stories, a place where time seems to have stood still. A city full of hidden corners, secret alleys, and magical places. It should hardly be surprising then that J. K. Rowling had such a love affair with Edinburgh, which resulted in the famous Boy Wizard coming to life here, and going on to conquer the hearts of millions.

So let us show you the birthplace of Harry Potter during our free tour, with the help of our excellent guides, who will bring the magic of this best-selling series to life.

WHAT WE WILL COVER ON THE TOUR

We trust 100% in each of our professional and fanatic guides, and each of them has their own unique, personal style to deliver the stories of this city. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases we will share with you:

  • 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
  • See the real school which inspired Hogwarts
  • And much, much more!

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

* Note: The Free Harry Potter Tour by The Orange Free Tour is an unofficial tour that is not in partnership or affiliation with Warner Bros., JK Rowling or her publishers.

You put the price!

At the end of the Free Harry Potter Tour, you can choose your own price based on your experience. We trust in the quality of our service and our local guides, who always offer a professional and dynamic tour, so that hopefully your experience exceeds your expectations!

How to book?

Make a reservation to guarantee your place on the tour, especially on bank holidays and during summer season. You can book up to 1 hour before the tour. If you were unable to make a booking, come to our meeting point at the time of the tour anyway, and we will try to make a space for you to enjoy the tour.

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frequently asked questions

  • Q– How does a free tour work?
  • A– The tours are free as you don´t have to pay anything upfront. Instead, you can enjoy the tour first, and at the end, you can choose how much you want to contribute to the guide, depending on what you think the tour was worth.
  • If you still have more questions you can check our FAQ section, or contact us.
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WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?

Book now. You won’t regret it!

If I could give you one piece of advice, it’s do a tour first thing when you arrive. (After the tour I had to leave but there was so much I had missed!) Megan was so energetic, knowledgeable and great to walk around with. If you are a Harry Potter fan, this tour is perfect for you, and if you’re not, that’s ok too because there is still a ton to learn about Edinburgh!

Anna L / Facebook

Fantastic Harry Potter tour

what a fantastic experience!!!! Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowleadgable and the tour was really well designed. We had a fantastic time. Unfortunately I forgot the name of our guide, but I believe it was something like Alicia, Alissa? She was bt far the best tour guide I ever had, funny and such a great storyteller. We were hanging on her every word! Thanks for a fantastic tour,I learned heaps. Seeing tje one and only real Hogwarts was a massive bonus!

July W / TripAdvisor

Excellent Harry Potter Tour with Charlotte

We learnt lots of fun facts and explored lots of wizarding wonders within the glorious city of Edinburgh. I cannot recommend this tour and Charlotte highly enough, if you love Harry Potter and want to learn about the city, then this tour is a MUST!

Thank you for a fantastic afternoon Charlotte!!!

Marta V / TripAdvisor

Harry Potter tour

Attended the Harry Potter tour with Megan, she was such a fun tour guide with heaps of fun facts! A really great informative tour learning about the inspiration for the Harry Potter books and the life of J K Rowling
Thanks Megan – keep being you and annoying all your friends with your fun facts 🙂

Paula L / Facebook

Harry Potter tour

Our tour guide Megan was amazing! I absolutely love HP and everything related to the series, but the tour was also interesting for my friend who is not such a fan. Megan is very knowledgable and enthusiastic, she also told us numerous facts about Edinburgh. She was happy to answer all of our questions and gave us some great recommendations.

Jhon N / TripAdvisor

Best Tour in Europe – Harry Potter with Megan

You absolutely must go on the company’s free tour of Harry Potter. Megan was so good and made you feel part of the Harry Potter experience.

She knows so much about the history of J.K. and the books. She lives and breathes HP.

A must while in Edinburgh. Do not miss out.

Vicky G / TripAdvisor
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