All Harry Potter fans rise up and follow us, as we are to unfold before you the history of how the book saga of the Boy Who Lived was created!
Every lover of magic and fantastic stories will feel right at home here in Edinburgh! No wonder that this is where JK Rowling lived for years while writing her worldwide bestseller. She drew her inspiration from Scottish history, enchanted by Edinburgh’s architecture and local legends. And today thousands of Muggles (and wizards and witches alike) flock to the Scottish capital in search of a bit of magic from a series of their favourite books and movies….
During our tour we’ll learn how it all began. Where Rowling lived, and which corners of the Scottish capital she transferred straight into her novel. We’ll visit various places associated with Harry Potter books: cafes, stores, and even the cemetery where He Who Must Not Be Named was resurrected… It doesn’t matter if you read the book 20 years ago as a child or are just beginning your adventure with the wizards of Hogwarts. On this tour we will take you to a wonderful world of magic, where there is something for everyone!
During this 1.5 hour tour we will see and discover:
– Advocates close street
– Diagón Alley
– Balmoral Hotel, where some of the books have been written
– Castle surroundings
– College of George Heriot
– The Elephant House and The Spoon cafes
– The most popular cafes among wizards
– JKR Winner of the City of Edinburgh Award