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Harry Potter Tours from Edinburgh

Harry Potter Tours from Edinburgh

Hogwarts may be a magical place, but the word of Harry Potter is rooted in some real spots in Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, many of which are open to visitors. Here are some of the top ways to experience the Harry Potter magic in Scotland.

City Sightseeing Tours

Walking through Edinburgh gives Potter fans a chance to see some filming locations, as well as places that inspired author JK Rowling to dream up the magical world in the first place. See real-life locations that stirred the entrance to Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Tom Riddle's graveyard, while also visiting some of Edinburgh's main attractions along the way.

Alnwick Castle Tours

Take a day trip from Edinburgh to visit Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick Castle, which has served as a filming backdrop for both the Harry Potter and Downton Abbey series. Alnwick is easily recognizable to Potter fans as the exterior of Hogwarts, and you can visit the interior for some real history, too.

Scottish Highlands and Jacobite Steam Train Tours

Every fan of the Harry Potter films knows the scene showing the Hogwarts Express crossing that high bridge on its way to the wizarding school. The real-life bridge is the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands, and visitors can cross it themselves on the Jacobite Steam Train. Take an overnight trip to the Highlands from Edinburgh and ride the train from Fort William to Mallaig.

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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

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Experience the magic of the world’s most famous wizard on a 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh, perfect for families with kids. Alongside your Potter-mad guide, you’ll explore the winding streets and mysterious alleys that inspired J. K. Rowling to create the iconic wizarding world, and see filming locations featured in the movies. Plus, tick off top Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Princes Street.
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  • 2 hours
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$18.45
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the rugged beauty and cultural splendor of the Scottish Borders on a day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, visit the market town of Kelso and the magnificent Alnwick Castle, a featured film setting in Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter Series. Soak up the beauty of Northumberland as you make a final stop at the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Entrance fees are your own expense.
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  • 9 hours
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride

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Venture to the Scottish Highlands and spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, including a steam train ride on The Jacobite of the West Highland Railway Line — aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’ of Harry Potter fame. This 3-day guided trip from Edinburgh takes you through Cairngorms National Park to regional highlights such as the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin Mountains. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, ride the ferry to Mallaig and stop at the legendary Loch Ness. Enjoy daily breakfasts during your hotel or B&B stay in Portree.
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  • 3 days
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Scottish Highlands and Hogwarts Express Tour from Edinburgh

Scottish Highlands and Hogwarts Express Tour from Edinburgh

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Trade the city’s bustle for a magical day in nature on this Harry Potter-themed excursion into the Scottish Highlands. In the morning, set off from Edinburgh and enjoy sightseeing stops en route, including the fishing village of Mallaig. Then, board the Jacobite Steam Train (a double for the Hogwarts Express) and travel along the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the films. Finally, see Glencoe’s dramatic scenery before your return trip.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Combine the magic of Harry Potter with the history of the Scottish borders on this day trip from Edinburgh. Ideal for fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this tour takes you to the coastal town of Bamburgh, home to the impressive Bamburgh Castle, and Alnwick Castle, a filming location featured in both Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey. Tour the historic structure’s opulent rooms—entrance fees at your own expense—before you admire the pretty town of Coldstream, straddling the border of England and Scotland.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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The Potter Trail Private Tour
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The Potter Trail Private Tour

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Famed as the birthplace of the boy wizard, Edinburgh is home to many Harry Potter-themed tours. While big group tours can leave visitors feeling rushed with questions unanswered, this private tour guarantees a personalized, and customizable, experience that goes at your own pace and gives you plenty of opportunities to ask the entertaining guides all of your burning Potter questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
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  • 2 hours
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh over the Scottish border to England and back on this 1-day borders and Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh. Visit the impressive ruins of Melrose Abbey where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried, with a guide. Take an optional tour of Alnwick Castle, made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, and learn to fly like a wizard! Explore the grand salons and underground cellars, or take a stroll through the gardens.
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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover Northumberland’s weird and wonderful history, from Vikings to wizards, on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Cross the border into North England and follow the causeway to Holy Island to learn about the island’s ancient Christian settlement and notorious Viking invasion. After visiting the hilltop Lindisfarne Castle, head back to the mainland and continue to Alnwick Castle, a magnificent palace with a completely different claim to fame – as a film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
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JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs
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JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs

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Learn about J.K. Rowling and the origins of the 'Harry Potter' books during a walking tour of Edinburgh. See places that inspired Rowling such as the Balmoral Hotel and University of Edinburgh's Old College; locales that shaped the Dementors and Ministry of Magic; and cafes where Rowling liked to write. Your guide is a 'Harry Potter' fan who shares fascinating details about the wizarding world in Edinburgh.
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  • 4 hours 5 minutes
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Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Learn all about Edinburgh’s connection to the “Harry Potter” books—and discover many of the city’s most magical landmarks—on this self-guided audio tour. Upon booking, download the app and set off at a time that works best for you. With offline access enabled, you’ll be led to local highlights like Edinburgh Castle, the Greyfriars Kirkyard, and more, and will hear the enchanting stories behind the sights from the tour narration.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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A life less narrow, the Genius of Harry Potter, private 5 ¼ hr tour ϟ

A life less narrow, the Genius of Harry Potter, private 5 ¼ hr tour ϟ

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Go on an adventure around the historic cobbled streets of Edinburgh and discover where the inspiration for the world’s favorite wizarding children’s story came from. See where the secret section is in Madam Pince’s library, and use a portkey to travel instantly to the Old Town for a guided tour around the towering buildings and hidden closes. Take all day to explore the city and see places most other tourists miss in their search for the beginnings of Harry Potter lore.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

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Experience the dramatic beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands on this 5-day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury coach, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the battles of William Wallace and the massacre of Glen Coe, and journey on the famous Jacobite Steam Train from Harry Potter. Four nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
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  • 5 days
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Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Take in Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and the Scottish Borders on this adventurous day trip from Edinburgh. Cross the Scottish border into England, and admire beautiful countryside views as a guide sheds light on the region’s colorful past. Stop for tea and scones (own expense) at the Hirsel — an idyllic country estate — then explore the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, famous for its spectacular scenery and historic monastery ruins. Enjoy free time to visit Alnwick Castle — made famous in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ before returning to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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