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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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- Breaks will be shortended - Guests are encouraged to bring own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group picture will no longer be taken
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The city of Edinburgh features regularly in the 'Harry Potter' films and books, but unless you know where to look, it can be difficult to discover significant spots by yourself. Find out how the city inspired J. K. Rowling to write the books—and listen to trivia and gossip that you might normally miss—on a walking tour that offers an intimate glimpse into Scotland’s capital city.
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  • You'll start at
    130 High St
    130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    Your Edinburgh Harry Potter Tour starts in front of Frankie & Benny's on 130 High Street by Tron Kirk. Please look for our staff with red jackets and red umbrellas branded with SANDEMANs logos.
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    Frankie & Benny's
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    Come and experience a little magic with us! You might already know that J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter in Edinburgh, and on this special Harry Potter Walking Tour we'll show you which sites were her inspiration for Hogwarts and the characters who dwelled within its magical walls. See where Diagon Alley came to life, and where Lord Voldemort is buried, see the original Hogwarts school, as well as a virtual school assembly of its characters, and learn how Edinburgh’s own dark history of witches and wizards played a role in inspiring Rowling herself. On this 2-hour* Harry Potter Walking Tour of Edinburgh we cover: • The inspiration for the Diagon Alley • Lord Voldemort’s burial place • The original Hogwarts School • Cafes and hotel where J.K Rowling wrote her books • Origins of Harry Potter • The inspiration for Quidditch …and much more!
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  • You'll end at
    130 High St
    130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    Your Edinburgh Harry Potter Tour starts in front of Frankie & Benny's on 130 High Street by Tron Kirk. Please look for our staff with red jackets and red umbrellas branded with SANDEMANs logos.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Learn more about what inspired the 'Harry Potter' books during a walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Get a more intimate glimpse into the UNESCO-listed Old Town than you would in a vehicle
  • Discover hard-to-find sights that you may otherwise have missed
  • A short duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
Important Information
Departure Point
130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Tour guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 5 years old accompanied by an adult can join this tour for free
  • Near public transportation
  • We unfortunately do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Harry Potter Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused
  • Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vitalija wrote a review Today
Chatham, United Kingdom8 contributions
Took my boys to a tour as a surprise and it was worth it. The guide kept the group engaged. He answered all their questions and kept group interested throughout
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mick C wrote a review 16 Oct
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The tour was both very interesting & extremely good value for money. The guide “Jule” was brilliant & obviously a great big Harry Potter nerd, it was perfect. We got to see parts of Edinburgh we would never have known were there.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Hinckleygirls wrote a review 12 Oct
Leicester, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
Jenny our guide knew all the Harry Potter facts, the greyfriars graveyard was fascinating. A great walking tour with quizzes and lots of hidden gems
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Agáta L wrote a review 12 Oct
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Really great walk with lovely Jenn. She was absolutely fantastic and funny. We also learned a lot about the city and J.K.Rowling´s life, which was really interesting. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amrit H wrote a review 10 Oct
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Me and my husband had a fantastic time with Australian David on our Harry Potter tour!! He had so many funny anecdotes to tell and very interesting knowledge on all things Harry Potter. He made an effort to get to know everyone on the tour and his quirky personality made the
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stevoyeahh
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Excellent tour with Jen
Excellent tour with Jen. I went on the free walking tour (with donation of course). She’s a very knowledgable and e
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Charlotte S
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Really interesting dark side tour, highly recommend!
Wicked tour with Jule! You really get a taste of the grim, darker side of Edinburgh. Very interesting facts but als
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charliewQ4411BX
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Take the opportunity to go on this tour
Our tour guide, ‘Australian David’ was an absolute gem. Charismatic, funny and great with facts. Got me and partner
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E5012PAstuartm
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Edinburgh by night
Walking through the graveyards at night. The guide Jen was very knowledgeable and made the evening interesting.
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940yasminv
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Unforgettable
It was great! Raj is a very attencious and fun tourist guide. Loved the experience, I've enjoyed and learned a lot.
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V7283SYkatied
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Brilliant
Had such a good time on this tour! Angus was spooky and hilarious. We would definitely recommend dark side
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GarryH17
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Darkside... darkside...darkside tour
Fabulous 2 hours wandering around the special sites of Edinburgh Old Town with Angus. Very informative and good fun
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Vicky A
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Fun tour of Edinburgh's dark history
Brilliant experience and original way to see Edinburgh. Our guide Angus was funny and engaging, he also had way mor
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T5452JKmichaelu
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Amazing
The Guide was absolutely amazing. Great sense of humour and incredibly knowledgable as well. Angus really made me
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Gills1977
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Fantastic!
Brilliant tour! Very informative! Angus was a funny knowledgeable guy who really brought the tour to life! We had a
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emmaherity
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Very entertaining tour!
Angus thoroughly entertained us with stories, fun facts & spectacular views. There was something for everyone. High
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ninsssssss
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Ghost stories and much more! 👻
Very interesting, vatiety of stories and a bit of history too! Our tour guide Jen was excellent, very enthusiastic
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laurawY2839NE
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Just brilliant!
We did the tour with the wonderful Jen on the Friday evening. Weather was perfect to visit all the spooky graveyard
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Steviefull
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Sandemans Free Tour of Edinburgh
When visiting a new city I always try and take a tour, just because its so easy to miss so many things and miss out
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JackReese2
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The tour that didn't happen
I booked in advance and arrived at the requested 15' before the tour started. I was told that the group was for 5 p
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