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Walk in the footsteps of JK Rowling

a thorough

walking tour inspired by Harry Potter

Sponsored by Gringotts
"Genuinely think I couldn't have had a better birthday, sorted into GRYFFINDOR, spent 2 & half hours learning loads about Harry Potter & seeing some very very interesting places, having a great feast, cocktails afterwards. If only I had been Head Girl. Thanks so much Sam you made my birthday magical!!!!!"
Emma White

A loving journey across the Athens of the North, packing in more of the sights and all of the excitement of JK Rowling's rags to super-star story. Create memories that beat dementia.

The Potter tour hallows

Fawkes the Phoenix
What can JK's life teach?
How to succeed at a creative life
How to respond to failure
What defines a good person
Beat the odds with prioritisation
house elf Dobby
The ethics of Potter
What can we learn from
characters' flaws & fate?
The cost of choosing between
family & honour
a Spell Book
Rowling's work teaches
how to be inspired,
obsess to grow originality,
break through blocks,
stay focused
the sorting hat
Extend the magic
with connections between Edinburgh & lesser known Wizarding World creatures & history.
Sorting Hat ceremony for fun-lovers

The Complete Potter

3 hours

for all the budding Hermione Grangers and Albus Dumbledores who can't learn enough. This tour has a good amount of stairs up to Edinburgh Castle, perfect for building up a feast deserving appetite.

Noses down for your NEWTs - Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests: everything in the Rowling tour plus 3 times as many love stories a touch more JK Rowling biography including how community helped her succeed, overcoming writers block, the motivation for the Daily Prophet's Rita Skeeta, the morality and religous aspects of the books. More on the wizarding world's history and a few more Fantastic Beasts. This tour has the maximum JK Rowling parables to live a more successful life.

Live Rowling’s struggle and triumph and bask in the best of “yon Empress of the North”.

Contact me for a group booking

JK Rowling's Edinburgh

2.5 hours £20.00

like being friends with Hagrid, more than you bargained for.

JK Rowling is the most influential woman in the world. On this tour we dive deep into her history. Learn to use failure as a springboard, be inspired, stay committed and conquer the world. Discover the sights that inspired her and the cafes which fueled her. Experience how, through her adopted daughter, Edina once more left footprints upon the world.

All the content of the Potter tour with a little bit more. Perfect preparation for your OWLs - Ordinary Wizarding Levels.
+ 1 love story, the inspiration of the mirror of ERISED, the department of mysteries, Newt Scamander's stay in Edina

Starts besides the statue of the Duke of Wellington on his horse, opposite the Balmoral Hotel.
Discounts for couples, families, groups.

Edinburgh Free Potter Tour

100-120 minutes

all the chief sites connected to the books, perfect for restless Fred and George Weasleys who need just the minimum because they have mischief to make.

Enter Greyfriars kirkyard and the Harry Potter connections explode. We visit you know who's grave, a possible inspiration for Hogwarts, attempt to wake Peeves and explore some of the wizarding world’s lesser known traditions and tales.

We’ll hustle down a passable Knockturn alley, full of dark doorways, crooked stairs and the watching eyes of shopkeeps. At the foot of “Edinburgh's Diagon Alley”, we’ll reach our prize. I have been given a generous discount for fabulous Scottish ice cream. It could be Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream shop, except Florean was abducted and murdered by Death Eaters, so of course, it's been taken over. Its present owner has a pet snake. Which kinda makes sense.

What happened to Scotland's Hinky Punk? Why are there so so few Erumpants? How do you Peeve Peeves? Ask me on the tour and discover.

I'll ask for tips and kind reviews at the end. Don't let Inquisitor Umbridge catch you, blast out on your broomstick.

Do you visit the grave of He Who Must Not Be Named? You bet your Longbottom. And we see the "birthplace of Harry Potter", but learn more with treasure undiscovered by travel bloggers:

Where Rowling graduated
The first, second and third cafes where Rowling wrote the books
Rowling's reception for her honourary degree
The scene of Rowling's writer's block
Peeves's tomb
JK's connection to Britain's most seductive restaurant
The postbox made of golden Snitches
The community that helped Rowling reach her potential
The birthplace of Dementors
High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge & the reformation
The Witches' fire
The home of Newt Scamander's Hinky Punk
JK Rowling's favourite event at the Castle
Riddle's Court, where the sun seldom reaches
Why choose me?
100 minutes minimum. More Rowling, more of the city that inspired her, more fantastic beasts.

A better question is 'will you win the house cup?'

Meeting point for Complete Potter & Rowling's Edina

In front of General register house, beside the Duke of Wellington on his horse Copenhagan
Duke of Wellington
Butterbeer's this way lads

Meeting point for the Potter tour

Between the statue of William Chambers and the National Museum of Scotland steps
Nobody does dandruff like Will-i-am