Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: Explore the city on an self-guided audio walking tour

Instant Confirmation
Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 40.0 - 60.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile
The Writer's Museum
The Grassmarket
Greyfriar's Graveyard
Dive into the world of witchcraft and wizardry on this Harry Potter themed walk
Come with me Muggles on a self-guided audio tour and explore the Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling’s global phenomenon! We'll explore the secret alleyways of the Old Town, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to “Diagon Alley” and find the gravestones of Voldemort and some other well-known characters from the Harry Potter series. We'll spot “Hogwarts School of Wizardry” along the way too, and if you like, you can stop in at the famous and not-so-famous cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote before Harry Potter became a best-seller. 

Our journey will include: 

• A fantastic view of the Edinburgh Castle from the esplanade in front of it 
• The Royal Mile, Old Town’s most famous street 
• The Writer’s Museum, a literature fan’s heaven 
• Victoria Street, one of Scotland's most photographed streets 
• The Grassmarket where you’ll hear a story of one very lucky lady from the 1700s. 
• Greyfriar’s Graveyard 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

Health Items

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.9488165, -3.1966843
Address: Castlehill, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland
Directions: We will begin the tour on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade. It’s the large flat area in front of the Castle gate. To get there walk to the very top of the Royal Mile. The address on google maps is Castlehill. Head up the Royal Mile, when you are near the top you will spot on your right the Tartan Weaving Mill, walk past it and position yourself in the middle of the esplanade. There are no direct bus routes to Edinburgh Castle, it is a pedestrian area. However, you can get a local city bus to the North Bridge area, and then it is a 10-minute walk uphill to the starting point.
End Location Address 21 George IV Bridge, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1EN
Start Location Notes Castlehill, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 55.9475692, -3.1918188
Address: 21 George IV Bridge, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1EN
End Location Address 21 George IV Bridge, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1EN
Start Location Notes Castlehill, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Scotland


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-99 years $5.99 Available on request


Option Name Tour Download Voucher
Option Description

Other Information

Voucher Info



1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code HPEB1982 then select Download Now

Please download the tour onto the VoiceMap app and charge your phone before you go. Remember to bring your own headphones. If the tour takes more than a few minutes to download, please stop the download, go to Account, select Purchased and try to download the tour from there. If you still experience issues, please contact us on [email protected]

Confirmation necessary? No