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Description
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops
  •  - Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write
  •  - Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House 
  •  - Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible
  •  - Compare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts 
  •  - Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley 
  •  - Buy novelty gifts along the way
  • In December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developed
  • Begin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand...
  •  We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops - Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write - Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House  - Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible - Compare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts  - Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley  - Buy novelty gifts along the wayIn December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developedBegin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand... We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Version 7 – July 20, 2020 12:26

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Know Before You Book
  • This is a walking tour
  • Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport

Version 6 – July 20, 2020 12:26

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Know Before You Book
  • This is a walking tour
  • Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport

Version 5 – July 20, 2020 12:24

Included
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
  • Gratuities (optional)

Version 4 – July 20, 2020 12:17

Description
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops - Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write - Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House  - Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible - Compare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts  - Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley  - Buy novelty gifts along the wayIn December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developedBegin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand... We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops.Commence at Nicolson's Cafe , now Spoon, where Rowling would writeVisit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House Walk through Greyfriars House , spotting as many familiar names as possibleCompare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row , which inspired Diagon Alley Buy novelty gifts along the wayIn December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developed.Begin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand... We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece.
Highlights
  • Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write
  • Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House
  • Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible
  • Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley

Version 3 – July 20, 2020 12:12

Product Name
  • Wizarding World: Diagon Alley and Hogwarts, Private Tour
  • Wizarding World: Diagon Alley and Hogwarts
Description Summary
  • Discover the locations where Rowling wrote Harry Potter, visiting the places which inspired her
  • Discover the locations where Rowling wrote Harry Potter, visiting the places which inspired her.
Description
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops.Commence at Nicolson's Cafe , now Spoon, where Rowling would writeVisit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House Walk through Greyfriars House , spotting as many familiar names as possibleCompare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row , which inspired Diagon Alley Buy novelty gifts along the wayIn December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developed.Begin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand... We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece.
  • On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops.Commence at Nicolson's Cafe , now Spoon, where Rowling would writeVisit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House Walk through Greyfriars House , spotting as many familiar names as possibleCompare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row , which inspired Diagon Alley Buy novelty gifts along the wayIn December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developed.Begin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand... We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece.
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
  • 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