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Follow the Harry Potter trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn a spell or two along the way.

6 Reviews
From Edinburgh
Online Experience
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Virtual Tour
Upto 35 people
  • A carefully curated presentation of the locations that inspired characters and scenes of Harry Potter
  • See where Lord Voldemort is buried and discover the café where Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book
  • Take a trip down the real-life Diagon Alley and have a chance to be sorted outside the school which inspired Hogwarts
  • Learn who the world’s worst poet was, and which Hogwarts teacher is named after him

Are you looking for something fun to do from the comfort of your own home? We will take you on a virtual experience perfectly tailored for Harry Potter fans. Grab a wand and join your robed guide on this experience! You will discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, see the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn a spell or two along the way. Your guide will be live using a mixture of high-resolution images and Google Earth.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
  • Bring a wand! Or at least something that can be used as a wand. A pen, pencil or chopstick will work fine
Know before you go
  • During the experience, the host will engage the audience with a lot of fun trivia quiz and activities. There will be a house point competition, sorting ceremony, and spell casting
  • You can book this tour for GBP 50, invite up to 15 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
The Potter Trail

Originally founded in 2012 by Stuart Young with some members of Edinburgh University's Comedy Society ,our guides are trained comic performers.We are Edinburgh's original and most acclaimed walking tour for Potter fans. We are in the top 5 highest rated tours in Edinburgh, we bring the magical side of the city to life for thousands of visitors every year. We've been featured everywhere from The Times to PBS, and have even won a few awards along the way.

Tour Reviews
  • Avantika Mathur

    The tour was just not what we expected. It is called Harry Potter trail a virtual experience and hello it was just a power point presentation of photographs .. we were expecting that the guide would actually be going to those places and we would experience the trail not a story on some photos. We are all Harry Potter fans and were looking forward to this but we feel miserably cheated .. even we can ourselves assemble photos from google and show a ppt why should we pay for it. A big disappointment .

  • shreyans.sarang

    It was a wonderful experience. Richard is an amazing host, very knowledgeable and passionate

  • Pooja Khilnani

    My girls are Harry potter fans and loved the tour. It helped that the guide- Richard looked a bit like Harry potter, had the dry british humour and sounded so British. The only thing that I found needed a little bit of tweaking is that since Harry potter books range across age groups, my girls who are 8 have not read all the books (the ones which are rated 13 plus) and so did not follow some bits of the tour.

  • Anuja Aggarwal

    We had a fabulous time on this virtual trail! Admittedly, kids and I were excited even before the tour began as we’re big fans of the Harry Potter series... but truly, the guide had us glued for the complete hour with intriguing snippets, fun quizzes and overall he really knew to get everyone on board.

    I loved that though online, this really felt like an interactive group outing and not in the least a video presentation. Would love to follow this up with a face-to-face tour with the guide when I can go to Edinburgh in person!

  • Richard was amazing! Learnt a lot about Harry Potter, and JK Rowling... I enjoyed it so much that I binge watched Harry Potter immediately after!

  • Ruchira Kumar

    My children and I- all Harry potter fanatics- joined the online Harry Potter Trail- with Richard. From the beginning, he had us enthralled with his tour- despite it being virtual. When we roamed Edinburgh through Google, it felt we were there. He threw in a great quiz for the kids with 'House' points which kept us on our toes, including having a Sorting Hat which he virtually put on everyone's head- and the audience was also very interactive. The little pieces of information strung along the tour were super fascinating, and even though they were from the different books, they didn't come across as disconnected- in fact it all hung together beautifully. It left us wanting more and we ended up doing a marathon run of all the movies back to back! Excellent tour and well done TourHQ for thinking up of this.

From USD 70 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.