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Harry Potter Origins Tour – Edinburgh


Free your inner witch or wizard and embark on a journey like no other. We’re heading to where it all began, in the breathtaking city of Edinburgh.

Discover the places and people that sparked JK Rowling’s imagination and inspired the story of the boy wizard. Re-tread the steps of Harry, Hermione and Ron and re-create your favourite cinematic moments at some of the film series’ most iconic settings.

Get hands-on with magical activities like potion-making.

Ride the Hogwarts Express over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Stay in your very own castle…

This truly is the trip of a Potter-fan’s dreams!


  • Private transport to and from Edinburgh
  • Personal tour guides to accompany and transport you to your magical locations
  • 5 nights in exclusive, hand-picked accommodation
  • All meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner (one drink included with each).
  • Entry tickets and fees for attractions and activities
  • A little touch of magic….


Harry Potter guided walking tour of Edinburgh

Weave your way through the streets and alleyways of the historic city of Edinburgh, learn of the magical locations and mythical tales that inspired JK Rowling as she formed her plot and characters for the Harry Potter series.

Potion-making class

Use your technology-filled magic wand at an interactive work-station and brew two molecular cocktails, each of which have different properties and effects. How about the Serum of Loose Lips? Or the Dragon’s Breath?

Day trip to ride the Hogwarts Express (Jacobite Steam Train)

Travel through stunning scenery, stopping to take in some of the amazing backdrops used for the Harry Potter series of films. From a special viewing platform, watch the morning service of the Jacobite Steam Train travel across the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct before heading to catch the afternoon service and enjoy a return journey from Fort William to Mallaig. Feel like you’re being transported to the magical world of Hogwarts as you enjoy spectacular views over Loch Shiel, filming location of the Great Lake. This is truly one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.

Guided tour of Alnwick Castle

Take a few hours to explore the castle, including a 45-minute ‘Alnwick on Location’ guided tour, a cinematic journey around the castle grounds, which have played a part in historical features, Shakespeare adaptations and, of course, two Harry Potter films.

Visits to iconic filming locations

Walk the corridors made famous by Harry and his fellow students. Watch out for Dementors in the underpass where Dudley was besieged. Visit Professor McGonnagal’s classroom. Or take a selfie at Hogsmeade station.

Owl-handling experience

Get up-close and personal to the wizarding world’s feathered friends with this incredible opportunity to fly a variety of owls.

    Let’s just hope you don’t get Enrolled

    There are lots more besides… but some of the magic lies in the unexpected!


    We offer transportation throughout the tour either in our executive 8-seater Mercedes-Benz Vito or a minibus for larger groups, so you can sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow tour guests.
    For travelling around Edinburgh, we will either be on foot or using public transport. Any journeys on public transport are included.


    We source unique accommodation for each tour, often steering away from hotels to find quirkier places for exclusive use by your group.
    This is so we can offer hidden gems that might pass you by as individual travellers. Quality is key, however, and we ensure any accommodation booked meets our high standards.


    Price based on a group of 6 tour guests:


    This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros.

    We use third party activity providers in our tours. These activity providers are not endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling or otherwise connected with Harry Potter or J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.