The Potter Trail
The Potter Trail is Edinburgh's original and most acclaimed walking tour for Harry Potter fans, bringing the magical side of the city to life for thousands of visitors every year.
About The Potter Trail
We are Edinburgh's original and most acclaimed walking tour for Potter fans. Consistently in the top 5 highest rated tours in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor, 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...
Originally founded in 2012 by Stuart Young, our first tours were often just for a handful of people. Since then, we've gone from 1 guide to 10, and from 3 tours a week to 2 tours a day! Stuart and our earliest guides were members of Edinburgh University's Comedy Society, and we've never forgotten our roots – and still all of our guides are trained comic performers. We like to think this gives us a unique enthusiasm and theatricality in what we do, and our customers tend to think so too!
We are completely independent and locally run, and pride ourselves on providing tours to anyone regardless of their financial situation. JK Rowling started writing in Edinburgh in very financially challenging circumstances and this is true of many aspiring writers. Our public tours are free with an optional donation at the end and that’s never going to change. We hope that this will help you to be inspired by Edinburgh too!
Where does the tour start and finish?
At the statue of Greyfriars Bobby at the junction of Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 2QE.
The tour finishes on Victoria Terrace (the raised section of Victoria Street). This is a 2 minute walk from the starting location.
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