Harry Potter Sites In Edinburgh
If you're a Harry Potter fan in Scotland, here are the top Harry Potter sites in Edinburgh that you won't want to miss!
Pop into a magic Harry Potter-themed shop like Museum Context or The Great Wizard, to explore! These shops are filled with everything from Harry Potter wands to wizard-y artwork.
Wander an eerie graveyard & see Thomas Riddell's & William McGonagall's graves. Next door, George Heriot’s School looks like it could have been the inspiration for Hogwarts!
Enjoy a walk on the George IV Bridge to the Elephant House for tea & cake. The cafe where JK Rowling spent time writing + it has beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle.
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JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows here. Room 552 is the JK Rowling Suite. Enjoy a cocktail while admiring the aesthetic if you can't book it overnight.
Try a fun Harry Potter bus tour! Note the tour is not offered all year. Be transported on a red converted double-decker bus with special treats like chocolate frogs!
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Magic Potions Tavern
In the Department of Magic, this spot is known for Harry Potter-themed escape rooms, but you can also try a magical cocktail – which you “brew” yourself!
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Edinburgh has a spooky & witchy past (the city is almost 1000 years old, after all, and used to routinely burn witches), so signing up for a ghost tour is basically mandatory.
Recreate the wizarding world by staying at a Harry Potter-Themed Airbnb with hidden doorways, or a fun hotel stay like The Witchery by the Castle - which is like a luxurious Hogwarts.
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While on the Royal Mile, stop by JK Rowling's handprints & consider a Hogwarts Express Tour which crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct where the movie was filmed!
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