Edinburgh: Harry Potter in Edinburgh Audio Guide

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Walk in Harry Potter's footsteps and discover the history of Edinburgh with this city audio guide. Explore secret alleyways, wander down Diagon Alley, and visit the cafés where J.K. Rowling wrote.


  • Feast your eyes on the real-life locations that inspired the Harry Potter books
  • Learn about the famous and lesser-known cafés where J.K. Rowling wrote her books
  • Walk at your own pace and feel free to linger at spots that peak your interest
  • Use the virtual option to see Edinburgh from the comfort of your own home
  • Benefit from a flexible audio guide with lifetime access if your plans change


Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's wizarding world without the expense or time constraints of a group tour with an audio guide. See the spots that inspired J.K. Rowling's global phenomenon, including the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. Start your visit on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade, where you can take in views of the castle and surrounding streets. Continue along the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's most famous street and home to parliaments old and new, law courts, a cathedral, churches, and a vast range of cafés and pubs. Wander down to Victoria Street, one of Scotland's most photographed streets and the inspiration behind Diagon Alley. Next, head to Greyfriars Kirkyard where you can spot the grave of Tom Riddle and some other well-known characters from the Harry Potter series. Pass by the Writer's Museum, a literature fan's heaven that includes portraits, works, and personal objects from the collections of Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Spot “Hogwarts School of Wizardry” along the way too, and if you like, you can stop in at the famous and not-so-famous cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote before Harry Potter became a best seller. Finish at the Grassmarket where you’ll hear a story of one very lucky lady from the 1700s. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.


Lifetime audio guide access App for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English

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