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Explore the city of Edinburgh and discover the landmarks and areas which inspired parts of the Harry Potter Universe. After the tour, enjoy a guided whisky tasting experience at The Lost Close.

Full Description 

This walking tour of Edinburgh unfurls the history and origins of the world’s most famous Wizard followed by a whiskey experience at The Lost Close with our whiskey expert.

Your Day: After we gather at Tron Kirk on The Royal Mile, the first stop of the tour is a view of the historical Waverley Train station. Trains being an iconic part of a young wizards journey.

You will then head to Edinburgh University Old College, and pop into the Old Town area to see a spooky graveyard & visit a shop down Victoria street which inspired Diagon Alley.

You will also have great views of the famous Edinburgh Castle alongside many sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books including the famous cafe, The birth. place of Harry Potter.

After Potter you will be taken to ‘The Lost Close’ where you will be greeted by a true whisky expert who will tell you all about the history, geography and many hilarious stories of Scotch Whisky.

You will try multiple drams from various different regions from the highlands to the lowlands.

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  • Learn the origins of the Harry Potter Story.
  • See the sights of Edinburgh’s Historical Old Town.
  • Taste the very best whisky with a true whisky Expert.



  • A small group walking tour with a Harry Potter guide around Edinburgh
  • A whisky tasting experience with a whisky expert
  • 3 drams of whisky from different regions

Meeting Point


Tron Kirk Royal Mile Market is the meeting point. It looks like an old church directly situated on the Royal Mile itself opposite a Bella Italia restaurant. Your guide will be holding a sign or wand.

Know Before you Go


  • If you are between the ages of 18-25 please bring Photo identification for the Whisky experience. All ages older also advised to carry ID.

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June, 2024




August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Lewis
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