Harry Potter Scotland Tour

  • Private car/minibus
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  • Train

About The Tour

Leave the muggle world behind and join us on a magical 4-day journey around Scotland. This enchanting country inspired J.K. Rowling to write the spellbinding series of books recounting the wizardly adventures of The-Boy-Who-Lived and later formed the mystical backdrop to the films. Ready your wand and join our expert mage guide on a journey to Hogwarts.

Day 1

After meeting your British Tours guide in Edinburgh, wander the cobbled streets of Rowling’s home city. Partake in a spot of shopping on the colourful throughfare believed to have inspired the fictional Diagon Alley, before visiting the café where J.K. Rowling sharpened her quill and wrote the first chapters of Harry Potter’s tale. Also visit Greyfriars Kirkyard. See the grave that gave Lord Voldemort his name where the grass never grows! In the afternoon, learn to play quidditch the filming location for Harry’s ill-fated flying lesson. With your guide, explore this 14th century castle where Harry Potter became the youngest seeker in a century. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2

Set off from Edinburgh and drive to Glencoe via one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles. A highlight of this castle is the Chapel Royal constructed by King James VI of Scotland, later King James I of Great Britain; however, magic users should beware of this monarch as he supported the widespread persecution of witches during the Scottish witch trials. Then head northwards to Glencoe. This rugged landscape bewitched the Harry Potter filmmakers and Glencoe’s scenery features heavily as the backdrop to the Triwizard Tournament Tasks. Also see the site of Hagrid’s hut. Although the hut does not stand today, tread in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron when they went to visit the gentle Hogwarts groundskeeper. Overnight in Fort William, the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ located at the base of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles. 

Day 3

Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express from Fort William to Mallaig. Be transported by this glistening steam locomotive through the cinematic Highland landscape of majestic mountains, serene lochs and untamed wilderness. On this journey through both time and fantasy, you will cross the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct, the grand railway bridge that the Hogwarts Express crosses as it journeys to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During your train ride, you will stop at Mallaig, a picturesque fishing town with a charming range of small independent restaurants and shops. Explore this coastal locale for a couple of hours before returning to Fort William on the steam train where you will spend the night. 

Day 4

On the final day of your tour, explore the lochs and glens that cast their spell over film viewers around the world before returning to Edinburgh. See the island where Professor Dumbledore, the Hogwarts Headmaster, was laid to rest. Furthermore, tour the beautiful loch that featured in the films as the Great lake that was the fictitious home of the Giant Squid, the merpeople and the grindylows. At this loch the natural beauty of the Highlands intertwines with the movie magic.

On this tour experience for yourself the sights that featured in Harry Potter’s wondrous world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Itinerary Enhancers:

You can enhance your itinerary by including the following:

* Balmoral Hotel – Overnight at the Balmoral Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel in Edinburgh, where J.K. Rowling stayed whilst writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

* Afternoon Tea on the Hogwarts Express – In the beautiful vintage surroundings of your restored Mark I or Mark II train carriage, treat yourself to a traditional British High Tea complete with scones and freshly prepared sandwiches.

The cost of this tour starts from £4980 for 4 people.

Our prices include a qualified driver-guide, overnight fees for the driver-guide, standard class tickets for the Jacobite Steam Train, entrance tickets to Stirling Castle and Alnwick Castle, a private car, petrol and tax but not accommodation, or meals.