Harry Potter in Edinburgh: The Places Behind the Story [QUEST IN TEST MODE]

Created by
Jean B
Edinburgh is the city where J.K. Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books, and where she found the most inspiration. Schools that look like castles, colourful streets with quirky shops, and a beautiful city that seems haunted by its dark past. 

Play the game to discover the secrets behind the magical story and the way its creator conquered challenges in her own life in order to bring Hogwarts and its people to life. 
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Places you will visit


It will take you

47-77 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km


The true coffee shop where J.K. Rowling used to write her novels.

The place that inspired Hogwarts

Tom Riddle’s tomb

Know before you go

    Quest available in English

    This quest has 11 challenges

    Best during the day


    Best for couples

    Recommended activity for families


You are Eladora, a twelve years old witch who loves to make potions, watch the old Indiana Jones movies, and fly on her broom at night. You just returned from the Academy of Magic in Egipt to spend summer at home with your family, but something seems odd in your town. It looks like they’ve all forgotten who you are, in fact they seem to believe witches and wizards are entirely imaginary! You need to investigate quickly and find the cause of this enchantment that took over your beloved city.
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Discover new places

As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

Solve puzzles, crack riddles

You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

Learn fun history

Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.


Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.



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Chris Schofield

Jan 2022

claire howden

Sep 2021
some of the clues were to difficult and we ended up slightly lost on the last two clues navigating instead on street signs. however learnt lots


Dec 2021

jenni hearnshaw

Dec 2021
Some of the answers were incorrect and the clues weren’t always that understandable such as the eyes of a clock should have been face ans the first answer should have been 10. but the knowledge and facts we learnt were good

edit ditke

Nov 2021
overcomplicated questions and directions, made it way too difficult to solve. Even though we figured out the correct answer it was not accepted. spoiler: first riddle: 2+8=10 and the accepted answer was 9. Great story, thank you!


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Cami Campbell
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edit ditke
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