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. 
  • No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.

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

Starting point

City Chambers

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 11 challenges
  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • 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.
People exploring Glasgow with Questo

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Download Questo, choose the game you want to play, then go to the starting point and explore.

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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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Cami Campbell

Oct 2021
clues and challenges were difficult to solve and directions very quite vague. had to use own knowledge of edinburgh to navigate some directions

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


Cami Campbell
2712 XP
claire howden
1107 XP

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