Harry Potter in Edinburgh: The Places Behind the Story

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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

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


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

  • The place that inspired Hogwarts

  • Tom Riddle’s tomb


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 Egypt 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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Joyce Kerr

05 Jun 2023
run out of phone batteries, take a charge pack with you. finished the rest at home.


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28 Apr 2023
please update the quest steps which contain closed business

What does a
game look like?

  • 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.

  • Role-play

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


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