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THE HARRY POTTER TOUR OF EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

PG rated

Our Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh is inspired by the Harry Potter books and explores some of the locations that are thought to have inspired J.K Rowling when she started writing the novels in the city.

The tour is sure to delight both Potterheads and curious travellers wanting to learn more about Scotland’s capital.

What will you do on this virtual tour?

      • Discover Edinburgh’s most magical spots.
      • Visit the “Birthplace of Harry Potter”.
      • Stand on the grave of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named.
      • Step back in time with our Time-Turner.

Stops on this virtual tour

Elephant House Cafe   

Princes’ Street Gardens   

Edinburgh Castle 

Castlehill

     

Victoria Street   

Greyfriars Churchyard   

George Heriot’s School   

The Balmoral Hotel   

choose your adventure

 Do it YOURSELF

$19.99

  • 45 minute virtual tour

  • 10 days access to the virtual tour, so you can do it at your pace
  • Interactive online experience packed with 3D models, historical photos and videos

  • Stunning 8K 360° imagery

  • Access to recommendations and additional information about Scottish culture, hand-picked by Andrew.

LIVE GUIDED TOUR

$39.99

  •  1.5 hour live guided tour by Andrew

  • Opportunity to ask questions and get further insights from the guide

     

  • Stunning 8K 360° imagery

 

  • Interactive experience packed with 3D models, historical photos and videos
  • Access to recommendations and additional information about Scottish culture, hand-picked by Andrew.

Unsure it’s right for you?

Meet your guide

ANDREW BAXTER

ANDREW BAXTER

Andrew is a professional guide who shares his love of Scotland with guests from across the globe. He fell in love with Scotland when he first stepped off an overnight train into the streets of Edinburgh nearly thirty years ago. He’s never looked back and guides guests around the whole of Scotland from the city streets to mountain lochs – all with his trademark storytelling style. Since the pandemic, Andrew has been sharing his love of Harry Potter with groups across the UK and has become a popular guide with Potterheads from far and wide.

Follow Andrew on LINKEDIN and FACEBOOK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you trying to replace real travel?

Curious about Edinburgh? Why not visit it virtually before you fly! Click here to try our tour for free!

What makes Globetrotter VR tours different from other virtual tours?

Some platforms out there are giving webinar-style virtual tours using Zoom, PowerPoints and photos. We are not just another Zoom call! We use the latest virtual reality technology to bring the world to you through stunning 360° environments and storytelling.

We are also different from classic virtual experiences that require you to have a virtual reality headset because our tours are accessible from your PC, mobile and tablet. With Globetrotter VR, you can get the best of what cutting-edge tech offers without the extra gear.

Try our free limited version here to see your yourself and discover why our tours are unique!

 

What is the difference between an On-Demand tour and a Live tour?

We offer two different types of tours to fit all lifestyles and desires. Our On-demand tour contains pre-recorded audio clips and videos by our local guide, meaning you can enjoy the tour independently, at a time that suits you!

Our Live Tour offers the most immersive experience. After choosing your preferred date and start time, you will join our local guide live in the virtual tour platform and be personally guided around. This model allows you to interact directly with our tour guide and ask any questions you may have.

I'm not a high-tech person. Can I still do your tours?

You don’t need to have any knowledge or previous experience with VR to enjoy our tours. Our team of experts has made sure that all you need to start exploring virtually is your favourite device (PC, mobile, tablet) and a sense of curiosity!

Click here to see how accessible our tours really are!

 

How does your company contribute to local communities?

Our partner tour guides get a revenue share from every tour that is purchased. In addition, our team works remotely with local artists and content creators from the destination to create the virtual tours, so our carbon footprint in making the tours is negligent.

Do I need a VR headset to enjoy your virtual tour?

Nope! To have the best experience of your tour, you just need yourself, your PC, smartphone or tablet and a stable internet connection. A refreshing drink and some yummy snacks are encouraged, but not required!

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour is an online experience that allows you to explore a location remotely.

How can I book a private tour for my friends and family?

We offer private group tours and can arrange these for a time and date that suits you. Our private virtual tours are perfect for birthday celebrations, family activities and team building events! To arrange a private tour, please send a request to info@globetrotter-vr.com

Do you use Zoom or Meets to do your tours?

We use our very own dedicated video calling platform for our Live Tours. Unlike zoom or google meets, our platform allows independent navigation of our virtual world, meaning you can look around in 360 degrees independently, or follow your tour guides ‘gaze’ at any time in the tour. 

If you would prefer to use zoom or an alternative video calling platform to experience a private tour however, this can be arranged.

How many people can come to the Live tours with a guide?

Our Live tours with a guide can host up to 20 people.

Are your virtual tours child-friendly?

Each one of our virtual tours gets a PG rating, so you can choose the right experience for your family.

What they say

“This is the perfect solution for people who are less mobile, don’t have time, or the funds to travel the world.”

Renata Feyen

Lifestyle Blogger, Seadbeady

“I am now a convert to immersive travel”

Lorraine Worsley-Carter

Travel Writer, Quays Life

“So much fun to have a virtual passport to travel, learn and explore!”

Elise Edwards

Travel Blogger, Six Feet Apart

  • 5 star ratingA unique was to travel A unique form of travel with the opportunity to see some interesting sights linking Edinburgh to some Harry Potter references. I was unaware that my favourite book series was created here and was pleased to see the places which provided inspiration to characters and locations.

    Sophie S
    8/02/2021

    5 star ratingLoved seeing the cities links to Harry Potter! What an amazing find! This was such a fun and different way to explore a city I've never been to. Andrew knows so much about the city's history of real-life witches and made the experience even more captivating to be a part of. As a fan of both Harry Potter and experiencing new places, this tour was such a delight! …

    Sarah J
    8/01/2021

    5 star ratingA unique was to travel A unique form of travel with the opportunity to see some interesting sights linking Edinburgh to some Harry Potter references. I was unaware that my favourite book series was created here and was pleased to see the places which provided inspiration to characters and l

    Sophie S
    8/01/2021
  • 5 star ratingLoved seeing the cities links to Harry Potter! What an amazing find! This was such a fun and different way to explore a city I've never been to. Andrew knows so much about the city's history of real-life witches and made the experience even more captivating to be a part of. As a fan of both Harry Potter and experiencing new places, this tour was such a delight!

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    6/01/2021

    positive review The way how Globetrotter VR can combine fun, education and the real feeling of the experience fascinates me!

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