Top 5 ‘Potterhead’ places in Edinburgh
1. Diagon House
This shop provides everything a Potterhead could ever dream of! From original merchandise to artisanally crafted pieces. No matter if your house is Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, or if your wealth resembles to the Weasley’s or Malfoy’s, there’s something for every budget.
2. Victoria Street
It’s one of Edinburgh’s most loved and visited streets and rightly so! With its quirky little shops, colorful details and old brick buildings, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this little piece of Edinburgh is said to be the main inspiration for the infamous Diagon Alley.
3. The Elephant House
“The Birthplace of Harry Potter” – Here is where large parts of the Harry Potter series was written. But not only did J. K. Rowling let her creative juices flow in this quaint Cafe. Authors like Ian Rankin an Alexander McCall-Smith used the Elephant House as their Writer’s refuge as well!
4. The Balmoral Hotel
For the luxury-loving Potterheads amongst you; stay in Suite 552, where J. K. Rowling wrote “The Deathly Hallows”. Decorated with many lovely details, they even left the original desk in the room! Is there any way to be closer to the incredible woman who created the Potterverse?
5. Glenfinnan Viaduct
Although this muggle-free attraction is not exactly in Edinburgh, we think it should be mentioned – the place where every Hogwarts adventure starts and ends. From Platform 9 ¾ the Hogwarts Express goes over this bridge (and stops occasionally for Dementor patrols). Even today the bridge is still used by a steam train traveling through the Scottish Highlands. Another way to see it is our Harry Potter Trip! Make sure to bring your wands for the perfect picture.