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From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

From Edinburgh: Hogwarts Express and Scottish Highlands Tour

From US$ 189.68 per person

Escape the city for the day and head to the Scottish Highlands. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard, Harry Potter and jump on board the Hogwarts Express on an unforgettable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Ride the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train
  • Explore beautiful Glencoe
  • Marvel at the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Get insider knowledge from your local Scottish guide
Full description
Learn about Scotland’s connections to Harry Potter on a tour of the Highlands. Depart the city and journey north, passing the magnificent Forth Bridge, the Kingdom of Fife, and Perth. Admire the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a stunning drive up the West Coast. Next you’ll travel across its iconic arches from Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express. After experiencing one of the world’s most beautiful railway lines, head to Glencoe. See the dramatic landscapes used as the backdrop for some much-loved scenes in the Harry Potter films. Continue through the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, listening to tales from Scotland’s past. Jump back on the coach to return to Edinburgh, arriving back at the city in the late evening.
  • 1-way Jacobite Steam Train ticket
  • Wi-Fi onboard the coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This is first and foremost a coach tour, with a steam train element
  • This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorized tour of sites related to the Harry Potter franchise. This tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by, or endorsement of, the Harry Potter franchise nor the author J.K. Rowling
  • Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

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Really enjoyable day out. Very informative and a chance to see a lot of Scottish country side if you don't have a car. It was a very long day but broken up with plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities. Wouldn't recommend for children or older people. Made all the better by a great guide (Stevie P). Enjoyable for Harry Potter fans and non-fans alike.

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September 12, 2021

What can I say, worth every penny. I live in Scotland and saw more of Scotland than I've ever seen. Steve P was hands down the best tour guide for this tour. So knowledgeable and def not boring to listen to. He went above and beyond to make our day so special and stopping off at the most exquisite places so we could take pics. My brother Mark and I highly recommend this incredible experience to see the breathtaking views if Scotland. Thank you so much Steve P, amazing Job

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September 9, 2021

The tour guide was super! He had to do so much driving in a day! It was worth the beautiful scenery and highlands The train journey had a nice old fashioned feel but nothing Harry potter related which was a shame for the kids! Of course the views were stunning and it's a nice trip but don't expect much Hogwarts references! Apart from souvenirs and a few drinks! Be prepared for a long time spent on the coah/bus a total of about 8-10 hours with the rest on the train! Would still recommended as a fun day out!

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September 1, 2021

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