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Finding the Trace of Harry Potter in Central Edinburgh

Harry Potter fans look no further! Edinburgh isn't just the capital city of Scotland in the UK but also where the Harry Potter series was born. It's not that difficult to find the trace of this wizarding world in this Muggle-filled city. Follow us today to discover more places in Edinburgh that no Harry Potter fans should miss out! Let's make the magic happen, shall we?

Victoria Street Edinburgh is Where the Magic Begins

Victoria Street, or best known in its magical name Diagon Alley is one of the busiest district in Old Town Edinburgh where it has the most colourful houses in the city. Just like the movie scenes, many restaurants and shops can be found within the area. And it's not surprised that you could even buy things like wands, robes or brooms that are on the Hogwarts supply list.

Quality Harry Potter Souvenirs in Victoria Street

Museum Context is where you can find all the items (or almost everything) on the Hogwarts supply list. Muggles or No-Maj won't be able to use them in a magic way so they became some quality souvenirs that everybody loves! The interior setting is so realistic that would make you believe you somehow walked into the movie. Get ready to spend some money here!

A Real-life Magic School is Also a Castle

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is described as grand and gorgeous as a castle in real life. Edinburgh Castle might not be the exact blueprint for this magic school but it somehow looked similar in every way. From the colour of its bricks to the entrance with a suspension bridge, not to mention where this castle located on the hilltop in the city, this place is definitely the model where it makes the magic begin.

The Gravestone of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard is a historical graveyard that is located in the Old Town. It sounds very ordinary but there's actually a Tom Riddle's gravestone hidden in the garden. This dark lord is best known as Voldemort in the Harry Potter series which makes a good reason why everyone would love to see his grave in person. There's also a dog statue named Greyfriars Bobby within the area, telling us the story of this famously loyal dog. Perhaps this is where J.K. Rowling was inspired to create a fictional character Dobby, a very loyal house elf in Harry Potter series.

A 5-star J.K. Rowling Suits at The Balmoral

Can you believe that there's a luxury suite in a 5-star hotel named after J.K. Rowling finished the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? The J.K. Rowling Suite at The Balmoral in Edinburgh city centre is where all Harry Potter fans should stay - its owl door knocker opens the magic world to you! You certainly deserve a fantastic night here with the stunning overlooking view of Calton Hill during your trip in Edinburgh!


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