Harry Potter - Edinburgh Map

Edinburgh's places for Harry Potter Fans

Victoria Street - Diagon Alley

Address: Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 (55.948908, -3.193187)
A street famed as Rowling’s said inspiration for Diagon Alley.

The Elephant House

Address: 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN (55.94755559999999, -3.191745900000001)
The Elephant House served as a home away from home for Rowling while she wrote the Harry Potter series.
It is known as the birthplace of Harry Potter.

Greyfriar’s Kirkyard

Address: 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE (55.9471267, -3.1918613000000278)
J.K Rowling got some inspiration from this cimetary.
You will find the grave of Thomas Riddell (Voldemort) and also Elizabeth Moodie and William McGonagall (Mad-Eye Moody and Professor McGonagall).

The Balmoral Hotel

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ (55.9526566, -3.1896130000000085)
The Balmoral Hotel is the place where J.K. Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Room 552 has been renamed "The J.K Rowling suite".

JK Rowling’s Handprints

Address: 253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ (55.95030149999999, -3.190339999999992)


Address: 6A Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DH (55.94705709999999, -3.1857930999999553)
This restaurant used to be called the Nicolson's and was owned by J.K Rowling's brother in law.
This is the place where she wrote huge parts of the first book (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone).

George Heriot’s School

Address: George Heriot's School Edinburgh EH3 9EP (55.94514589999999, -3.192288700000063)
Some people assume George Heriot's School is the inspiration for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series.
This has never been confirmed by the author though.