The Magic of Harry Potter
Discover the enchanting world of Harry Potter on a trip through London, the Cotswolds, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands
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- Privately guided tours tailored specifically to you
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Private transfers
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Fully immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter on a spellbinding journey through England and Scotland. You’ll visit iconic locations used during filming as well as places that inspired J.K Rowling to create the stories that have captivated generations for the past 20 years.
You’ll begin in London with a guided tour at the incredible Warner Bros. Studio. Here you can step inside Dumbledore’s office and gaze deep into the penseive, pay a visit to The Burrow, and go back to where it all began at No. 4 Privet Drive. Marvel at the different set designs, discover all sorts of filming secrets and see the original props and costumes. You’ll also enjoy a walking tour of London, visiting Leadenhall Market – the real-life Diagon Alley – and Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station.
You will then head to The Cotswolds via Oxford, stopping at the Divinity School and Christ Church College, both of which featured in the first Harry Potter film. Spend two nights in your charming country hotel before flying to Edinburgh, where J.K Rowling was living when she first put pen to paper. As well as visiting corners of the city that inspired the books, you’ll stop by the cafes where Harry, Ron and Hermione first came to life.
Head further north to the haunting valley of Glencoe and hop aboard the Jacobite steam train, instantly recognisable as the Hogwart’s Express. Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct and head over to the beautiful Island of Skye, home to some of Scotland’s most dramtic scenery. Your magical jourey ends with a visit to Inveraray en route to Glasgow airport for your flight home – we’re still waiting for apparating to become a thing.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Heathrow airport
Private transfer to your hotel in London
Accommodation in London
- 126 rooms and 24 suites
- Fitness suite
- Spa treatment room
With its grand stucco facade, The Kensington is a classic Victorian town house just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Each of the 126 rooms and 24 suites are individually styled – bright and spacious with sumputous fabrics and sleek furnishings. There is also a wonderful family room for those on a family adventure to the capital. The restaurant comprises three interconnecting drawing rooms with fireplaces and large bay windows, and serves contemporary, creative British cuisine. Afternoon tea here is a real treat, displayed on a three-tiered china stand with a delectable selection of sweet and savoury bites. The K Bar with its wood-pannelled walls and blue glass ceiling is the perfect place to unwind with a G&T after a day exploring. For those that like to keep active while away, there is a fitness suite while those looking to really relax will want to make a beeline for the spa treatment room.
London is one of the most exhilarating and diverse cities in the world. This thriving metropolis has a rich history evident at every street corner and yet it continues to innovate, reinvent itself and lead the world. Many scenes from the Harry Potter films were shot here, from the grand Victorian arches of Leadenhall Market to bustling Piccadily Circus and, of course, the famous Platform 9¾ at King's Cross.
Embark on a tour of London with an expert guide to discover the city’s connections with the Harry Potter movies. Along the way you’ll see some of the capital’s most iconic sites, including Piccadilly Circus which was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I. Your guide will show you some of the more intimate sites too, including Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and Leadenhall Market, which was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Enter into the magical world of Harry Potter™ in the studios where the series of movie adaptations were filmed. This is a behind-the-scenes visit where you can experience the actual film sets that were used by the cast and crew for the creation of the Harry Potter series. Discover the Great Hall of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s office, the atmospheric Diagon Alley and the secrets behind some of the special effects.
Private transfer to your hotel in the Cotswolds, via Oxford
En route to the Cotswolds you’ll stop in the historic university city of Oxford, whose colleges were used to recreate the atmospheric interiors of Hogwart’s. Most recognisable are Divinity School and Christ Church College, whose stairway and cloisters featured in The Philosopher’s Stone
Accommodation in The Cotswolds
- 38 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Spa with indoor pool
- Cottage with courtyard and Jacuzzi
Dotted around the Cotswolds are clusters of honey-coloured cottages and fitting right in to the scenery is Dormy House, near the picture-perfect village of Broadway. The boutique country hotel is perched on the top of Willersey Hill within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate. A 17th-century farmhouse, it has plenty of English charm and is nestled in the heart of the rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Each of the 38 rooms and suites are individually designed, blending classic country charm with contemporary British design, splashes of colour and bold prints. You’ll be forgiven for wanting to hole up in suites with such inviting names as The Den, The Snug and The Hideaway or you can make yourself at home at Rose Cottage which comes with its own stone courtyard and Jacuzzi. Take a seat in The Garden Room or The Potting Shed and enjoy modern, seasonal cuisine cooked by chefs who are passionate about championing British cooking. The Garden Room is a bright and airy space that looks over the pretty garden, while The Potting Shed is a more informal centred around a huge oak bar. There’s plenty to keep you occupied at the hotel, including a spa with indoor pool, fitness studio and champagne nail parlour. However, you’re also ideally located to explore the surrounding countryside. Walk through the Farncombe estate to Broadway village or take a day trip to Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. There is also a perfectly manicure 18-hole golf course next door.
Characterised by rolling hills, ancient woodland and sleepy villages of honey-coloured cottages, the Cotswolds is pretty enough to charm even those who are lucky enough to live there. Stretching for 100 miles across the five counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, this is the England of picture books. A tapestry of farmland is divided by 4,000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls and covered with a scattering of pretty market towns, stately homes and castles.
Robin Dale, farmer and tour guide, is a bit of a local legend. On this unique tour, you will join Robin on his farm, home to his family for 80 years. You will have the chance to explore the ‘lay of the land’ and discover all the secrets of farming in the Cotswolds.
You will have exclusive access to his private museum, where a range of pictures, fossils and historic farm machinery will be explained to you by your host. The Cotswolds are famous for their dry stone walls and Robin has built one specially for you. He will share the ancient craft with you and even give you the opportunity to place some stones yourselves. Not many tours offer you the chance to take part in creating Cotswold history. Once your work is done, Robin will take you on a tour of the local area, where he will share his deep knowledge of the English countryside. No VIP tour would be complete without a private visit to an English manor house, so to end the day you will be taken on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a Georgian mansion, one of the finest in the Cotswolds. If it’s gardens you like the manor’s gardens are sublime and after your tour, we can also organise a private lunch or afternoon tea in the gardens or in the grand dining room. Once you have finished, Robin will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel or do a bit more touring.
Visit the historic city of Gloucester whose magnificent cathedral featured in The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and The Half Blood Prince. Walk around the atmospheric cloisters and picture yourself in the corridors of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Private transfer to Heathrow airport
Flight from London to Edinburgh
Meet and greet at Edinburgh airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh
Accommodation in Edinburgh
- 167 rooms
- 20 suites
- Michelin-starred restaurant
Standing proudly at No 1 Princes Street, this grand building, which started out as a railway hotel, blends the best of Scottish tradition and design with five-star contemporary luxury. The 167 charming rooms feature warm, welcoming hues and modern decor, while the 20 suites are spacious and stylish. Settle into a cosy turret alcove in one of the Grand Suites and gaze out at the historic city, or lose yourself in the lavishly furnished Scone and Crombie signature suite. When it comes to light lunches and dinner, book a table at Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux for sublime French cooking made with the finest Scottish produce. Or treat yourself to an extravagant gourmet adventure at the Michelin-starred Number One. This is modern Scottish cuisine at its finest. Find inner-city harmony at the award-winning Balmoral Spa. With five treatment rooms, an indoor pool, Finnish sauna, steam room and fully-equipped gym, it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate body and soul.
Explore Scotland's beautiful capital and discover its connections with the Harry Potter books. You'll be staying in the J.K. Rowling Suite at the Balmoral Hotel, the perfect base from which to explore the cobbled streets of the old town and all its hidden gems.
J.K. Rowling wrote the original Harry Potter stories while living in Edinburgh, making the Scottish capital truly a place of pilgrimage for Potter fans. With an expert local guide, visit the cafes where Rowling used to write and explore Greyfriars Kirkyard, which inspired Tom Riddle’s graveyard in The Goblet of Fire. Edinburgh’s fine architecture is world-renowned and with your guide you’ll also see some of the places that inspired the design of Hogwart’s and Diagon Alley
Glencoe is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the whole of Scotland. Site of the 1695 Massacre of Glencoe, today it is a hauntingly beautiful Highland glen which evokes the spirit of the clans who ruled this land for centuries. It was more recently used as a location in a number of the Harry Potter movies.
Private transfer to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands
Accommodation in The Scottish Highlands
- Seven suites in the main house
- Private dining
- Six self catered suites
Built in 1896 by Lord Strathcona, the august Glencoe House sits overlooking the famous Highland scenery of Glencoe. The main house contains seven sprawling suites with large private sitting rooms, which boasts numerous original features such as marble fireplaces and ornate ceilings, a lavish bathroom, and a charming bedroom or two with fabulous glen views. Breakfasts and seasonal five-course dinners are served in the comfort and privacy of your suite. Six further self-catered suites are found in a characterful building next door, each with a comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen with Aga oven, a luxurious bathroom while the first floor contains a peaceful bedroom with en-suite WC. All suites also enjoy private walled gardens with hot tubs and alfresco dining. Everything you need is provided for breakfast and dinners can be booked in the main house’s grand Great Hall. The mansion is well located for exploring the sublime scenery of Glencoe, the West Coast and islands. There’s centuries of history to discover, dozens of whisky distilleries and plethora of outdoor experiences to be had. There’s also acres of beautiful woodland to walk among from the house and bespoke massage treatments can be arranged.
The Scottish Highlands is a sublime landscape of lochs, stark mountains, forest and a winding coastline dotted with empty beaches and remote fishing villages. For many, the Highlands is the most beautiful region of the British Isles.
It is a wild place with the lowest population density in Europe, but the Highlanders you’ll encounter here are proud, warm and welcoming, with a strong, independent heritage that stretches back centuries.
More than just whisky, fairy tale castles and sprawling stalking estates - though it certainly has those in spades - it is where the modern face of Scotland can be seen in juxtaposition with long held tradition. Re-emerging wildlife, endless opportunity for adventure and incredible local produce make the Highlands a fine destination to explore.
Enjoy a ride on the Jacobite steam train, made famous as the Hogwart’s Express in the Harry Potter movies. The train is one of the best ways to view the stunning scenery of the West Coast from the comfort of the first class carriage. Sit back in first class and watch the beautiful landscapes flash by. You’ll cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct before reaching Mallaig, whereupon you’ll board a local ferry service for your crossing to the Isle of Skye.
Skye’s rugged landscapes and dramatic mountain scenery are unrivalled among the islands of the West Coast. There are a only few roads crossing the island and its isolated position has ensured it retains a strong and proud Gaelic identity. There is a thriving arts and crafts tradition on the island and photographers from far and wide are attracted not only for the peaks and valleys but for the extraordinary abundance of wildlife, both on dry land and in the sea, that Skye is famous for.
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