Hi I'm Sam. I'm short, balding with enourmous ears and I'm beginning to feel a tug to shut them in over doors. An elf's work is never done.

I'd be thrilled to host a private Potter tour, just for your group.

A private Harry Potter tour with a family outside Edinburgh Castle
It's Master Potter's birthday! Outside Edinburgh Castle he surrenders to the Dark Lord

phone:  44 7472 032 787

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Thoughts on birthdays

See a unicorn on a Harry Potter walking tour Well if you're considering me - thanks! I think it better to give the kids a choice though. At least two. People value more what they choose for themselves and it's a day of heightened emotions, so offer them a couple of alternatives, just for their birthday let them be the boss. If they choose a tour, brilliant!

In all cases make sure they're warm, the tour has a bit of standing around, but not overheating. If it rains, bring a trident.

Quill writing in the Elephant House on a Harry Potter tour
Quill writing thankyou letters to JK Rowling, to leave in the Elephant house for an 18th birthday on a 5 hour tour

The Complete Potter-head a 4 hour tour with activities. Popular for rites of passage and people on a pilgrimmage. It stops at Spoon bistro for a great feast and witchcraft classes be it writing a witchy song for the school choir, attempting tessomancy or other malarky.

What has helped make this a success so far is having at least one person along who embraces the tomfoolery and so leads others along.

The length so far ranges from 4 hours 25 minutes to 5 hours, depending upon queues, eating and walking speed.
I can do tours of up to 6 people like this on weekdays, sometimes a shorter version can be run on Sundays.
It's best suited to parties where at least one person has read all the books.

In peak season, or for larger groups a room may need to be booked increasing the price.
It's possible to do a shorter tour including the activities if wanted.
It maybe best not to tell the party about the Quill writing, it's more fun as a surprise.

I'm very happy to do these tours because they're something different, apparently 'unforgettable' - my life is so hard. Please contact me with your party size and availability if interested.