What We Will Do
Join us on an all-round, interactive, 3 hour Edinburgh walking tour full of dark tales, J K Rowling’s life and a stunning city sunset atop Arthur’s Seat. Let our expert guide lead the way as you embark on a magical journey through the enchanting Old Town which will bring the streets around you to life through fun-filled storytelling.
The tour will start at the National Library of Scotland where we will make our way down the street which is believed to have inspired the creation of Diagon Alley. This street will lead us directly to the heart of the old town where we will enter Greyfriars Kirkyard to see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the same graveyard which inspired J K Rowling’s three leading characters in the ever-popular Harry Potter series. While learning more about Rowling’s life and visiting two of the cafes where she wrote, we will make the 25-35 minute, steep climb up the extinct volcano, and, weather permitting, we can sit and absorb the amazing sunset over the city.
Slowly descending Arthur’s seat, we will head to the Royal Mile where we will find the Holyrood Palace grounds, the ‘birthplace’ of Scrooge and our last stop, the establishment where you can try the deep fried mars bar (recommended but not included).
Start – Meet outside of the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge, EH1 1EW
End – Tolbooth Tavern,167 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN
Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions, together with any other written information brought to your attention before we confirm your booking, shall form the basis of your contract with Rob Carr Tours. Please read these terms and conditions thoroughly and if you have any further questions contact us immediately.
Bookings can be made via our website at www.robcarrtours.co.uk, by telephone, by email, or via OTAs such as AirBnB Experiences or Indie Travel. Our online booking system can process payments via Stripe, PayPal and we are also able to take direct bank transfer. We will not issue your booking confirmation until the payment has been processed. For all walking tours full payment will be required at the time of booking (unless agreed otherwise). Note that we cannot be held responsible if any tour in which you are interested in becomes fully booked or unavailable prior to full payment being received from you.
Cancellation by You
If you wish to cancel or make any amendments to the tour, please notify us immediately in writing as cancellation charges may apply. Note the date the written communication is sent will be the effective date of cancellation. In the event of cancellation by you, cancellation charges may be payable, as set out below.
For walking tours with a set itinerary, which are available for booking on scheduled dates from scheduled departure points, the following cancellation charges shall apply (depending on the effective date of cancellation):-
- cancellation more than 7 days before the tour departure: 100% refund of the tour price;
- cancellation less than 7 days before the tour departure: 100% charge of the tour price;
- in the event of a ‘no show’ you will be charged 100% of the tour price.
Cancellation by us
Rob Carr Tours reserves the right to cancel tours which experience unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel then we will always refund the total amount received from the customer.
Change to itinerary
The itinerary must be taken as an indication of what each Group should accomplish and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Rob Carr Tours. Any changes in itinerary may be caused by local political conditions, delays, mechanical breakdown, weather, border restrictions, sickness or other unforeseeable circumstances. It is a fundamental condition when booking the tour described that you accept flexibility of the itinerary and acknowledge that delays and alterations with resulting consequences, comfort or disappointments are possible.
There is no travel insurance cover provided as part any of the products sold by Rob Carr Tours. We do not accept responsibility for lost personal possessions and/or luggage on any point of the tour as well as any additional expenses experienced through delays, sickness, weather or other grounds out with our control. Additionally, we strongly recommend to purchase a travel insurance policy covering personal possessions, medical, travel, cancellation etc.