Every Potterhead needs to visit these magical Edinburgh highlights
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Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is a beautiful city that’s known for many things: its glorious castle, fried everything and being the birthplace of Harry Potter. Most well-informed muggles are aware that Rowling penned her initial novels in Edinburgh cafes, but only the best know that she drew inspiration from her surroundings. Consequently, when navigating your way around Edinburgh’s cobbled streets, it’s not uncommon to come across reminders of everyone’s favourite books (and films). To save you some time, we have put together a list of places in Edinburgh that any true Potterhead should visit. The Elephant House Situated on George IV Bridge, this relaxed coffee house is one of many Rowling utilised when writing the Potter books. Its bathroom is filled with heartwarming messages written to J.K from dedicated fans, detailing how much the characters that she created mean to them. Rowling was interviewed at the cafe when writing her third book and can be seen enjoying the café’s delicious coffee. Greyfriars Kirkyard It was in Greyfriars Kirkyard that Rowling found inspiration for names of some of her most well-known characters: Tom Riddle, Made Eye Moodie and McGonagall. The headstones of William McGonagall, Elizabeth Moodie and Tom Riddle are regularly visited by Potter fanatics. The graveyard can be found near Edinburgh landmark, Greyfriars Bobby.
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Finished Hallows 9 yrs ago today. Celebrated by graffiti-ing a bust in my hotel room. Never do this. It's wrong. pic.twitter.com/HsqQKydY68— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2016
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