The Magic Potions Tavern | Brewing Cocktails in Edinburgh’s Old Town

I like to think of myself as a some sort of magical travel genie when it comes to planning trips away because I somehow manage to find the craziest things, no matter where we go. And whilst I rarely leave a stone left unturned in the geeky activities department, a few things will occasionally slip under my radar – The Magic Potions Tavern being one of … Continue reading The Magic Potions Tavern | Brewing Cocktails in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

One of the first things you do when you fall in love with the Harry Potter universe is fantasise about which house you would be in. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin all value such different traits when it comes to its students, that you could probably place yourself quite easily if you know yourself well enough. And if you don’t? Well, there’s always Pottermore. I’m … Continue reading Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

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Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

If you’re a Harry Potter fan heading to the UK, chances are that London and Edinburgh are pretty high on your list of places to visit. London features heavily in the Harry Potter books (Kings Cross, Ministry of Magic) and appears in all the movies, whilst Edinburgh is where the books were written – but they aren’t the only places where you can get your Harry … Continue reading Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North

Since it’s been literally forever a little while since I’ve updated Geeky Tourist, I thought the beginning of the month – Hello October! – would be the perfect time to stop procrastinating, pull my finger out, and give you guys a bit of an update as to why I’ve been so vacant. The short story? I’ve been super busy. I honestly don’t think I’m exaggerating … Continue reading Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a rich literary history counting numerous influential writers among its alumni, but for fans of the Harry Potter franchise it’s most excitingly home to J.K. Rowling. Whilst Rowling wasn’t actually born in Edinburgh, she did move to the city in the early 90’s – around the same time she started writing Harry Potter. Because of this, it’s thought that Edinburgh provided Rowling with … Continue reading The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh

The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

When I visited Edinburgh last month, one statement put The Elephant House right to the top of my bucket list – ‘the birthplace of Harry Potter’. It was quite a bold claim, and one not entirely based on fact – J.K. Rowling actually came up with the boy who lived on a train journey to London –nevertheless, it is true that she spent a lot … Continue reading The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter