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Live in the Lap of Luxury at This Harry Potter-Themed Apartment!

Edinburgh’s Old Town is a gorgeous, magical throwback. Turn any corner and it feels like you’ve just entered Diagon Alley, as if you’re about to withdraw funds from Gringott’s. Now Edinburgh has gotten even cozier for Potterheads hungering for more of Harry’s homeland. A Harry Potter-themed luxury apartment is now ready to be rented, starting at about $200 a night.


Master Bedroom

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Canongate Luxury Apartment is owned by Potter superfan Yue Gao, who’s gone all out on the design. The master bedroom has a Gryffindor dormroom theme, along with a four-poster bed, over which drapes a top that gives the illusion of floating candles.


There is also a smaller bedroom designed to look like a carriage in the Hogwarts express and a living room that looks like the Gryffindor common room. Every door is also painted in the colors of each of the Hogwarts houses.


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If this is not all incentive enough, some of the knick knacks once belonged to Rowling herself. Gao told Metro, “There is a desk which actually belonged to J.K. Rowling. I managed to acquire it as the furniture restorer’s son went to the same school and was in the same class as J.K. Rowling’s daughter.”


Maybe if you spend $200, you will write at Rowling’s old desk, and pen the next great YA fantasy novel.


“I didn’t want to turn it into a cheap copy of the film, so it’s more like an homage from a huge fan rather than the copy of the movie scene. I put my heart into it — it’s my dream realised,” Gao said. Edinburgh is not only the true birthplace of Harry Potter, but his apartment as well.


Learn more about Canongate Luxury Apartment here, and consider booking a stay!



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