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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enigmatic and beautiful in its own way, it is claimed that Greyfriars Kirkyard is one of the five places on earth with the highest paranormal activity. Apparently, J.K. Rowling used to go for long walks in the area and got some the surnames from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nuria C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time I came was part of the city of dead tour which was absolutely amazing did this on the Thursday night the guy who did this was 5 star and very informative. Really enjoyed my experience coming to here and seeing the vaults which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a walk and talk around the Kirk last night 🌙 and went back this morning to have another look because it was so interesting

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at a hotel just a short walk from here, so i was able to walk through the kirkyard numerous times at different times of the day. It is a haunting, sacred place - many old gravestones and monuments. I did not take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christine102262
Reviewed 1 week ago

This graveyard is full of stories and history. While there are only a thousand (or two?) head stones in the graveyard, there are well over half a million bodies buried there from mass graves during plague times. When it rains and the topsoil becomes soft,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hans3595
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a visit some of the graves are quite spectacular it is quiet and nice to walk round only thing is the tents in the corner

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and myself always wanted to visit because of the recent weather grounds paths very wet muddy a few tours on as we went around

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Departure13447656890
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here as part of my free tour with Little Fish, which was a great intro to the graveyard. Nice to walk around and see the old gravestones. It was also fun to find the three stones that inspired Harry Potter and to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daisy_Alberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no better example of mans bestfriend then the story of Greyfriars Kirkyard. Here you have the loyal dog example of history, i wont share the ending as a spolier.. but you will hug your fur kid when you get home and wish she/he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChuckM903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone might tell you to only visit the kirkyard if you like Harry Potter (cause some of the character names were inspired from tombs here). But the kirkyard has many more stories to share and I find it just worth walking around and also to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MarcinPolandKrakow
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Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot's School. Wikipedia Address: Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh... More
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