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Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here specifically for Greyfriars Bobby but the Church and attached grounds are so beautiful and very interesting.

Thank Cassowary
Reviewed 4 days ago

This memorial commemorates the loyal dog that spent 14 years by his master's grave. When John Gray, an Edinburgh policeman died in 1858, Bobby made his home by his master's grave in Greyfriars' Kirkyard. He was fed by local residents who built him a shelter...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit Edinburgh often and never miss a chance to walk through this beautiful, historic cemetery. Reading the ancient tombstones is like looking backward in time. I've never found it creepy myself, even though many have said it's very haunted. I just love the grounds...More

Thank DeAnna Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have visited Greyfriars Bobby statue and bar many times over the years and finally found time on a lovely Saturday afternoon to visit the kirkyard and grave of the legendary famous dog Bobby. Very pleasant grounds to walk round.

Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, make sure, you visit the graveyard. This is the place where JK Rowling get inspired of Voldemort´s name. You can find the grave of Thomas Riddel. On the other hand, this is a famous cemetery. You...More

Thank Macka H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the famous cemetery where Greyfriars Bobby and his master John Gray are buried. One of the highlights of our UK trip

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The famous dog welcomes u as u enter this very interesting kirkyard. Many grave stones to read and photograph, the ghost tour took us up there one evening very eerie.

Thank roisie n
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chanced upon this church will walking around the Grassmarket area. We never knew about the Grayfriars and their place in history. The Abbey has an interesting museum inside and the graveyard in the Kirk has some very old gravestones. Well worth a stop if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a stroll through here if visiting the Greyfriar's Bobby statue. There is the dog's grave, near the church, with sticks in stead of flowers placed on top. Then there is the grave of his master, Auld Jock, which he kept watch over. Much more...More

Thank durham05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't too enthusiastic about going to a graveyard, but I tagged along with my daughter. Wow, what a surprise! Perhaps if you have seen very old wealthy grave sites you might not be impressed, but I thought the vaulted tombs were absolutely amazing.

Thank Ronni S
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from Leah v | Reviewed this property |
It's 24 hours, the gates don't close, but obviously the visitor's center etc will do so. But if you're just looking to explore, it's open 24/7.