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Greyfriars Church

Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 5429
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Historical church famous for its cemetery where Bobby, a loyal terrier, kept watch over his master's grave for 14 years.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“harry potter” (78 reviews)
“jk rowling” (38 reviews)
“tom riddle” (21 reviews)
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Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 5429
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful old church set in lovely surroundings. Previously the grounds belonged to a Franciscan Convent. Featuring a Scottish Covenanters Prison. Also Home to the famous Greyfriars Bobby the dog who waited by his masters grave (John Gray a Policeman) for 14 years until he himself...More

Thank gizmo1690
Reviewed 3 days ago

RIP lil pupper! Super dope doggo who was very loyal to his owner. Come here to see his grave. Much love.

Thank Aqilah M
Reviewed 3 days ago

we spent a good part of our last day of our stay in Edinburgh to check out the "Harry Potter" sites. Most of the others are short distances away, such as the Heriot's School, and Victoria Street, the Elephant House, etc. We actually learned a...More

Thank Marla S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this history filled cemetery on a chilly, overcast afternoon which lent the perfect atmosphere to wandering through this graveyard. I can only imagine what it would be like at night, when some of the ghost tours come through here. The graves were ancient...More

Thank psycozz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perspective on approach is wonderful with a most impressive facade that comprises a large central window bordered by similar smaller ones. Around it is a surprisingly extensive green area that also is the home of the cemetery. It was the first church to be...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you will find the little statue of the terrier who sat by his master's grave for 14 years after his death. The terrier is also buried here.

Thank marianleo2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love soaking up the atmosphere in the peace and tranquility of the churchyard no matter what the weather. There's a map of significant memorials including John Gray and George MacKenzie. The Black Mausoleum is pretty eerie even during daylight hours but the history is...More

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the church yard and the little cemetry and enjoyed the tale of Greyfriars Bobby. An added bonus was seeing 2 graves for Thomas Riddle and McGonagal which were supposedly the inspirations for character names in Harry Potter

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful old church and the legend of Greyfriars Bobby adds to its mystery. My nephew was married in this church so I like to go back to vivit it when I am in Scotland. The area all around the church is old...More

Thank cressa_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfrairs Church is worth a visit even if you just walk through the gates of the cemetery and stop and look! The old Kirkyard that surrounds it apparently has hundreds of thousands of bodies buried in it. A local told me of a time when...More

1  Thank LeanneFitzGerald
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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9 May 2017|
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Response from youngatheartseventy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can access graveyard before and after opening hours of church.