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Greyfriars Kirk

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, where a church has stood since 1620. We are a welcoming, inclusive community, and respond to local needs in a variety of ways...more
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1 Greyfriars Place | Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ, Scotland
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+44 131 225 1900
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Reviewed today via mobile

A unique, macabre, and utterly beautiful cemetary worth a walk around. The oldest graves date back many centuries, and most of the old tombstones are gorgeous. Interesting history as well.

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not see the inside of the church but found the very old cemetery and the very old tombstones interesting to read.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Church but the cemetery surrounding it is unbelievable. Browse through the yard and you'll see headstones from the 1500s and earlier. It's quite fascinating. It makes for great pictures.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfriars Kirk is a beautiful old church where Greyfriars Bobby is buried just outside the church, The church is very old and worth a half hour to view.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the first churches built in Edinburgh after the Reformation. Greyfriars dates to as early as 1602. It's witnessed centuries of the city's history, which is significant enough to make the site memorable. It is the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, a faithful...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old cemetery and beautiful church on the grounds. Lots of interesting history. Great even just to take a stroll through.

Thank outdoorluvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some really old stones here. the medieval concept on the stones was of interest to us. and we spent about an hour here. the church too is lovely.

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time wandering in the cemetery, amazing headstones and fascinating people there.

Thank easternsho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greyfriars Kirk was a highlight for me. This Kirkyard is BEAUTIFUL. There’s lots of tours that come through here, but you can definitely enjoy it without a tour. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, head to the back to the Flodian Wall. Many characters names,...More

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

quaint really old church and churchyard said the place Bobby is buried, take a look at the old grave stones

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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 youngatheartseventy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can access graveyard before and after opening hours of church.