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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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This location is peaceful but very close to the Royal Mile. It contains the graves of Greyfriars Bobby and his master with a lot of information and small museum. The church is open to visit also and you can walk around the church yard on...More
I had done a lot of research before going to Scotland and was very familiar with its history. So much of what is tied to Edinburgh’s history can be experienced here. greyfriars Bobby is certainly not the only thing to see...church and grounds are so...More
The grey friars kirk yard is named after greyfirars Bobby (a small dog famous Scottish dog) where you can see his grave and many others that were inspiration for many of the names in Harry Potter. I recommend going as part of a ghost tour...More
The church is worth a visit but the graveyard is really the place to go. There is the tomb of William MacGonogall the worst poet or so we've read. There are lots of the names on the tomb stones that appear in Harry Potter. They...More
After reviewing places and watching people’s vlogs we decided to have a walk round the graveyard. Some of the graves are amazing and huge. Reading about the deceased persons was fascinating. The Harry Potter linked stones are not easy identifiable but I used YouTube and...More
August 2013, trip with our family of seven. Significant in our quest to visit many Scottish Reformation sites and history of the Covenanters. We were able to see the jails on site where the Covenanters were kept when they spoke up against the English church...More
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.