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Address: Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 5429
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Historical church famous for its cemetery where Bobby, a loyal terrier,...

Historical church famous for its cemetery where Bobby, a loyal terrier, kept watch over his master's grave for 14 years.

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An ancient church with a formidable history famous for Greyfriars Bobby. The interior has recently been uograded. It has reallly good acoustics. Forth Valley Chorus performed a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An ancient church with a formidable history famous for Greyfriars Bobby. The interior has recently been uograded. It has reallly good acoustics. Forth Valley Chorus performed a great mix of Christmas songs and contemporary hits. The Black Velvet trio also did a great set.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a few hours before our train and were all shopped out so headed to the Church to see Greyfriers Bobby (for the kids) and Mackenzie (for the adults) We went during the day and it was really nice to see sticks and a ball left out for Bobby at his grave. We didn't see any literature about him,... More 

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Thank Laura C
Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful but was unimpressed with evening ghost tour. Guide wasn't that funny and very average.

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West Ferring, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spooky, spooky but fascinating. Find the old covenanters prison in the corner but watch out for the MacKenzie poltergeist!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to bump into Wallace, a church warden, on a Saturday morning. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing. If you fail to find a local then take an organised tour, the history emanating from those buried here is simply amazing and they changed the world. Harry Potter, found your Mum!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's unlikely that anyone would find this place interesting unless they were Harry Potter fans. Having a 12 year old with us meant we looked around the stones trying to find names of characters which we did. Perhaps my review is based on the fact it was -2 and raining

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone looking for Greyfiars Bobby will no doubt end up here, there is a grave stone for the famous dog, but you probably will have already walked past the famous statue of the dog, which is situated outside of the graveyard opposite Greyfriars Bobby pub. This is a free attraction but has no parking facilities

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Thank Suzanne M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can wander around the cemetery looking for all the tombstones that allegedly inspired J.K. Rowling. We couldn't find them, but then, that's not what we were there for. We enjoyed the piece of Flodden Wall, and the character of the cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked here for the legend of Bobby but offered so much more. A nice wee man who looks after the grounds gave us a little history lesson which was amazing. Harry Potter was concieved here and most of the characters were based on people burried in the grounds. Burke and Hare happened here and the legend of bloody mackenzie as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little stop off when wandering around Edinburgh. Cute church, lovely old graveyard with lovely scenery, and of course, Bobby.

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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 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.
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