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Address: Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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+44 131 225 5429
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Some great pic opportunities...... and some history

Found this place whilst wandering the Old Town and it was a pretty cool place, for a cemetery! Headstones were so old and interesting to read. A real slice of history. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this place whilst wandering the Old Town and it was a pretty cool place, for a cemetery! Headstones were so old and interesting to read. A real slice of history. There were several walking tours there so I think it's a pretty well known place to visit. Familiarise yourself with the story of the little dog Greyfriars Bobby, it's... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to see the story of Greyfriars Bobby who was so dedicated to his owner that he would sleep on top of his grave. The local people fed Bobby and now there is a monument to him

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Katoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible history. I highly recommend the books by Jan-Andrew Henderson of the stories and history. There is Greyfriars Bobby of course, but more incredibly is the area of The Covenanters Prison. If you're up for some serious creepy fun do a City Of The Dead tour about the McKenzie Poltergeist in the cemetery

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

great history and eerie, ghost hunting tours visit hear. it has huge graves and many stories have been told.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The church and graveyard lie behind the Greyfriars Bobby pub.It is a very peaceful atmospheric place. Although the church is closed October to March there is still much to see. The grave of the highland terrior just outside the consecrated ground and that of his master John Gray in the cemetery. There is also a monument to the people who... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Kirk with our dogs for a pet blessing service which is held each October. Normally dogs are not permitted in the graveyard where Greyfriars Bobby is buried but on this day they are welcome inside and outside the Kirk. This is a beautiful small Kirk with masses of history behind it. The National Covenant that established the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

loved going round this place in the summer...scary and lots of stories if you look online..great for everyone for a day out to learn a bit about history and its free.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a must see for both my wife and I after seeing the 1961 movie. Its not what I expected but was nice to walk through the church yard on a crisp morning and even my 17 year old put a stick on Bobby's grave. :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The review says Church, not graveyard or dog statue outside, so I will review the church, as it stands, it is a rather plain church in comparison to other local churches that seem rather more ornate. Though one thing it does have going for it is it just adds to the charm of the city, sitting in an open expanse... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Scot:lands event on New years day. Warm and welcoming church. Interesting monuments in graveyard dating back to 1700s as well as graves of Bobby and his Police officer owner. Locals craftshop and restaurant attached along with the herb garden.

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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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