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Greyfriars Church

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Address: Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225-5429
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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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Peace in the city centre

A beautiful old church with interesting graveyard. Look out for the statue of Greyfriars Bobby just outside the churchyard and be sure to find out his heartwarming story.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ChrisnBry
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Kingussie, Scotland

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Kingussie, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful old church with interesting graveyard. Look out for the statue of Greyfriars Bobby just outside the churchyard and be sure to find out his heartwarming story.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As because it a true story which we love it and it was nice and feeling bit emotion as I am a dog lover and see the grave yard. It worth to go.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church by itself is nice, but the main attraction for us was the gated prison in the back of the cemetery which held the Covenanter martyrs who defied the edict of the King to place him as head of the church. There also is a common grave (to the far right as you enter the courtyard) in which the... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting history learned here - very unique experience. Glad I toured this area. I always heard the story of Greyfriars Bobby, and this was Christmas that I was here. Tourists were leaving bones and sticks at the little dogs gravesite....heartwrenching.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the church was closed but if it is do not worry as the kirkyard is well worth a walk round and is famous for Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal dog who guarded his master grave for 13 years and whose statue stands opposite the kirkyard gate at the junction of George lV bridge and Candlemaker Row. Some of the monuments... More 

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Lemmer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right in city center, a quiet place to look around. Beautiful church, lovely grounds, excellent story about Bobby.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated just down from the castle, behind Grey friars Bobby pub and statue. The grave yard has many well worth visiting graves and church has a gift shop.

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

Take a trip to the church and see the place where wee bobby was laid to rest, and rub his nose on his statue for good luck.

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Thank hippichic87
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this and had a quick look around. The church heard was wonderfully kept and the grave of the little dog was well tended. Lot of tales had been told but the atmosphere was wonderful. A little gem of a place that will not disappoint anyone visiting the city.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitec at night with old reekie tours. Very atmospheric better than daytime but cold would recommend.

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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-flavored 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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