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Greyfriars Church

Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 5429
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 5429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't go into the church, but thoroughly walked the grounds of the graveyard and it is well worth a visit.

Thank stoneswag
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm very much into cemeteries and in every country I travel to, I make sure I visit a cemetery. After having read so much about Greyfriars Church and Cemetery, I was expecting a Paris' "Pere Lachaise" kind of an experience but it was not matching...More

Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok, get yourself along to Greyfriar's Church Yard. Check the land level inside and out of the church yard. Why is it so high inside? This is the place where bodies were dumped during the plague, it is a mass grave. On a rainy day...More

Thank Runninglaura
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a walking tour through here and it warrants another visit as there is so much to take in and see. Lovely grounds.

Thank Karin23320
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with my wife and I'll keep this short and sweep. Please go, yes it contains a cemetery but it is just so wow. No wonder J.K. Rowling sought some of her inspiration from here. I say go

Thank Basill_Mo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old church set in lovely surroundings. Previously the grounds belonged to a Franciscan Convent. Featuring a Scottish Covenanters Prison. Also Home to the famous Greyfriars Bobby the dog who waited by his masters grave (John Gray a Policeman) for 14 years until he himself...More

Thank gizmo1690
Reviewed 1 week ago

RIP lil pupper! Super dope doggo who was very loyal to his owner. Come here to see his grave. Much love.

Thank Aqilah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a good part of our last day of our stay in Edinburgh to check out the "Harry Potter" sites. Most of the others are short distances away, such as the Heriot's School, and Victoria Street, the Elephant House, etc. We actually learned a...More

Thank Marla S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this history filled cemetery on a chilly, overcast afternoon which lent the perfect atmosphere to wandering through this graveyard. I can only imagine what it would be like at night, when some of the ghost tours come through here. The graves were ancient...More

Thank psycozz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perspective on approach is wonderful with a most impressive facade that comprises a large central window bordered by similar smaller ones. Around it is a surprisingly extensive green area that also is the home of the cemetery. It was the first church to be...More

Thank permia
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
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May 9, 2017|
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Response from youngatheartseventy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can access graveyard before and after opening hours of church.