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“History and Spookiness....Great Combo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Greyfriars Church

Greyfriars Church
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Ranked #33 of 338 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historical church famous for its cemetery where Bobby, a loyal terrier, kept watch over his master's grave for 14 years.
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“History and Spookiness....Great Combo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My girlfriend and I went to visit Greyfriars kirkyard the morning after our arrival in Edinburgh. The night before was just a blur, and the relaxing stroll the next morning did wonders for my aching head. I had done some reading on Edinburgh before our trip and we were looking forward to exploring the old graveyard. We got some really nice shots and even said hello to George Mackenzie! On my return, I would like to take one of the night time tours of the cemetery to see if it as spooky as they say. The scenery (great view of the castle, the Herriott School, and the surrounding buildings is great and the eons of time evoked is truly awesome. You really should see it for yourself.

Visited September 2012
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“Fabulous old graveyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I so enjoyed walking thru the graveyard (Church was closed) and experiencing all the history. I find it fascinating to walk thru old graveyards and read the inscriptions on the tombstones and markers. I've also been on a tour that took us thru at night. The graveyard is certainly worth a visit.

Visited December 2011
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great graveyard!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

really interesting church, and lots of great grave stones- if you are into this sort of thing! There is grey friars Bobby, his Master and his friend, Smellie's grave, amongst others!! it would be nice to have a map of these that you could go on a hunt with (for children, obviously!!) Free attraction again.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Spooky Graveyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place has it all, history, spooks and great architecture. This place has something for all ages and well worth a look around. Even if it is to see wee bobby!

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Bobbys Resting Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Apart from the obvious resting place of Greyfriers Bobby and his master, there are many other interesting graves to see. Also this is where they filmed scene's from the movie "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" which starred Maggie Smith.

Visited May 2012
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