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“If you're interested in history and the macabre, pay the graveyard a visit!” 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 375 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.
Bangor Northern Ireland
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“If you're interested in history and the macabre, pay the graveyard a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Well it is easy to find as it is very near the Greyfriars Bobby statue so go for it if you feel brave! Worth visiting just before twilight for the full effect. Start with Greyfriars Bobbt memorial and go from there. Really fastening graves and all very old. Check out one of the tours if you can as this will get you into the Coventators section that was closed to the public. We had a bit of a freaky moment when we left and a raven landed immediatley at our feet. Shudder!

Visited November 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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“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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Torrance, California
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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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“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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