We visited Greyfriars Kirk as it's known locally during our visit to Edinburgh. It is a lovely old building with plenty of secrets and history to discover.
If you have the chance ask one of the church volunteers to give you some of the history, we were there for an orchestral concert by the Edinburgh University Musical Society which was excellent, the acoustics were great plus the atmosphere too.
Just underneath the pulpit is a plaque to commemorate the signing of the Scottish Covenant in the 1600s also the church yard was used as a gaol to house Scottish Covenanters during the very difficult reformation era.
Of course everyone will have heard the tale of Greyfriars Bobby the little dog who sat by the grave of his master - people leave flowers and soft toy animals here at the grave today. There is a pub of the same name and the statue of the dog just as you approach the laneway to the Kirk.
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