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Review of Greyfriars Church

Greyfriars Church
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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.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Greyfriars Cemetary aka Greyfriars Kirkyard, is supposedly a very scary haunted place. This may be true - the naughty McKenzie Poltergeist has a story all of his own. I will not spoil the fun, but the tombs are quite amazing, the stories from just reading them are intriguing - and this is linked with Greyfriar's Bobby. I recommended the tour to some family, as I could not do more than walk around - and they went for it 6 months after I visited. The bravado of 2 mid teen boys apparently disintegrated, much to the amusement of their female siblings. All had fun - so either walk around or book in a tour and have a little history and a little giggle ( if you were not the unfortunate member of the party to meet McKenzie!)

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Visited at midnight, and saw the Greyfriars dog grave, which was so lovely, with all the little gifts people had left on it for the little dog. My son took photos, and they all showed a black shadow on each one, which was strange as the graveyard was clear. Also, there were scuttling noises with us which can only be described as dog's nails on tarmac, which was quite a warm nice experience really. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very interesting, found out that the church fell into disrepair and was re-built in 1938 and some more stone work was carried out in 1971.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Have a wander around Greyfriars Kirk and you’ll find a place steeped in history and plots that tell their own story; be it a tragically early death or a local hero.
The weather the day we went was perfect; a beautiful blue sky, sunny but chilly. There are lots of great photo opportunities to be had around the churchyard with it’s Edinburgh skylines and ornate headstones.
Pop out of the main entrance and you’ll find the statue of Greyfriars Bobby.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

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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