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We went there because we wanted to see Bobby the loyal dog. It was an interesting place to visit, but only for a few minutes, really. At least for us it did not hold such great interest. However, there seemed to be a bit of...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a fan of Bobby nor JKR, but the place is enchanting and full of (dark) history. It definitely worths a visit.

Thank George R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here are hearing the story of bobby the loyal dog that stayed at his owner grave for 14 yrs. it is also of interest to Harry Potter fans...as some of the characters names where taken for the headstones...happy hunting

Thank Jane831
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nestled quietly and often missed, a few minutes in the graveyard looking at the magnificent stonework will affect your mood. Ironically I find it a contemplative rather than somber place, the eclectic carvings tell their own story of Edinburgh life. worth a visit -and not...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Would be terrifying at night, we went mid afternoon, very interesting headstones, am not too much into a dog but I did try to find William McGunnigle to thank him for his Cow poem

Thank Wreckingbaw
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went early in the morning to the cemetery and it was quiet and beautiful. Make sure to notice the mausoleums that were built with bars around them to protect bodies from the grave diggers (resurrectionists) that would steal bodies to sell to the medical colleges!...More

Thank corriep50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the sticks othet visitors had laid on the grave of Bobby brought me to tears! So unexpected! So touching!

Thank jakeyboy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this Kirkyard, you'll see the grave of Bobby's owner : Bobby is a dog (whose statue is just a short walk from the kirkyard) who slept on his master's graveyard for 13 years after his master died. In Greyfriars Kirkyard, you'll see the on...More

Thank nles01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfriars needs no real introduction, but even so, the amount of history that is associated with the church warrants a refresher on Scottish history before visiting. Most people know Greyfriars kirk for Bobby. What they don't know is the role the church played before and...More

Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved walking through this graveyard. We went there via a free walking tour and learnt about Bobby the dog, the gravediggers, the mound of bodies below, and the famous people buried there. Amzing views of the city and the Royal Mile.

Thank Grant H
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MarcinPolandKrakow
7 December 2017|
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Response from Leah v | Reviewed this property |
It's 24 hours, the gates don't close, but obviously the visitor's center etc will do so. But if you're just looking to explore, it's open 24/7.
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