Edinburgh Cemeteries

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  • Georgi Lvs Books
    Scotland, UK204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favourite places to visit! A must for EVERYONE.

    So much beautiful history to see.

    It is also FREE unless you want to do a tour.
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • Alexandra B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had an unforgettable visit to Greyfriars in Edinburgh, Scotland. The historic churchyard and its fascinating stories, especially those of Greyfriars Bobby, truly bring history to life. The atmosphere is both serene and evocative, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The nearby museum offers insightful exhibits about the area's rich past. The friendly staff and well-preserved site make it a must-visit. Highly recommend for history enthusiasts and those looking to soak in Edinburgh's charm.
    Make sure to visit the famous Greyfriars Bobby statue and enjoy a peaceful moment in this historic gem!
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • The Trusty Trip Gal!
    England, UK243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This burial ground was right behind our apartment where we was staying on our visit to Edinburgh!

    With seeing the burial ground from the apartment we thought that we would have a wonder over and have a look around.

    There was a lot of old graves, some stunning tombs and lots of history!

    Sadly it looked like there had been fireworks set off in the burial ground as there was burnt grass and firework debris left on the ground! There was also some glass bottles left around the graves! I think that the burial ground should be respected and cared for more!
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • weekak
    Edinburgh, UK1,833 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dean cemetery is in a beautiful location near Dean village but is a bit of a hike uphill. This is a huge cemetery with lots of influential, important, interesting people like Elsie ingles, John Bellamy, Henry Cockburn, Agnes Henderson Brown, people involved with Queen Victoria, people involved with William Burke are all buried here and many more. It is worth doing a bit of research beforehand to find out exactly who is buried here and seeking them out. I wish there was a map or something as a guide, I visited at least 5 times, in search of specific memorials and still haven't found them all but there are beautiful interesting monuments but it's the ones that don't necessarily stand out that are worth seeking. There are no toilets that I could see in or around Dean cemetery so I was always on a mad dash to Princess street to find a loo, sometimes having to cut my visit short which was frustrating. But if your into historical graveyards, this is a must see.
    Written 1 November 2020
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  • Georgi Lvs Books
    Scotland, UK204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit.

    Plenty of history, very calm and peaceful.

    This church dates back to the 12th century.

    A must see!!!
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • Sandi R
    Cranfield, UK529 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The building and surrounding areas are very well kept. Very interesting as built near a roman barracks
    Written 18 April 2019
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  • Bibcay
    Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well it's like 2 in 1 churches which is pretty cool. But that doenst say I like it. I cannot say I like it or dislike it, but it's definitely in the middle.
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Tw0Bears
    Newtongrange, UK343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small church with beautiful windows. Small cementary to walk around.
    Very friendly stuff with "double" friendly dog Drake.
    Close walk to Crichton castle so you can shoot two birds with one stone.
    Written 4 August 2019
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  • Jeppe S
    Copenhagen, Denmark781 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calm green area in a busy city. From Holyrood Palace there is a pathway that goes through the cemetary up towards Calton Hill.
    All metal railing was removed during WW2 which still shows.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Malgorzata
    12,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Corstorphine Old Parish Kirkyard is a lovely and peaceful place. Located away fro noise and traffic and neatly kept. In the middle of the kirkyard there is a beautiful, small, historic, very atmospheric , 15th-century church. The church is open for visitors only on Wednesdays 10.30am-12.00 noon, except December and January. At the churchyard, we can find many old, interesting tombstones. This is just amazing place for looking at all this amazing, beautiful. old graves. Really pleasurable experience, ike a walk in a beautiful garden.
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • matthew p
    Edinburgh, UK104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went here as I got a graveyard book and can look up names of long since dead famous edinburgh folk, there is a statue outside the church of Robert Louis Stevenson whom came from the area. There are two graveyards in this church but can be bit slippery to walk in rainy weather. Also when you walking around the graveyards you can see a waterfall and the water of leith. When you leave the church I walked up the lang steps from here which also gave information regarding robert Louis Stephenson and which took me up to the village of colinton.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • matthew p
    Edinburgh, UK104 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was in the area and decided to visit ratho cemetery it's not that big a cemetery and you can walk about in about 10 minutes. There are very old gravestones in here so there quite interesting to look at but beware!! there's is a very real danger off get knocked down when you cross the road as the road leading up to the village is on a hill with a bend in the road.
    Written 10 March 2024
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