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Greyfriars Kirkyard

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Panorama taken outside Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. This picture shows some of the old grave stones found within the churchyard. Some of them are quite notable.

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Greyfriars Kirkyard surrounds Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. At the entrance to the kirkyard is a sign giving the names of many notable people buried here. The churchyard is reputed to be haunted, and several ghost tours are run here for tourists. The kirk played an important role in the Convenanter movement, the National Covenant was signed inside the church in 1638 and in 1679 some 1200 Covenanters were imprisoned in the Kirkyard pending trial.

Perhaps one of the most well known stories about Greyfriars Kirkyard relates to a dog called Greyfriars Bobby. Bobby, a Skye Terrier, was looked after John Gray for the last two years of his life. Upon his death, Bobby guarded the grave for 14 years, winning the heart of the Lord Provost. There is a gravestone for Bobby at the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard, the dog is actually buried in the grassy verge outside. A statue of Bobby stands on George IV Bridge and a couple of films have been made about him.


Greyfriars Kirkyard,
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ


Bus: 23, 27, 41, 42, 45 and 67
Walk: Greyfriars Kirkyard stands just off George IV Bridge, 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station and five minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle.

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