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Greyfriars Bobby Memorial

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Address: Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0131-229-1524
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This memorial commemorates the loyal pooch who spent 14 years by his...

This memorial commemorates the loyal pooch who spent 14 years by his master's grave.

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Cute memory

Very easy to find, makes a good picture . Did not go into the restaurant below, but just reviewed the statue and story.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tiffany S
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Waldorf, Maryland
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Piratininga, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just outside the Royal Mile you can see the Greyfriard Bobby Memorial that was built in honor of Bobby - the dog that stayed 14 years taking care of the thumb of his owner.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had read about it and found the place- nice history for a quick look- amazing dog really. Not unmissable but if you know about it go.

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked down from the Royal mile and saw this, popped into the pub behind this, which was nice and cozy.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is amazing story of the dog who stayed by his owner grave for 14 years. His owner John Gray is buried on the Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, and the statue of the dog is just on the street in front of the pub also bearing his name. There is a headstone commemorating the faithful dog inside the cemetery. It is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is the place where some Harry Potter characters got their names from :) but even if you are not a fan, definitely worth to see, I enjoy walks in graveyards, they are quiet and peaceful, this one has very interesting lighting for some reason when the sun is up the place feels warm and inviting and really magical, to... More 

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Thank Miriam S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of Greyfriars Bobby is rather lovely but this is literally just a statue of a dog, the nose isn't the same colour as the rest of the statue because people believe that if you touch his nose, it brings you good luck... Each one to themselves.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute story about a faithful dog who sat by his owner's grave for years afterwards. The statue is tiny - so don't blink or you'll miss it!

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to find, makes a good picture . Did not go into the restaurant below, but just reviewed the statue and story.

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Thank Tiffany S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was an interesting piece of history and worth seeing, in a lovely neighbourhood. Spent time taking pictures and taken no in the atmosphere

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue and the story pulls in the crowds, nonetheless, its nice to walk in the cemetery and think of the little dog so faithful.

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