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Greyfriars Bobby Memorial

Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 229 1524
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This memorial commemorates the loyal pooch who spent 14 years by his master's grave.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“loyal dog” (73 reviews)
“lovely story” (68 reviews)
“touching story” (54 reviews)
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Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 229 1524
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We'd been told about the story and it is quite famous. We were walking that way anyway and it's easy to find. People have rubbed the dogs nose so it's now quite shiny, which is kinda cute. Beware the drunk though...

Thank Floyd M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely little tear-in-the-eye tale of a loyal tail. Take a pic, rub the nose if you wish and meander on. Lovely stop for animal lovers and/or small kids.

Thank Tania444
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a fantastic loving story beh8nd this statue and its nic3 to see the animals can be commemorated too. Touch his nose for good luck. Having seen it once many years ago I felt the need to see it again.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can not help but be touched by this statue of a little dog who was faithful to his master even in death. Makes you wonder how faithful we are to our own love ones.

Thank Trainbook
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the story of grey friars bobby, the statue of the dog is just outside greyfriars Kirk yard and he’s buried just inside the gates. The grave of his master on which he spent years laying on until he died is just to the right...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Shame that this lovely little doggie has had so many rubs of his nose that it is now nearly gone. I was amazed at the number of tourists stopping for pictures here.

Thank JEGCoArmagh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of tourists thronging round this wee statue. Pretty small but it reminds you of the wee fathfull dog who wouldn't leave his master's grave.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little statue of legendary Scottish dog. Was quite the draw everyone was getting their picture with this somewhat small statue.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a point of visiting the memorial and found it with no problems. It does get busy due to its popularity but most people are courteous and will stand back and wait in turn to get a picture rubbing his nose for luck.

Thank goafishing
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and had our picture taken with Bobby. Not sure if his legend is actually accurate or not. However, even if it is not, the theme of his story is a good one, loyalty and undying love.

Thank FabulousKathy
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Pauline L
12 November 2015|
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Response from desmondsdoll | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if it's an urban legend but apparently it was for photogenic reasons so the pub would be caught in the background.
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Whitbyvlad
11 August 2015|
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Response from ScotlandLjh | Reviewed this property |
It's not a local tradition it's something stupid made up by a tour guide trying to promote their dismal tours. Just because lots of people do it doesn't mean it's right
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