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Greyfriars Church

Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 5429
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Historical church famous for its cemetery where Bobby, a loyal terrier, kept watch over his master's grave for 14 years.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“harry potter” (72 reviews)
“jk rowling” (36 reviews)
“tom riddle” (20 reviews)
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Greyfriers Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 5429
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Reviewed yesterday

Can't comment on the church as it was closed today! However, the trip around the churchyard was such an unusual and unforgettable experience. We have never seen such huge memorials and graves which do indicate the wealth that these families must have had in those...More

Thank joolia
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice church. If you are nearby I recommend visiting. However I think most people come to visit the graveyard.

Thank NDRT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some interesting graves and medicinal herb garden, lovely setting but not a "must", just if your are nearby and have a bit of spare time

Thank Allan J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a Harry Potter fan and was going here to see some of these sites. Once I looked at the site map near the main entrance I realized there are a lot of historical people buried here. I went inside to ask some questions...More

Thank 900Paula2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfriars Kirk is a charming little church near the Greyfriars Bobby statue. Harry Potter fans can see the grave of the real Tom Riddell in the adjoining cemetery.

Thank elliegarvey1216
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not enter the Church, but our guide told us about the interesting history. If you are interested in the history of Edinburgh, then this is a great place to visit.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. It has a lovely churchyard and grounds. I strongly recommend visiting if you are in the area. Watch out for the Harry Potter fans looking for graves with character names....

Thank D D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege to worship in this church, visit with its pastor, tour its very important mission work and study its history. It is well-worth a visit, preferably for a service but even if that is not possible. It is the site of the...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the City and enjoy the tranquillity of the Kirkyard. Worth visiting

Thank Arlette L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some churches are confronting but Greyfriars has a very welcoming atmosphere. The Church is small and intimate and the story behind Greyfriars Bobby is so touching. The church is obviously a drawcard with tourists as many people were in the church and it surrounds.....well worth...More

Thank Bill K
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Can you access the kirkyard (graveyard) before/after opening hours of the church itself?
9 May 2017|
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Response from youngatheartseventy | Reviewed this property |
yes you can access graveyard before and after opening hours of church.