Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh

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Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2QQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1312251900

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

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Greyfriars Kirkyard is famous churchyard with adjoining graveyard in Edinburgh located in the lap of the nature with perfect solitude. The clam and serene atmosphere present there makes the place a famous tourist destination in Scotland.

The big glass windows of the church with the entrance made of rock make it a real heritage of Scotland. Gaelic services are still regularly held in the churchyard. Many royal personnel of Scotland have been buried under the earth. The story of the Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal dog who acted as a porter to its masters grave adds to the curiosity of the place. One can find many tombs made of stone inside the graveyard like the monument of George Mackenzie.

Unnumbered graves are scattered throughout the kirkyard. Most of the graves are covered with stone tombs while the other graves are protected with iron cages. Many martyrs graves are found in this kirkyard, with their names and the details of their heroism engraved upon the marble tombs. The graveyard is attractive to those who want some peace and solace amidst nature.

Greyfriars kirkyard is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you UK Itinerary 2 Weeks

Greyfriars Kirkyard Information

  • Closed On occasion.
  • Take the ghost tour if you dare! It is certainly recommended.

How To reach Greyfriars Kirkyard by Public Transport

  • Bike to the cemetery

Restaurants Near Greyfriars Kirkyard

  • Frankenstein Pub
  • Cq's
  • Merchants Restaurant

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  • Amaziiiiing! My mom and I went at night first, which was a mistake but not for the reasons you think. When it's dark out you have NO IDEA how huge this place really is and all the amazing structures that reside within the kirkyard. While we were there we saw a few guided night time tours take place. And during the day we got to see all the amazing work that went into the crafty headstones. The church is also still in service so be careful not to wander in during a mass if you don't intend to! The gift shop wasn't open when we went, not sure if it is permanently closed? Also if you are a Harry potter fan this place was the origins of some character names such as Tom Riddle. There are Harry Potter tours that can teach you more on sight. I recomend this place even if you aren't into scary places, ghosts, or history. It is a beautiful sight and I promise you will be entertained!

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  • A graveyard to discover not only for Harry Potter fans but also those who love this little scary atmosphere after dark....... Enjoy It!

  • Beautiful cemetery. I happened to stumble upon the grave of the Tom Riddle, the inspiration for he-who-must-not-be-named.

  • Amazing place to visit and walk around, the ornate graves are something else and you may spot familiar names if you're a Harry Potter fan. Lots of history and spooky tales to hear from the very knowledgeable staff, there's even a great shop. Very highly recommend.

  • The sinister atmosphere of this graveyard is terribly cool, for me, one of the best in Edinburgh. Find Tom Riddle tomb and explore other places where J.K.Rolling was inspired to write Harry Potter.

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