Greyfriars Kirkyard

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  • Address: 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2QQ, United Kingdom, EH1 2QQ
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +44-1312251900
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tomb, Community And Government, Cemeteries, Landmarks
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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 Travel Tips

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

How to Reach Greyfriars Kirkyard

  • Bike to the cemetery

  • Frankenstein Pub
  • Cq's
  • Merchants Restaurant

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  • Greyfriars Kirkyard Address: 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2QQ, United Kingdom, EH1 2QQ
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard Contact Number: +44-1312251900
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard Timing: 24-hrs
  • Time required to visit Greyfriars Kirkyard: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 62.71% of people who visit Edinburgh include Greyfriars Kirkyard in their plan

  • 65.22% of people start their Greyfriars Kirkyard visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Greyfriars Kirkyard

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

60.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greyfriars Kirkyard

People normally club together Edinburgh Castle and National Museum Of Scotland while planning their visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard.

People also prefer to start their day with Greyfriars Kirkyard.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Greyfriars Kirkyard Reviews & Ratings

  • A beautiful graveyard! The whole scary history is super interesting and it makes a cool and scary atmosphere. The whole graveyard is very clean, beautiful and stunning. All the tomb stones are super pretty. I love the fact that there’s a lot of green, plants there. To be honest I only came there to find the Tom stone where the famous Tom Riddle ( in real Tom Riddell) hidden is, but I found also a lot of other super cool things. Q: I found there a tomb stone of John Watson and has it and connection with the famous “Sherlock Holmes”?

  • We come here whenever we are in the area. It's so very beautiful, the history is also pretty amazing. Stop in if you are in the area.

  • Loved this whole experience! A truly heartwarming story wrapped up in a beautiful historical sight. Never would I have thought a graveyard could be so much fun and informative!! Highly recommend to all!

  • Great place to visit for every Harry Potter fan. You can find here some names inspirations. Beside that it is very interesting place to visit.

  • Interesting place to visit during the day and or night. Lots of history here., if you like graveyards and their history there is a famous graveyard in Bradford. Undercliffe Cemetary, I believe it was used in the 1960s and 1970s for a few films, and Hammer House of Horror. Really worth a visit if you are in the Leeds /Bradford area. All the old Mill owners used to try and outdo each other in death, to leave the biggest headstone or monument. Strange to see and worth a look, some of it was quite overgrown at one time.

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