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Guided Walking Tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Guided Walking Tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Overview

1 hourMobile & paper tickets accepted

Explore Greyfriars Kirkyard, one of the most atmospheric, haunted, densely populated, and interesting burial grounds in Scotland. With your expert guide learn more about the lives of its famous and often infamous expired occupants, from the endearing and humorous to the horrifying and disturbing.

Find out what inspirations J.K Rowling took from this 16th-century graveyard for her Harry Potter novels and discover the often cryptic and enigmatic meanings behind beautifully carved tombstone engravings and sculptures.

Hear of the measures which were taken in an attempt to prevent grave-robbing and the consequences of this plundering. Uncover the dark stories related to the graveyard and hear more about a malevolent poltergeist who is said to still haunt Greyfriars to this day.

What's Included

  • Professional Costumed Guide
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Our costumed guide will guide you round the Kirkyard telling you it's history and about the famous people that are interred here.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Bobby, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE Scotland

Our costumed guide will tell you the famous tale of Edinburgh's famous canine companion, Greyfriars Bobby.

Duration: 5 minutes

The Location

Where To Go

Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

Location

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

1 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QH, UK

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Anna, our tour guide, was...

louisebH4748TY | Nov 2021

Anna, our tour guide, was fantastic!! I've walked round the kirkyard on my own before, but it's so much better when you go with a tour guide - Anne was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging, we really enjoyed her tour and she told us loads of

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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