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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” (76 reviews)
“lovely story” (71 reviews)
“touching story” (55 reviews)
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Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 229 1524
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"loyal dog"
in 76 reviews
"lovely story"
in 71 reviews
"touching story"
in 55 reviews
"dog lovers"
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"small statue"
in 47 reviews
"wee dog"
in 39 reviews
"skye terrier"
in 37 reviews
"faithful dog"
in 27 reviews
"true story"
in 24 reviews
"jk rowling"
in 19 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 72 reviews
"national museum"
in 21 reviews
"harry potter"
in 26 reviews
"royal mile"
in 67 reviews
"walking tour"
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"nose"
in 488 reviews
"grave"
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Reviewed yesterday

You can always tell when you are getting near the statue with the number of cameras with groups and people taking selfies . It is probably the most famous Canine statue in the world . In fact is can be quite difficult to take a...More

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed yesterday

love visiting this memorial, very interesting history, lovely but sad story to tell your children, I also visited the greyfriars art shop.

Thank Debz F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you happen to be in the area, then definitely stop by. This attraction doesn't take more than 5 minutes of your time. However, I would not get out of your way just to see. take a picture and keep walking.

Thank spiewaa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful statue showcasing a beautiful dog. I always loved the film and it was so interesting hear all about Bobby on our walking tour!

Thank Gemma5889
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ok Bobby was not as big as I expected, but then he is only a wee small dog,albeit with a BIG heart, his story deserves a read, very touching story of true devotion...

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people know the story of this wee dog and its nice to visit the statue. It can be easy to miss though. Many people still touch his gold nose for luck but apparently you are not supposed to do this any more?! Make sure...More

1  Thank dale160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After coming out of the Kirk Yard and seeing the grave of both Bobby and his master it was nice to see a small memorial to this little dog.

Thank lynne m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of Greyfriars is very touching and moving. Shame the pub was closed when we visited as it looked to be a good place.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Statue of the little dog who stayed on his masters grave for 14 years and is now buried with him in Greyfriars Kirk

Thank annmac211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great piece of history and memorial, definitely worth the visit! Easily over looked as its not a massive statue but is worth going down and getting a selfie!

Thank explorer2O
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Pauline L
11 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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