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Greyfriars Bobby Memorial

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Address: Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0131-229-1524
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This memorial commemorates the loyal pooch who spent 14 years by his...

This memorial commemorates the loyal pooch who spent 14 years by his master's grave.

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Great wee monument

Visited with Canadian family after a short walk from Grassmarket. Popular place with tourists. Outside the Greyfriars Bobby Bar worth a visit and a photo

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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St Davids, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The story of Greyfriars Bobby immortalised by the memorial to the dog near the entrance to Greyfriars is a touching one, but somewhat overblown. If you come across it you can't miss it because there'll be a crowd of tourists around the statue memorial taking pictures. Best to join a free tour of the history of old Edinburgh and have... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely tale of man's best friend and loyalty, great history, the area needs cleaning up some though, we walked through the cemetery and proved very interesting

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Thank Darren236
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most heartwarming stories immortalised with this beautiful memorial. We both kissed our hands then rubbed his shiny nose to bring us good luck. He's well worth the walk to see, its genuinely charming a "MUST SEE".

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Thank Mrt1963
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful memorial right across the Greyfriars cemetery, which is a must visit for all Harry Potter fans.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst on a recent visit we came across the Greyfriars pub and the story of a remarkable dog. We were hooked and had to find out more .

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been in Edinburgh years ago and being back again for a short break this was a must see of Edinburgh's famous Greyfriars Bobby we also went into the Kirkyard to visit his wee grave lovely memorial to a loyal wee friend

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went over Easter, saw the memorial on the way to the graveyard, lots of people taking pictures of the statue, nice piece of history

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Cordova, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greyfriars Bobby was a story I heard years ago. His master died and this little terrier mourned at his grave for years. The story goes, he was fed by the people all that time and when he died, he was buried in the churchyard not far from his master with his own tombstone and statue outside graveyard as a memorial... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Visited with Canadian family after a short walk from Grassmarket. Popular place with tourists. Outside the Greyfriars Bobby Bar worth a visit and a photo

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this story touch heart of any one who listen the story about Bobby dog.Any one who pass the statue of Bobby should't forget to touch his nose..

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