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Greyfriars Kirk and Kirkyard.
Greyfriars Kirk © Historic Edinburgh Tours

Private Greyfriars Kirkyard tour - 'Meet' the dead of Old Edinburgh with an award-winning local guide

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January — December

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Discover the stories behind martyred Covenanters, an amusing artist, an infamous ghost, grave robbers, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, a tortured spy and, of course, the devoted Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby!


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Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour

The burial ground has some truly incredibly ornate memorials, and we do look at these, but we focus more on the stories of some of the people interred here. Their stories are stories of Edinburgh’s history. Don’t forget; you’ll learn about these characters as you stand only inches away from where their mortal remains lie buried today!   

Come with us as we ‘resurrect’ the dead of Old Edinburgh!

This Greyfriars tour will reveal to you the stories of some of Scottish history’s most fascinating and significant characters. Our focus on history, rather than ghosts, is something that makes our Greyfriars tour different to most other tours which come here. We believe that history can be just as intense, just as spine-tingling as stories of the paranormal.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd
28/2 Bridge Road
City of Edinburgh
EH13 0LQ
Edinburgh - City Centre
Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Ancestry Ghosts and Supernatural History


Tour company information

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd

Our Edinburgh walking tours cover hundreds of years of Scotland’s incredible history. Discover the places which were important in the story of Edinburgh and walk in the footsteps of some of our most famous historic characters, including, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary, Queen of Scots, Robert Burns and more. Explore the historic Old Town with a five-star rated Edinburgh tour guide. Awards Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winners (2017 and 2018) Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award (2020) We currently have an average rating of five-stars on Tripadvisor.* *Correct as of 07/04/2022

Opening times

Private tours can be arranged for any times (apart from Thursday and Friday).

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