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.
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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 02/09/2020
City, History, Architecture
Departs: Edinburgh - City Centre
Discover the famous, and infamous, characters who lived, worked and died on the...