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Greyfriars Kirkyard
Greyfriars Graveyard, Edinburgh.

The Greyfriars Graveyard Tour

From £14 per adult

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January — December

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Join us on a tour around Scotland’s most infamous graveyard, Greyfriars Kirkyard. Learn more about the lives of many of the incredible characters inhumed in this picturesque historic burial-ground, who for better or worse shaped our nation's history.

Join us for a guided walking our of the enchanting Greyfriars Kirkyard, one of the most atmospheric, haunted, densely populated and interesting burial grounds in Scotland.

We’ll explore the lives of its famous and often infamous expired occupants, from the endearing and humorous to the horrifying and disturbing. Learn 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. We’ll reveal what measures were taken in an attempt to prevent grave-robbing and the consequences of this putrid plundering practice.

Walking around these now peaceful grounds you would never guess it was once the site of brutal and cruel incarceration, persecution and mass murder. Allow us to divulge this dark story and introduce you to the tomb of the tyrant responsible, whose malevolent poltergeist still haunts Greyfriars to this day.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

Auld Reekie Tours
45 Niddry Street
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 1RU
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
1
Hour
Transport
Walking
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
City History

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Online booking only
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices

From

  • £14 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Auld Reekie Tours

Auld Reekie Tours was formed in 1995. Since then we have been offering a wide range of underground and graveyard tours to visitors from all over the world. We are the only tour company that owns its own vaults, having exclusive use of them. Apart from lighting, our vaults have remained mostly unchanged since they were built in the 1700s.

Opening times

Everyday 10:00 - 22:00

Please see website for current covid-19 opening hours

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