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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” (77 reviews)
“touching story” (57 reviews)
“dog lovers” (52 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"
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"touching story"
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"skye terrier"
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"faithful dog"
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I visited Edinburgh in October, 2017 with my husband, son and daughter-in-law. While there were other things we wanted to see there, at the top of my list was a chance to see the Greyfriars Bobby Memorial. I wasn't disappointed and found the area around...More

Thank 558phyllism
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A memorial to remember Bobby, a Skye Terrier, and its loyalty towards his owner who passed on due to illness. The place is basically made up of a church and a cemetery. The Greyfrairs Kirkyard displays a spectrum of graves of people who are buried...More

Thank LoneTraveller33
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Greyfriar Bobby's Memorial is a statue dedicated to a loyal companion. The statue is located on the George IV Bridge and across the street from Greyfriars Kirk.

Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everybody in Scotland knows this story. 14 years he guarded his owner's grave, before he died 1872. There's been books, songs and movies about this heart breaking story. Real popular among tourists, so be there in the morning if you want to have a private...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a statue of a dog. I am not sure how something like this could be either excellent or terrible. I mean, it is just a statue, of a dog, in the middle of Edinburgh. The story is compelling however. So extra star for that.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You must see Greyfriar's Bobby and his memorial - hear the story...frankly, if I had MY way, every dog that ever lived would have his or her own memorial. I live dogs better than MOST people.

Thank amfh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing story of the loyalty of this dog granted him a statue and a bar in Edinburgh Now it is a major attraction in the city, to take a picture rubbing the nose of this dog who stayed next to his owners grave for 14...More

Thank afagundes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is a tribute to one of the best-known and most-faithful dogs that ever lived. The real Bobby was a drop-eared Skye Terrier (they also have the prick-eared variety) who is renowned for his loyalty to his master. Walt Disney did a wonderful adaptation...More

Thank nancyandbrian2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great activity to do with the kids and read the story of his life. Disney produced a movie about him back in the 60s. Heartwarming story of a dog's love and loyalty to his master. Then visit his memorial at Greyfriar's Kirk....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't know the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the little Skye Terrier, read up on it, it's charming. The memorial is equally charming, full of myths and legends, but basically a lovely memorial to man's best friend

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Pauline L
12 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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