Classic example of excellent marketing, completely over hyped. Just another sculpture with a little story
About Greyfriars Bobby Memorial
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This was a sweet memorial for the dog that guarded its owner's grave every day until he died. The tourists rub his nose for good luck so it looks gold and they have to keep painting it again. There are always tourists around it and...More
Supposedly the dog would not give up guarding his master even after the master died, although the internet indicates otherwise. Fun legend
Not sure how to give a star rating to a statue. However i think it is something that all visitors to Edinburgh should see as it has historical interest. It is also worth going into the Kirkyard as there is so much history within, dating...More
We were too late for the kirk but saw the grave and memorial after a walk through the churchyard. We will be back to view in full when we next visit Edinburgh
We actually stumbled upon the memorial by accident as we were headed for the Elephant café (just down the street). What a beautiful story/memorial to a man and especially his dog. We enjoyed the opportunity to see this and the cemetery...located directly behind the memorial....More
Don't know what we expected but the statue was in a silly place on the corner of a busy street corner No real description of the events leading up to Bobs fame Foreigners must think we are mad looking at a tiny statue of a...More
Went to see Greyfriars Bobby and Tom Riddles grave and ended up watching a fantastic classical music performance in Greyfriars Kirk which was a lovely unplanned delight. Well worth a visit!
Worth a quick detour to see this lovely little statue of an adorable dog who stayed faithful to his naster for years after he died. It is deemed good luck to rub the nose of the statue which is why the nose is a different...More
If you are a dog lover, you may have heard this story of the faithful dog. If not, there is a story board at the statue. Also, his grave is just around the corner in the cemetery.