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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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“touching story” (53 reviews)
“dog lovers” (51 reviews)
Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 229 1524
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Classic example of excellent marketing, completely over hyped. Just another sculpture with a little story

Thank Shraddha S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Supposedly the dog would not give up guarding his master even after the master died, although the internet indicates otherwise. Fun legend

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank esme199
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Romantic_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Donnad9
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Valeriemary
Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank LeeMike
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Pauline L
12 November 2015|
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.
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