The Greyfriars Graveyard Tour

Burials have been taking place in Greyfriars Kirkyard since the mid 16th century, situated at the southern edge of the Old Town. The cemetery has many notable Edinburgh residents interred within it.

Join us on a fascinating guided walking tour of one of Scotland’s most renowned cemeteries. This picturesque historic burial ground contains the mortal remains of many incredible characters. Some of whom have shaped our nation’s history for better or worse. Be shocked, surprised, amused, disgusted, moved and entertained as your guide reveals the many curious echoes from the past.

Discover the inspirations for JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter amongst the gravestones of the kirkyard. And, hear the heartwarming story of Greyfriars Bobby Scotland’s most beloved dog.

Highlights: Greyfriars Kirkyard. Greyfriars Bobby. Covenanters Prison, George Mackenzie mausoleum. Curious tales of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town. 

All children aged up to 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for children under 5 years old.

10:45 AM 12:45 PM 2:45 PM



£14 per person, £50 for 4 people


£175 for 2 people up to 10 people and then £10 per additional person up to a maximum of 36 people.


60 min

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Tour start

300 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2PH
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Tour end

45 Niddry Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
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