Stop 1 - Greyfriars Bobby - an amazing story…but not the only tale in town! Stop 2 - Memento Mori. Fashionable memorials and trendy tombs. Stop 3 - George Buchanan - the man with more than one ‘last resting place’. Stop 4 - George Heriot (Senior). In with the in-crowd! Stop 5 - The Martyr’s Memorial - the most significant memorial in the Kirkyard?

PRIVATE GREYFRIARS

KIRKYARD TOUR

Discover the stories of some of Old Edinburgh’s people, only inches away from where their mortal remains lie buried today.
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“Robert definitely knows to catch the attention of the audience. My teenage son that usually looses interest for anything historical quite quickly was following from start to finish with pleasure and was really looking to the next tour - he told us he thought that barely 30 min were spent into Greyfriars (tour is 1.5h !). Quite an achievement” Marc Deryke - Tripadvisor

YOUR GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

COME WITH US AND MEET THE DEAD OF OLD EDINBURGH

WHY EXPLORE A BURIAL GROUND?

“Our tour with Robert was excellent, and we would highly recommend this informative and diverse tour. I thought I knew quite a bit of Scottish history, well now I know much more. The tour was fun, respectful, and very engaging, you should make time for this one.” ShannonB- TripAdvisor review of the Greyfriars Kirkyard tour - May 2019
“So much history, so well told”
Robert starting a tour in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

TRIPADVISOR REVIEW OF THE GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

WHAT HAVE OUR GUESTS SAID?

This Greyfriars Kirkyard tour is an exploration of the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most fascinating people. Their stories are the stories of Edinburgh. You’ll learn about these characters as you stand only inches away from where their bodies lie buried! Hear the stories behind martyred Covenanters, an amusing artist, an infamous ghost, grave robbers, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, a tortured spy and, of course, the devoted Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. The burial ground at Greyfriars has some photogenic memorials which we will look at, but we focus more on the stories of some of the people who lie in rest here. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the ‘Dead of Old Edinburgh’?
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We have achieved the “Good to Go” standard for the COVID- 19 procedures we’ve put in place to give you a safe tour. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Tick! We do this!
QUIBBLE-FREE REFUND We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.
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A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS Your guide will carry an A3 folder packed with ‘then and now’ images to help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was.
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FRIENDLY GUIDE - IN A KILT! Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He researched all our tours and has an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh and her history.
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ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS If you have someone with mobility issues, please contact us in advance so that we can offer some appropriate changes to the route.
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PERFECT FOR CHILDREN Your guide is a qualified primary school teacher and knows how to engage your children.
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CONVENIENCE Your tour is private. You can choose when it starts and we can make some alterations to the route if needed. You've got the freedom to ask all the questions you want!
Stop 6 - Near the site of the Friary. Powerful people and gruesome endings. Stop 7 - Caricaturist in the Kirkyard - we ‘meet’ a man responsible for showing us the lively side of Edinburgh’s Old Town population. Stop 8 - The Porteous Riots! Stop 9 - The Ovir Yard. Your tortured tour guide, imprisoned rebels and a group of long-living sisters! Stop 10 - Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour finishes with three cracking stories - ghosts, bodysnatchers…and some rude possibilities!
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FIVE REASONS WHY WE THINK

YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR!

WHY EXPLORE A BURIAL GROUND?

This Greyfriars Kirkyard tour is an exploration of the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most fascinating people. Their stories are the stories of Edinburgh. You’ll learn about these characters as you stand only inches away from where their bodies lie buried! Hear the stories behind martyred Covenanters, an amusing artist, an infamous ghost, grave robbers, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, a tortured spy and, of course, the devoted Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. The burial ground at Greyfriars has some photogenic memorials which we will look at, but we focus more on the stories of some of the people who lie in rest here. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the ‘Dead of Old Edinburgh’?
Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain.
“The past is brought vividly to life through a combination of Robert's experienced story telling, with visual aides which tell the remarkable story of the buildings, people and events of his beloved city. The best spent two hours of a packed weekend for these two first-time visitors.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor
“If this is your first time in Edinburgh (actually even if it’s not), Robert’s talk is a brilliant way to start. He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and really makes the city come alive. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken; a really unforgettable experience.” Alcabe - TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - September, 2018
“Don’t miss this!”
Your tour information 'at a glance'. Click here for a detailed itinerary for your  Greyfriars Kirkyard tour
BOOK  NOW Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain.

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY

We have achieved the “Good to Go” standard for the COVID- 19 procedures we’ve put in place to give you a safe tour. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.
© Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
ONLINE EXPERIENCES
AVERAGE TRIPADVISOR RATING FOR THIS TOUR =
QUIBBLE-FREE REFUND We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.
FRIENDLY GUIDE - IN A KILT! Robert is your local guide. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He researched all our tours and has an excellent knowledge of Edinburgh’s history.
ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS If you have someone with mobility issues, please contact us in advance so that we can offer route changes.
PERFECT FOR CHILDREN Robert, your guide, is a qualified primary school teacher and will help keep your children engaged.
CONVENIENCE Your tour is private - you can choose when it starts. You can ask all the questions you want to!

OUR ASSURANCES TO YOU

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS Your guide will carry an A3 folder packed with ‘then and now’ images to help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was.

PRIVATE GREYFRIARS

KIRKYARD TOUR

Discover the stories of some of Old Edinburgh’s people, only inches away from where their mortal remains lie buried today.
Stop 1 - Greyfriars Bobby - an amazing story…but not the only tale in town! Stop 2 - Memento Mori. Fashionable memorials and trendy tombs. Stop 3 - George Buchanan - the man with more than one ‘last resting place’. Stop 4 - George Heriot (Senior). In with the in-crowd! Stop 5 - The Martyr’s Memorial - the most significant memorial in the Kirkyard?

THE SECRETS WE SHARE

THE SITES WE TAKE YOU TO

Stop 6 - Near the site of the Friary. Powerful people and gruesome endings. Stop 7 - Caricaturist in the Kirkyard - we ‘meet’ a man responsible for showing us the lively side of Edinburgh’s Old Town population. Stop 8 - The Porteous Riots! Stop 9 - The Ovir Yard. Your tortured tour guide, imprisoned rebels and a group of long-living sisters! Stop 10 - Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour finishes with three cracking stories - ghosts, bodysnatchers…and some rude possibilities!

YOUR GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

MEET THE DEAD OF OLD EDINBURGH

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