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Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour. provided by Historic Edinburgh Tours

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/10/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
    Just inside the main entrance, next to the grave of Greyfriars Bobby (the pink headstone which you see as soon as you enter the Kirkyard).
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  • Pass by
    Greyfriars Kirk
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    Historic Edinburgh Tours
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
    Our entire tour takes place within the historic burial ground of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
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  • You'll end at
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
    Just inside the main entrance, next to the grave of Greyfriars Bobby (the pink headstone which you see as soon as you enter the Kirkyard).
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Edinburgh Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces. we will try to make alterations for wheelchair users.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gail P wrote a review Sep 2019
Brookhaven, New York9 contributions11 helpful votes
It turned out that my husband's and my tour was the only one scheduled for a recent Thursday night. Robert did not cancel for lack of attendance. That was pretty impressive to me to begin with. He gave us a complete and detailed tour which was really fascinating. I've been
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour.
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you for being such great company on our Greyfriars Kirkyard tour! Thank you also for letting me go into some of the 'ruder' stories I had! It was a real pleasure to take you both around the Kirkyard. I hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh. Yours, Robert
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Z M wrote a review Sep 2019
Warren, Connecticut66 contributions28 helpful votes
Our guide Richard, grew up in Edinburgh and his enthusiasm for the city showed. He shared many of his stories as well as the history of the city with us. A great tour!
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour.
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Thank you for your kind and speedy review! I really appreciated your ability to immerse yourself in the tour, it's often harder to do that in a very small group, but you really let me 'do my thing' and I appreciate that. I was also very grateful for your kind tip. Thanks for showing such a level of trust in, and enthusiasm for, my small company! I hope you had a great time in Edinburgh. Yours, Robert
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Steve G wrote a review Jul 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Have been visiting Edinburgh for a few days and have seen how massive in size some of the tour groups are. This tour was an ideal size, with an ability to interact and ask questions. Robert is a very funny guy with a real gift of imparting information in an entertaining manner
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Response from 995melanie, Owner at Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour.
Responded 30 Jul 2019
I really appreciate your very kind words, thank you for writing this, especially whilst you are on your valuable holiday time. A good group makes a tour even more enjoyable to lead and that’s all down the approach you all took, thank you for that as well. I hope you had a wonderful time in Scotland and have a safe return trip. Yours, Robert
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Marc Derycke wrote a review Jul 2019
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 though that barely 30 min
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour.
Responded 26 Jul 2019
Thank you for your really nice review! He was a delight to be with and I was impressed that he was so engaged on a graveyard tour. I loved history at that age and if I’d acted as he did, my parents would have been very proud! I look forward to meeting you tonight! Thank you for your custom, it’s a real honour to have customers book onto not just one but two tours. Yours, Robert
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Svde wrote a review Jul 2019
Anderlecht, Belgium1 contribution
We came with a 12 year old that get very easily bored and is more interested in computer than culture. I was really worried that he was going to be complaining after 5 minutes at best. What I had there is the same 12 year old staying focused, not seeing the time passing and even
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh - Private tour.
Responded 26 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your very kind and very positive review. I know you wrote this whilst on holiday and that means a lot to me. Your son was a delight to tour with. He was enthusiastic, polite and clearly has an excellent grasp of English. Being a guide when you have an audience with your family in it was a real privilege. Thank you for your custom and your kindness.
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You won't find a better walking tour anywhere!
Our tours of the Old Town with Robert was absolutely brilliant. He made us feel welcome and gave us so much informa
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Slums of Victorian Edinburgh private tour - brilliant!
Having done a couple of tours, bus and walking, we were keen to see a different side of Edinburgh, and the Slums of
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Essential part of any trip to Edinburgh.
We always book a walking tour when on any city trip and this was one of the best. We booked this 2hr walk to explor
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Best walking tour we’ve been on
We tend to do a walking tour when we go to a new place and this was the best one we’ve done. My dad is particular
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School Trip
I booked the Old Edinburgh walking tour for my class of 23 primary 4 pupils from West Lothian as we had been learni
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Robert is the best
Very enjoyable tour with an amazing knowledgeable guide who made the tour very engaging. We highly recommend it.
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Excellent and hugely informative tour
Would hugely recommend, if you want to know the true history of this historic city, the tour offers this throughout
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Excellent Tour!
My mum and I are in Edinburgh this weekend and booked this walking tour to learn more of the history of this atmosp
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899sharonl
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2 hours flew by
Great to be shown around the city by a passionate historian with an eye for a colourful tale. We highly recommend r
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Inbal S
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A great experience
Robert is a great storyteller and a lovely human being. He is extremely kind and makes sure everyone is enjoying th
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The Old Edinburgh Walking tour- Saturday 14th December 2019. R577650
I just want to say a huge thank you to tour guide Robert Howie for going ahead with the tour despite me being the
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Compassionate History Tour - A history tour that makes you think.
Attending a special Victorian Poverty Tour on December 8 to celebrate my birthday. Yes, my birthday. I was visiti
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Excellent walking tour!
Robert was the best guide I have ever had! As it turned out, I was the only one to have signed up Saturday morning
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Catherine G
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Best tour ever!
I arranged this particular tour with Historic Walking Tours for a family group who were visiting Edinburgh for the
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