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Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh, Scotland, after reportedly spending fourteen years guarding his owner's grave, until his own death on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known in Scotland...more
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This small Statute of a dog famed from its loyalty. It sits outside the pub of the same name and close by to the Greyfriars church yard. Tradition calls for visitors to rub the dog's nose,that's why its so shinny.
This is basically a statue of a dedicated and loyal dog.I am a dog lover so had to go here.I expected the statue to be a little more bigger but it was smaller in size.Did not really mind it..it was so damn cute.It is 10...More
There are several versions of the Grey Friars' Bobby story, but only one sweet statue right on a busy street, out from the Greyfriars' Kirk. It is easy to walk right past because the statue is about dog size on a pedestal, but typically a...More
The story about Greyfriars Bobby is so sweet, just like this little statue.
I actually walked right by it a few times before actually seeing it. It’s across the street from Greyfriars Bobby Restaurant.
My daughter's favourite statue in the city.
Alas he requires bi-annual repairs to fix his nose after some guides in the city spread 'rub it for luck' lies, more locals are now trying to end those rumours.
Edinburgh's beautiful statue of a faithful dog.
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Good question. Answer is: you wouldn't as it is a completely made-up 'tradition' thought up by some hapless tour guide. Rubbing his nose is NOT a tradition and will NOT bring you luck. Keep the residents of Edinburgh happy... More
Good question. Answer is: you wouldn't as it is a completely made-up 'tradition' thought up by some hapless tour guide. Rubbing his nose is NOT a tradition and will NOT bring you luck. Keep the residents of Edinburgh happy and leave his nose alone.