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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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“loyal dog” (76 reviews)
“touching story” (56 reviews)
“dog lovers” (52 reviews)
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Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 229 1524
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"loyal dog"
in 76 reviews
"touching story"
in 56 reviews
"dog lovers"
in 52 reviews
"small statue"
in 47 reviews
"nice story"
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"wee dog"
in 43 reviews
"skye terrier"
in 37 reviews
"sweet story"
in 28 reviews
"faithful dog"
in 27 reviews
"lovely statue"
in 24 reviews
"true story"
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"heart warming story"
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"jk rowling"
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"worth a visit"
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"national museum"
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"harry potter"
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"royal mile"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a nice story about a man and his dog, and this monument is a tribute to that! He also has a pub named after him across the street.

Thank Windsong76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can be said? It’s a statue of a dog.....but it’s a very famous story about a dog who slept on his masters grave after he’d passed. People seem to like to rub its nose which is taking its toll on the statue.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through the city and stumbler upon this small statue. The story behind it is a classic. Venture further down the street and find the harry potter cafe

Thank MrECustomer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely memorial of the wee dog but we did as everyone does, and had a photo of our grandson rubbing Bobby's well worn nose! Hugely popular with visitors and often 20-30 people milling around it. Nice story tooo.

Thank funcarblur
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a city steeped in so much history and with so much attention to human deeds, it is lovely to see a memorial to a devoted dog and the back story is very touching indeed. The loyalty and affection this little dog gave is very...More

Thank Larry G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst out exploring the city we stumbled across this little gem. It's about a cute little story about a Skye Terrior in the 1860s, have a look and read the story

Thank kurt J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others, I had to seek this out as I have memories of watching the story on 'Disneyland'. So please we found it, and it's so sweet.

Thank centralvic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its quite easy to find and once you do its a good point to help guide you around the old town. Visit the kirkyard behind the statue for some incredibly interesting local history and if your a Harry Potter fan, you can find Lord Voldemort's...More

Thank Leeanne A
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This memorial was pointed out on the bus tour that we were on. Its a lovely story behind it and worth a look. It is very small and easy to miss.

Thank Marbsxx
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely story behind this monument, I just had to see it. It was much smaller than i was expecting. Worth a look.

Thank Brunouno1
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Pauline L
11 November 2015|
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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.
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Whitbyvlad
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
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