Greyfriars Kirkyard tour
'Meet' the Dead of Old Edinburgh on this private tour of one of the world's most famous burial grounds
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Your Greyfriars Kirkyard tour
The Greyfriars Kirkyard tour is perfect for everyone who wants to know more about Scottish history. The people buried within the Kirkyard made Edinburgh what it was, some of them even shaped Scotland's history! We'll share some of the most important, most interesting, and surprising stories about these fascinating people!
You’ll learn about these characters as you stand only inches away from where their bodies lie buried!
Hear about 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 at rest here.
This amble around one of the World’s most famous burial grounds has an average five-star rating on Tripadvisor and a Badge of Excellence from Viator. So are you ready to ‘meet’ the ‘Dead of Old Edinburgh’?
Greyfriars Kirkyard tour details
'Meet' the dead of Greyfriars Kirkyard and find out what life (and death) was like in Old Edinburgh!
One and a half hour long walking tour.
A gentle walk around one of the most fascinating burial grounds in the UK.
Gradients and uneven paving throughout the tour. One small set of steps.
This tour has an average rating of five stars on Tripadvisor.
Viator Badge of Excellence winner.
£55 total price for a private tour for 1-4 people.
£70 total price for a private tour for 5-8 people.
£60 evening price for 1-4 people/£80 for 5-8 people.
We don't charge for family members of 16 and under.
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Your guide will meet you just inside this gateway to Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar at the top of Candlemaker Row.
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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.
We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.
Your tour is private. Your guide can make some alterations to the route if needed. You've got the freedom to ask all the questions you want!
If you have someone with mobility requirements, please contact us in advance so we can offer some appropriate changes to the route.