Edinburgh: Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour

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Take a guided afternoon stroll through Edinburgh's most famous cemetery and hear many surprising historical tales related to the individuals interred within its grounds.

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Highlights

  • Take a guided walking tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Hear stories about famous and lesser-known individuals interred at the cemetery
  • Learn about the cemetery, which has been used as a burial ground for centuries

Description

An afternoon stroll, with your guide, full of surprising historical tales in Edinburgh's most famous graveyard. Find out the meanings behind the imagery on some of the 17th Century tombs and visit the graves of some lesser-known yet fascinating characters including the lecturer who taught Charles Darwin, an actor buried in full theatrical costume, and a First World War ace pilot. We might, in passing, also point out the graves with possible links to a certain boy wizard and to a dedicated dog. This is an ever-evolving tour with new information provided to our guide every week from our resident genealogist.

Includes

Local guide Entry to Greyfriars Kirkyard

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Guests should arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure time

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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