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Greyfriars Bobby Memorial, Edinburgh
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Standing on Candlemaker Row, the bronze statue Greyfriars Bobby Memorial commemorates the fidelity of Bobby, a Skye terrier. As legend goes, Bobby was the loyal and tenacious watchdog of John Gray, Constable of Edinburg. When his master died tragically, Bobby would go to Greyfriars Kirkyard to sleep on his master’s grave every night. This is an easy stop if you’re visiting Greyfriars Kirkyard. Rub his nose for luck. Make Greyfriars Bobby Memorial a centerpiece of your Edinburgh vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Edinburgh trip builder.
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  • The wee dog statue which touches everyone who has even a little bit of animal lover in their hearts. We all seem to wish to rub the statue for good luck, and a holiday snap . You've gotta do EDINBURGH...  more »
  • It's nice to be able to see the statue, but there is also nothing special. It is also on a busy street.
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  • The pub is situated nearby ad is well worth taking a photo of the old terrier who has a proud heritage history in the city. 
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  • Really cool ghost history behind the bar. Also the pumps are as old fashioned as they get for beer. They are slight gas assisted, but still neat to see the old fashioned way. Staff is great and the drinks are reasonable. Enjoyed the part of my night here.
  • We had fun here but I have to say the service was disappointing. The food was good but there weren't a lot of smiles. We still had a good time.
  • Always come here when visiting Edinburgh. Great location. Fair prices for both drinks and food. Have had the burger twice and it's just delicious. The place has a nice homely atmosphere and the staff are also very attentive!
  • We were visitors from Canada to Edinburgh and I had always loved the story of wee Bobby. Excellent food and superb service. Our server was from Hamilton ON!! I would recommend 100%!!!
  • The story was of I remember properly that Bobby the dog (statue in front of pub) was walking his owner to pub every day and when owner died dog just sat and wait in front of pub till the day he died. People were so found of the dog they put his statue in front of the pub and legend is if you scratch his nose it will bring you luck. That is why the nose is so shiny. And it brought us luck. Meal in a pub was great, beer great and staff too