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Greyfriars Bobby Memorial, Edinburgh

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Have known his story since I was a child. Lovely to meet the little fellow in person in person and have my photo taken with him. 
  • This statue is not worth the detour, but the story of the dog that you will discover in the comments here or in any guide enough! Tribute to this faithful companion all the same!
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  • This is a must do in Edinburgh, and is great for a selfie with the Greyfriars Bobby pub in the background. Its very busy, so be prepared to queue for a minute to get a photo. When you are done here, i...  read more »
  • I love the story about the dog outside. Inside the staff is very friendly. The pub gots an area for those just having a drink and an area for those also eating.
  • 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
  • Lovely pub with helpful staff. Real ale and good selection of whiskies. Bang next to grayfrairers bobby monument.
  • Good place to grab food with friends. Varied menu - several good options for vegetarians as well. Worth visiting!
  • We just stopped in here for a wine after a tour we did. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
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