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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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  • Part of our walking tour. Cute little story. Nice that people still leave sticks and treats. However in quite a scary grave yard. 
  • Part of a walking tour, this little statue is a lovely monument. Although, why people have taken to stroking this poor statue's nose is beyond me. There is no history of 'luck' and is merely destroyin...  more »
  • Find out first about who Greyfrias Bobby, because you find yourself often around town on postcards, flags and various gadgets. Inside the Greyfriars Cemetery you can find the grave of Bobby and the landlord and, out of curiosity, for the fans, inside the cemetery is the tomb of such a war, to which Thomas Riddle, soldier, J.K. Rowling took '' borrow '' the name to create the character of Voldemort in the Harry Potter saga. Many tourists visit the cemetery for this reason. You can also visit the Greyfriars Church and just outside, on the street, there is the Greyfriars Bobby Pub, which is a quaint little restaurant, which I highly recommend, because I had a great meal!
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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