Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, Edinburgh

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Standing on Candlemaker Row, the bronze statue Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue by using our Edinburgh planning tool .
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  • Beautiful history of this faithful pet city wanted to pay their tribute and today remains. Keep in mind that the puppy is not buried next to the statue, but under the portico of the nearby Greyfriars cemetery. By the way, the edimburgueses not like tourists plop the nose of the faithful squire, who have already had to replace on occasion by being worn.
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  • Nice monument; poignant "tale" and shiny "nose". Worth "pawsing" for a few moments and soak up the atmosphere. Lovely story.  more »
  • It's a cute little memorial to a dog. How could it be better? His nose is slowly being eroded because people have been touching it in the last few years, which is disappointing. Shame on you, tourists...  more »
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  • Nothing much to see but kind of amusing to learn about the story of Bobby the devoted dog, even though some said that the story is not true.
  • Excellent and quaint location to visit. See the Greyfriars graveyard just behind this memorial where you can lay a stick on the dogs grave. Checkout Wikipedia did the history of this location. Take a ghost tour (entrance), see the tombs embedded in the wall of the houses (right as you enter) and see some of the graves covered with Iron bars (to the left as you enter) that we're there to protect from grave robbers. Back in the day graves were robbed to have their cadavers shipped and sold in London for medical training. (Later grave robbers skipped the middle man and just killed vagrants and drunks!).
  • Great to read about the story on various pieces of narration near to the lifesize statue of Bobby and over the road to see his grave and that of his owner.
  • Hey its a cool statue of the sky terrier Bobby. A local landmark with a tale to tell You can visit Bobby's grave diagonally across candlemaker row in the atmospheric kirkyard behind the pub with harry potter connections.
  • Pictures don't do this place justice. It's a lovely place. My favourite part was the dog memorial as I'm a great animal lover. Was interested in the comment about the film would love to know what it was to give it a watch if anyone can help would be great.

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