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Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh

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  • Greyfriars Kirk is a charming little church near the Greyfriars Bobby statue. Harry Potter fans can see the grave of the real Tom Riddell in the adjoining cemetery.  more »
  • We did not enter the Church, but our guide told us about the interesting history. If you are interested in the history of Edinburgh, then this is a great place to visit.  more »
  • Very peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. It has a lovely churchyard and grounds. I strongly recommend visiting if you are in the area. Watch out for the Harry Potter fans looking for graves w...  more »