Hidden Greyfriars

Greyfriars has many dark secrets to tell. Together we will uncover them on your small private tour. Your Greyfriars graveyard tour also offers spectacular views towards the Old Town, including Edinburgh Castle.

Hear of the very beginnings of the graveyard. In Scotland we often call them kirkyards. You will also meet George MacKenzie, who died in the early 1600’s. Why do we still talk about him today?

You will learn the full story of Greyfriars Bobby and visit the mausoleum of one of the finest architectural dynasties in the history of Scotland. A fantastic advert for the family business you’ll discover! Both are near where we enter the kirkyard.

I’ll also show you where the man who greeted William of Orange on the beach at Torbay lies at rest and tell you his story.  You’ll also see where hundreds of people were forced to end their lives in cruelty. Even a story of the barbaric trade in slaves Scotland took part in.

From medieval lifestyles to heart-warming stories and accounts of extreme cruelty, Greyfriars has it all. Come with me and together we shall unveil the secrets on your Greyfriars graveyard tour.

Especially for the younger generation on your small private tour, I have an interactive activity sheet to entertain the full duration of your tour. Your younger group members can even win a special prize!

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