Greyfriars Graveyard Edinburgh

Hear of the very beginnings of Greyfriars. Meet George who died in the early 1600’s. Why do we still talk about him today? Learn the full story of Greyfriars Bobby and visit the mausoleum of one of the finest architectural dynasties in the history of…

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Fraser took us on an excellent tour of Greyfriars Churchyard and gave us entertaining and erudite (accurate) information. It was highly enjoyable occasion despite the inclement weather.

Andrew and Ann Bell

A very enjoyable visit by a well-informed guide. I could have done with more!

James Burnet

Fraser’s tour was enthusiastic and his knowledge was very good. I certainly learnt a great deal from the visit.

John Martin

It was a most informative talk as we walked around the Greyfriars kirkyard, given in an engaging manner, with much detail and many new stories not heard before. Highly recommendable.

Patricia Jones

Mr Paterson’s guided tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard was well worth while turning out for. He was understanding with those with walking difficulties where the terrain was steep. He spoke out clearly and well, giving pocket histories of those whose gravestones were visited, and he described and interpreted in fine detail and intricate carvings the several mausolea.

Fergus J M Brown

Fraser provides a friendly and well-informed tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard. He succeeds in conveying a considerable amount of historical and biographical information based on his own research without ever sounding pedantic or boring. He is willing to take questions, while freely admitting there’s some he cannot answer! He has a welcome sense of humour, not least when referring to Harry Potter fans seeking connections between some of those buried in the Kirkyard and J K Rowling’s creations. This tour can be highly recommended both to residents of Edinburgh wanting to know more about their city’s heritage and to visitors willing to look beneath the surface of a major tourist attraction.

Peter Graham

Fraser gave the Old Edinburgh Club an excellent tour of the churchyard and even in truly awful weather kept everyone engrossed in the Covenanters. Good to stick to one principal topic rather than flit between the many possibilities. To be recommended as an enjoyable and informative visit.

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