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Greyfriars Kirk


Welcome to City Tours Edinburgh. By Joining one of our walking tours in Edinburgh you will learn more about the history of our beautiful City of Edinburgh.

Our walking tours offer you the chance to visit and learn about the history of the capital and hear about the people who helped to shape Edinburgh into the City it is now. 

On our walking tours we will walk you through some of Edinburgh’s dark past and tell the history that helped build Scotland. Learn about the famous and infamous of old Edinburgh. Listen to our true stories about the history of  Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Covenanters.

On our Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour learn about Greyfriars Historic Kirkyard with its Harry Potter connection and the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful little Skye terrier who slept by his masters grave for 14 years, the creepy tale of the Mackenzie poltergeist, The Covenanters and much more.

On our Covenanters Tour learn about who the Covenanters were and the Prison where they were locked away, the Gallows where they were hung, the Chapel where their bodies were dressed before burial and their burial site. This tour will visit three different sites.

Why not also book an indulgent Scottish Afternoon Tea after your tour. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with tea or coffee at a venue near to Greyfriars.

City Tours Edinburgh conduct unique walking tours for groups of up to 18 people. We like to keep the numbers small so that everyone on the tour will be able to hear the guide and not feel left out at the back of the group.

We can also cater for Private Walking Tours of Greyfriars Kirkyard and Edinburgh City Center. Student tours can also be arranged, please contact us to arrange any of these.

All of our tours are conducted by experienced guides. We pride ourselves on our customer care. 

Hear the history of Old Town Edinburgh, let us share our knowledge about Edinburgh with you and hear her secrets unfold on our unique walking tours. 

The Greyfriars Kirkyard tour last around 105 minutes. Those tours which include an afternoon tea are considerably longer.

We also specialise in Private Tours for Celebrities, please contact us for more information.

Booking is essential. 


We are working on a new tour, please check back soon for info.

Our new Greyfriars and the Covenanters tour is now available. This tour covers the history of Greyfriars and part of the Covenanters Story. The tour includes the Covenanters Prison and Magdalen Chapel. This tour is just over 2 hours long.

Greyfriars and the Covenanters Tour both for only £10 

Greyfriars Kirk
wall monument Greyfriars
Magdalen Chapel
City ToursEdinburgh, Logo.
Covenanters Prison
Members of Edinburgh City Guard pay homage to Captain John Porteous
Mackenzie's Tomb, Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Whose who in Greyfriars
Leading piper Jennifer Hutcheon plays'Tribute To Bobby' at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Greyfriars herb garden
The Martyrs Monument in Greyfriars.