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Greyfriars Kirkyard Walking Tour, Edinburgh City centre.

    Greyfriars Historic
       Kirkyard Tour

Tour start times vary
Days and Times vary please check the Book Now button for latest times.

Duration around 105 minutes

Let our friendly guides tell you the historically correct stories of the famous Greyfriars Kirkyard. 
The place where history was made when the National Covenant was signed there in 1638. Hear about the lives of Edinburgh's famous who now lie within the kirkyard. Hear about the members of the literati, listen to the story of Captain Porteous of the Edinburgh City Guard who was lynched by the mob.
Discover the story behind Bloody Mackenzie, said to be one of the the most malevolent spirits in the UK. Find out what a MortSafe is, and visit the graves of some of the most famous people in the history of Scotland. 
Sir Walter Scott calling it ‘The Westminster Abbey of Scotland’.
See the famous National Covenant and hear the Covenanters story. This tour is a must for those who wish to find out more about the history of this famous Kirkyard.
Please feel free to ask questions on the tour and our guides will do their best to answer them.

Ticket holders must arrive just inside the gates of Greyfriars 5-10 minutes before the tour to allow for public safety briefing.

All tours start prompt.

Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Please note the tour may run slightly over the scheduled time.

This tour has a few steps and is on uneven ground in places. 


Now available our Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour followed by a delicious Scottish Afternoon Tea, relax enjoy the tea and have a chat about Greyfriars and we will try and answer any questions you would like to know about Greyfriars and the Old Town. Please book below, prices vary depending on day of tour.


If you do not see the date for the tour you want please contact us.


All of our tours must be booked and paid for 24 hours in advance thank you.


Historic Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour

Days of the Week for Tours
Kirkyard Tour plus Afternoon Tea £10 per Adult
Greyfriars Tour plus afternoon tea
Greyfriars Place EH1 2QE