Where'd you like to go?
Share
Do you like Edinburgh?
Share it with the world!
Experience
Enter with Google +
Do not wait to book your activities
Tours
Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus
(71 )
$20.20

9 reviews of Greyfriars Bobby

A curious statue

Passing the intersection of Victoria Street and the George V Bridge, is a curious statue of a little dog. After a bit of research, we learned that this is the Edinburgh icon of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrior with faithfully watched over his master's grave for more than 14 years. He would spend all day sitting by the grave in the Greyfriars cemetery, just next door, then come for a meal in a local restaurant (now Bobby's Bar). On his death in 1872, the Baroness Burdett-Coutts erected this statue as a tribute.

Bobby Greyfriars, a love story

Because of it´s legend, it was one of the places in the city that people most wanted to visit. In this case, it´s a statue and its beautiful cemetery where you can find the dog and its owner. "Greyfriars Bobby" was the faithful companion of a policeman named John Gray who was alive around the year 1856. John and the dog became inseparable friends until 1858, when John died of tuberculosis and was buried in Greyfriars Cemetery. His dog "Bobby" became famous because for 14 years he remained at the tomb of his master every night until his own death in 1872.

+6
See original

See original

Excellent
See original

See original

Excellent
See original

Good
See original

See original
Have you been here?
Add your opinion and photos and help other travelers discover