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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
From GBP300.00
 
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

Greyfriars Kirk - Church Tips (22)

LOVE CEMETERIES?

Greyfriar's Curchyard is steeped in history as it dates back to when Mary Queen of Scots granted the former convent garden surrounding Greyfriars church to be used as a buirial ground in 1562. At the...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2016

OPENED ON CHRISTMAS DAY

I guess nearly everybody comes to see Greyfriars church because of its history and as it was the first church built in Edinburgh after the Reformation.. The Church is also known as Greyfriars...
balhannah
Nov 06, 2016

THE MUSEUM

Greyfriars Church is also home to a Museum with plenty of information on the church and some very old bibles.Set out on the wall were a line of historic events that took place, like how Greyfriars...
balhannah
Nov 06, 2016

A fascinating kirkyard........

Greyfriars itself is one of the oldest buildings outside Edinburgh old town, though it only dates from 1602. It was built on the site of an earlier Franciscan monastery, hence its name.Apart from the...
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leics
Dec 02, 2015

The story of the dog...and the stories of ghosts.

Greyfriars Kirk is famous for the story of 'Greyfriars Bobby', the little Skye terrier who supposedly spent 14 years 'mourning' his dead master (one John Grey, a night watchman) and who supposedly...
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leics
Dec 02, 2015

HELPING THE VICTIMS AT BHOPAL

I was very surprised to see a memorial plaque for the victims of the Bhopal disaster in India back in 1984, Just in case you have forgotten there was a catastrophic gas leak from the Union Carbide...
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davidjo
Aug 15, 2015

Come and meet Bluidy Mackenzie

In 1638 the National Covenant, one of the most significant documents in Scottish history, was signed in Greyfriar’s Kirk. This document was the Scottish Presbyterian’s answer to Charles I’s religious...
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EasyMalc
Apr 06, 2015

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard touches on many aspects of Edinburgh's history. Being a central part of the city for many centuries, the great and good have interred themselves here by the dozen. There's also...
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antistar
Nov 02, 2014

The Franciscans - Los Franciscanos

Originally a Franciscan convent , which were called Greyfryars , but now it belongs to the Church of Scotland .The church yard ( kirkyard ) is a cemetery , in which apart from being full of macabre...
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elpariente
Nov 12, 2013

Greyfiars

Greyfiars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfairs Church in Central Edinburgh.It is located on the southern edge of the Old Town in the shadow of the Castle and next to Princes st.Gardens.the...
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mickeyboy07
Dec 12, 2012

Greyfriars Kirk

One of the main places on the tourist trail, mainly due to the association with Greyfriars Bobby - immortalised in a film. The statue of the wee terrier is outside the entrance to the churchyard.The...
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iaint
Apr 14, 2010

Greyfriars Churchyard

Yup, you guessed it, we went on a City of the Dead Tour. I have been on many, simply because I wanted to catch a ghost on camera and also to frighten the beejesus out of my guests. They never feel...
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Suet
Sep 24, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Edinburgh

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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a beautiful Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is quite dirty, unfortunately it was decided cleaning the monument may damage it, so it has been...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the entire city of Edinburgh from its perch high up on castle rock. We thought it looked beautiful in the recent snow. It looks quite different from its far side so it is...
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Mons Meg - Edinburgh Castle

In 1457, King James II was presented with two massive siege guns, one blew up in use, and the other is still to be seen on display at Edinburgh Castle. Made in Mons in Belgium it fired missiles...
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle has lots to see and takes a lot of time to see it all. There are plenty of free Toilets and they haven't forgotten you many get hungry and thirsty. Located in the old Cart Sheds...
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Museum on the Mound

In 2006 the Museum on the Mound first opened its doors to the public.....and it is FREE !!! This fascinating museum is all about money and more. You can see how the money was designed, the technology...
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National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a superb building...at least, the old part of it is superb (the part which was, until fairly recently, the 'Royal Museum'). I wasn't very taken with the...
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