Private Greyfriars Kirkyard tour - 'Meet' the dead of Old Edinburgh!

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The Greyfriars Kirkyard tour is perfect for everyone who wants to know more about Scottish history. The people buried within the Kirkyard made Edinburgh what it was. We'll share some of the most important, most interesting and most surprising stories about these rather fascinating people. And we'll do this in an entertaining, professional and respectful manner.

Greyfriars is a fascinating place that has links to some incredible stories from Scotland’s history (not 'just' Edinburgh's history). Their stories are the stories of Edinburgh. You’ll learn about these characters as you stand only inches away from where their bodies lie buried.

Hear the stories behind martyred Covenanters, an amusing artist, an infamous ghost, grave robbers, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, a tortured spy and, of course, the devoted Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby.

Are you ready to ‘meet’ the ‘Dead of Old Edinburgh’?

About This Deal

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Pass By: Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars Place Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

This entire tour takes place within the historic burial ground. We don't visit the Kirk itself, although we recommend guests visit this wonderful building during their visit to Edinburgh.

Stop At: Historic Edinburgh Tours, Edinburgh Scotland

Our entire tour takes place within the historic burial ground of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces. we will try to make alterations for wheelchair users.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We’ve implemented a number of procedures which will give you confidence in your safety when with us. Historic Edinburgh Tours have been awarded the “We’re good to go” certification from Visit Britain. This shows that our procedures have been laid out by government and local authority policies.
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Edinburgh Tours

  • Gratuities

1 hour 45 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.