The kirkyard, dedicated on Christmas Day 1620, stands on the site of a 15th century Franciscan Friary. It has a fine ... More
Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk
The kirkyard, dedicated on Christmas Day 1620, stands on the site of a 15th century Franciscan Friary. It has a fine collection of 17th century Scottish monuments and a rich musical tradition. There are many fascinating tales and ghost stories connected with this historic church. 1,400 Covenanters were imprisoned in the kirkyard in 1679 for their beliefs and are remembered by the martyrs' monument. Furthermore, there is the famous memorial to Greyfriar's Bobby, the devoted Skye Terrier owned by John Gray, a local police constable. When Gray died in 1858, Bobby loyally sat watch over his master's grave in this kirkyard for 14 years, until he himself died. Services include the only weekly Gaelic worship in this part of the country. Recitals and concerts are also staged throughout the year.
Discount Highland Supplies is situated on the edge of the tourist trail and is definitely the place to come for
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Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh's best known and most popular attraction and one of the most visited ancient monuments in Great
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