Greyfriars is one of the most peaceful places in Edinburgh. Many stories are linked to Greyfriars Kirkyard (cemetery) but the one known best is that of Greyfriars Bobby. The Skye terrier was a faithful dog who refused to leave the grave of his master, John Gray. For 14 years he watched over the grave. Bobby never spent a night away from his master even in the most dismal weather conditions. When Bobby died, he was buried in Greyfriars. A bronze statue was sculpted for the small dog, which now stands just outside the kirk gates. As one of Edinburgh’s unique stories, visitors still come to Greyfriars to learn the story and take pictures beside him.
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