or drag this pin anywhere on the map
One of Edinburch's most historic places
Completed in 1620, Greyfriars Kirk was named for the nearby Franciscan friary. Its most famous aspect is not the church itself, but the graveyard next to it, supposedly a haunted one. The historical significance of the church stems from the signing of the National Covenant there in 1638.
The “haunted” graveyard at the church was actually ordered by Mary Queen of Scots for lack of space elsewhere. Oliver Cromwell’s forces also had their barracks at Greyfriers. This historic spot is something you certainly should take in on your visit to Edinburgh.
86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Phone: +44 (0) 131-225-1900
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-4:30pm, Sat 10:30am-2:30pm