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Greyfriars Kirkland 🪦⚡️

Greyfriars Kirkyard is a popular spot on many tour routes through Edinburgh but it’s a must see on a Harry Potter tour. 🪦Nestled within Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkland stands as a testament to centuries of Scottish history, its burial grounds echoing with tales of the past since the 16th century. Renowned author JK Rowling famously frequented this sacred space, drawing inspiration from the weathered gravestones and evocative names that pepper the landscape. Notably, the name Thomas Riddell, believed to have sparked the creation of the infamous Voldemort, captures the imagination of visitors. For a mere 50p, one can acquire a map pinpointing the locations of these literary treasures, adding depth to the experience. However, it’s not just fictional characters that inhabit these grounds; beside the West entrance lies the resting place of Greyfriars Bobby, the beloved and loyal canine whose legendary devotion continues to captivate hearts. Visitors pay homage to this faithful friend by leaving sticks at his gravestone, a touching tribute to his enduring legacy. Greyfriars Kirkland offers more than a glimpse into the past; it’s a poignant reminder of the intertwined nature of history, literature, and the enduring spirit of loyalty. #localguides #historicallandmarks #edinburgh
Posted: Mar 23, 2024
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