Greyfriars Church

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Greyfriars Kirk has held an important place in Scotland's history, with regard to the National Covenant in particular. Many of the Covenanters are believed buried in the Kirkyard, while the Covenanters' Prison and the Martyrs' Monument are preserved here. Greyfriars' other famous resident, the canine hero Greyfriars Bobby, is also believed to be buried some 50 yards from his master, John Gray. A statue of the loyal dog can be seen at the top of Candlemaker Row, opposite the entrance to the Kirkyard. The Church has a Visitor display with an exhibit of the National Covenant, portraits, and an account of the Kirk's 400-year history. Also on show is the original portrait of Greyfriars Bobby painted by John MacLeod in 1867. Apr - Oct: Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:30 Sat 10:30 - 14:30 Nov - Mar: Thu 13:30 - 15:30 (other times by arrangement with the Visitors Officer) Regular Services throughout the year. Free Disabled access, hearing loop, large print orders of service, shop, guidebooks and video

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The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.