Distance: 8.6 miles
Drive time: 25 minutes
Greyfriars Bobby is a fountain with a bronze sculpture of a Skye Terrier named “Bobby” on top. It is said that Greyfriars Bobby spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until his own death on 14 January 1872. The story became well known through several books and films.
The prominent commemorative statue, which is located opposite Greyfriars Churchyard on the corner of Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge, was designed by William Brodie RSA at the request of Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts, the daughter of former Edinburgh Lord Provost. The statue was revealed in November 1873.
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