Tour Scotland Photograph Videos Greyfriars Bobby Statue In Edinburgh

Tour Scotland photograph of the Greyfriars Bobby dog statue in Edinburgh, Scotland. Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known as active oral history in Edinburgh, through several books and films, and became a prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves act as a tourist attraction. The best known version of the story is that Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave.

Tour Scotland video of the Greyfriars Bobby statue in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Tour Scotland video of the gravestone of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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