Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirk

About Greyfriars Kirk

1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QQ
01312251900
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Welcome to Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since 1620. We try to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. Worship takes place during the week as well as on Sundays in English and Gaelic.

The Kirk is a major venue for the arts, a tourist destination and through the Grassmarket Community Project we support some of our most vulnerable citizens.

The surrounding Kirkyard is the resting place of many prominent citizens, including James Hutton, Robert Adam, Mary Erskine and Henry Mackenzie.

Our museum tells the story of religious activity on the Greyfriars site from Franciscan times to the present day and boasts, among other artefacts, one of only a handful of original copies of the National Covenant signed in the Kirk in 1638. You can also view the oil painting of Greyfriars Bobby by John MacLeod.

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Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.
Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Grassmarket Weekly Market
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Braveheart’s Revenge
Don't miss 'Braveheart’s Revenge', the scariest, funniest journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, every day at the Edinburgh Dungeon!

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