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Canongate Kirkyard

Door open days


The graveyard of the ?Royal Kirk? was established in 1687 and provides glorious views of Calton Hill. Famous people buried here include the economist Adam Smith, the poet Robert Ferguson and Robert Hurd, a 20th century pioneer of conservation architecture who did much work in the Canongate.
There are around 352 headstones, monuments, tombs and other structures.

Key Information

Members of the Friends of the Canongate Kirkyard will be on hand to give guided tours and explain the work they are doing to conserve this historic space and encourage appreciation of it.
No wheelchair access. ?
Image?? Copyright?M J Richardson?and licensed for reuse under this?Creative Commons Licence

Where to find us

  • 153 CANONGATE,
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8BN