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Greyfriars Kirk

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10.30 - 16.30)

30 September 2018 (13.45 - 16.00)


Greyfriars Kirk has been associated with several important events in Scotland, making it an important part of Scottish History. In 1638 the National Covenant was presented and signed in the Kirk. In the mid-19th century the then-minister led a movement to change the style of worship by introducing the first post-Reformation stained glass windows and one of the first organs into a Presbyterian church in Scotland. Between 1929-1938 the historic church building was extensively restored and the interior dividing wall between the two former separate sanctuaries was removed. The Peter Collins organ was installed in 1990.



Key Information

Year Of Young People: The Kirk will display a portrait of their famous four-legged friend Bobby and will be handing out maps to children of the Kirkyard showing the location of his and his master’s memorial headstones.  The maps will also contain information on the Harry Potter Kirkyard theme trail, leading to lots of well-known names from the books.

Activities: Guided tours, children’s activities.

Where to find us

  • 1 Greyfriars Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2QQ