Greyfriars Bobby Bar, Edinburgh

Greyfriars Bobby Bar, Edinburgh

Greyfriars Bobby Bar in Edinburgh, is a heartwarming destination for dog lovers and those with an appreciation for history and ale. Nestled on the ground floor of a Georgian building, this old establishment shares its walls with the historic Candlemakers Hall, dating back to 1722. The bar's name honors Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrier known for his extraordinary loyalty. After his owner's death in 1858, Bobby famously spent every day watching over his master's grave at Greyfriars Kirkyard until his own death in 1872, when he was laid to rest beside his beloved owner.

The Greyfriars Bobby statue, a tribute to this symbol of devotion, stands proudly outside the bar, offering visitors a chance to toast to his memory with one of the bar's award-winning ales. For those unsure of which ale to choose, the bar's in-house cask master is available to share expert advice, ensuring every patron can fully enjoy their experience. This unique bar not only offers a rich taste of Edinburgh's history but also a warm, inviting atmosphere where the legend of Greyfriars Bobby continues to inspire.

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Sight Name: Greyfriars Bobby Bar
Sight Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (See walking tours in Edinburgh)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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