Greyfriars Bobby

There’s a statue of Bobby just outside the Kirkyard too. Many visitors pat its nose believing it’s good luck. Don’t be one of them – the ‘tradition’ (started by a 21st century tour guide) is causing irreparable damage to the much-loved bronze dog.

Stick about for a look round the Kirkyard – you’re likely to spot some familiar names. Riddle. McGonagall. Moodie. All add weight to the rumour that JK Rowling used to wander around here during her Harry Potter writing days.

Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ