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HARRY POTTER IN OLD TOWN EDINBURGH

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars such as Tom Riddell and the Potters…

J. k. Rowling frequented the Elephanat House Cafe nearby, she would sit to the rear window of the cafe (weather dependent) which overlooks the graveyard, candlemaker Row, “The Original Diagon Alley” and has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

Harry Potter fans have for years trundled over the old towns cobbled streets gazing up at the archtecture which has inspired not just J K Rowling but many famous Scottish writers for years…

WikipediaAddress: Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE

BurialsGeorge Mackenzie of RosehaughWilliam McGonagallMOREDid you know: When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the kirkyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh

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