A shot of Greyfriars Kirkyard, overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirkyard: The 5 most interesting graves to visit at Edinburgh's macabre tourist hotspot

There are over 700 gravestones in Edinburgh’s historic Greyfriars Kirkyard – but which ones should you look out for?

It’s the perfect place to go to soak in Scottish history, as burials have been taking place since the late 16th century.

However, with hundreds of headstones to see, it’s easy to wander around and miss the most interesting spots in the cemetery.

So, here are the five most interesting spots to visit in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

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