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As Highgate Cemetery is to London, Greyfriars is to Edinburgh
As Highgate Cemetery is to London, Greyfriars - albeit much smaller - is to Edinburgh. If you're a thrill seeker, take a City of the Dead tour after dark here, enter a pitch black mausoleum and learn why this is reputed to be the most haunted site in Europe.
Alternatively, see Greyfriars the comfortable way, from a window seat in the Elephant House cafe, with its grandstand view of the cemetery. JK Rowling once sat here and reputedly gleaned inspiration for the graveyard duel between Harry Potter and He Who Shall Not Be Named. On a more heartwarming note, Greyfriars is also the home of the famously faithful-to the-end pooch Greyfriars Bobby, but that's another story.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head