Dunbar’s Close Garden
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Museum of Edinburgh
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Canongate Kirkyard information
The attractive curved gable of the Canongate Kirk, built in 1688, overlooks a kirkyard that contains the graves of several famous people, including the economist Adam Smith , author of The Wealth of Nations; Mrs Agnes MacLehose (the 'Clarinda' of Robert Burns' love poems); and poet Robert Fergusson (1750–74; there's a statue of him on the street outside the church). An information board just inside the gate lists famous graves and their locations.
Fergusson was much admired by Robert Burns, who paid for his gravestone and penned the epitaph – take a look at the inscription on the back.