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What is the Greyfriars font?

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. I needed a rather ‘English’ name for this hand drawn Baskerville, but I ended up with a Scottish one. Greyfriars font was hand drawn with a Japanese brush pen. It is based on Baskerville, a font I really like. The glyphs are a bit rough and jumpy, which adds to Greyfriars’ unique look. Use it for your titling, book covers and product packaging, or stick it in a website and see what happens! Comes with a jolly bundle of diacritics.

Greyfriars Font families

The Greyfriars includes the following font families:

  • Greyfriars Regular
  • Greyfriars Italic

Greyfriars Preview

Here is a preview of how Greyfriars will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Greyfriars A free font? Is Greyfriars Free to Download?

No,Greyfriars is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Greyfriars so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Greyfriars for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Greyfriars remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Greyfriars and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)