Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
St Margaret Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PE
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As the final resting place of some of Scotland's greatest kings and queens, including Malcolm III and Queen Margaret, the great Benedictine abbey of Dunfermline occupies an especially important place in the national consciousness. The royal association ensured that this became one of the wealthiest and grandest monasteries in the world.

The abbey was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the foundations of the original building lie under the stunning 12th century Romanesque style nave. The royal lodgings at the abbey developed into a spectacular palace, which became the birthplace of Charles I.

Stunning views of the glen can be gained from the palace.

• In Dunfermline off the M90 • Open all year. Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30pm. Winter: closed Thursday afternoons, all day Friday and Sunday morning. For opening times of the Abbey Church (not in the care of HS) please telephone 01383 739026 • Admission: Adult £3.70 Child £1.85 Concessions £3.00 • VisitScotland grading ★★★★

Find out more about Dunfermline Abbey and Palace at historic-scotland.gov.uk

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Events at this venue

Insight Tour: The Abbey's Rich Past

Join us for a guided tour of this abbey, the resting place of some of Scotland's greatest monarchs.

Sat 17 Jun

Included in admission / 0131 668 8774

  • 11:00

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