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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
- Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1100AD - 1199AD
- Inchcolm Abbey, Linlithgow Palace,
Lochleven Castle, Edinburgh Castle,
about Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace have a royal connection dating back to the eleventh century, when a priory was established there under Queen Margaret (now known as St Margaret). This was elevated to being an abbey in around 1150 by her son, David I.
The picturesque remains of Dunfermline Abbey - now just its impressive Romanesque nave - can still be seen there today.
Over time, Dunfermline Abbey would host many important events. In particular, the cloister of Dunfermline Abbey would later become a royal palace and the birthplace of King Charles I.
Another fascinating aspect of Dunfermline Abbey is its church, which is the burial site of many famous Scottish monarchs, notably Queen Margaret and David I as well as King Robert Bruce.
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Address: St Catherine’s Wynd, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PD
Phone: +44 (0)1383 739 026
Approx 15 min. walk from Dunfermline Town Rail Station (regular trains to/from Edinburgh). Dunfermline is approx 20 miles north of Edinburgh.
Open 9:30am-4:30pm (to 5:30pm April-Sept). Nov-March closed Thursdays (12.30pm-4.30pm), all day Fridays and 9.30am-2pm Sundays. Last entry 30 min. before closing. Closed 25-26 Dec. May close at short notice. Call in advance to check. Full £3.70, reduced £3, children £2.20
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