Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
St Margaret's Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE, UK
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Photo by Malcolm McCurrach, courtesy Historic Environment Scotland
Sat - Wed 10am - 4pm
Dunfermline Abbey and PalaceFounded as a priory by Queen Margaret in the 11th century, Dunfermline was turned into an abbey by David I and later became a royal mausoleum. It’s believed that Robert the Bruce is buried here, along with seven other Scottish kings. Following the Protestant Reformation of 1560, Queen Anna of Denmark built an imposing palace on the site, with the abbey complex at its center. It was here that Charles I—the last Scottish-born British king—was delivered in 1600.
Today, visitors can explore the abbey remains, admiring the impressive nave and towering monks’ refectory. You can also wander through the palace, checking out the refectory floor and kitchen area, before heading outside to admire the breathtaking views across the glen.