Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
A residence for Scotland's earliest monarchs back in the 11th century, Dunfermline also has ecclesiastical roots, though today the medieval nave exists beside a 19th-century Gothic Revival church. The old abbey had ample accommodations, so those early royals took advantage and moved in. Centuries later, the last British king born in Scotland (the ill-fated Charles I) was delivered here. Many believe the abbey to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce, as well as more than a dozen other royal highnesses.
By Barry Shelby
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