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Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (HES)
Dunfermline Palace and Abbey  (HES)

Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (HES)

Perhaps the most splendid of Scotland's abbeys, Dunfermline, was founded by David I. The abbey was completed in about 1150.

Admire one of Scotland's most impressive medieval interiors and most important royal sites, founded as a priory in about 1080. Robert the Bruce was buried in the medieval choir, now beneath the Abbey Church of 1821. St Margaret and David I are among the other monarchs interred here. Charles I was born in the palace that grew up alongside the abbey. Look for grand architecture, elaborate carvings, a painted vault of the 1500s, beautiful stained glass windows and displays of sculpture. The Abbey Church and Abbot House are not managed by Historic Scotland but are open to the public.

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KY12 7PE
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

May close for lunch occasionally


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