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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

627 Reviews

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

627 Reviews
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St. Margaret Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE Scotland
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craigluscar wrote a review Nov 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom12,357 contributions1,117 helpful votes
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The Abbey Nave has reopened but the Palace is still shut . Entry is free but you must prebook on the Historic Scotland Web site . Being a native to Dunfermline you tend to neglect what is on your doorstep . I had a nice stroll round the Abbey and palace . You can see a fair bit of the Palace from the railings surrounding it . It has been an impressive structure in its time . The Abbey itself is set in a well maintained graveyard with many ancient Gravestones . There is also a stone marking the Monks graveyard as well
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jacqui M wrote a review Oct 2020
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We visited on a blustery autumn day, and were relieved to spend most of our time indoors. The palace was still closed, but there is plenty to admire inside the abbey and church. We wandered around the abbey nave, admiring the Romanesque columns, 'frescoes' on the ceiling and stained glass windows. The adjoining church used to be part of the abbey and was rebuilt in the 1800s; hence the stark contrast in architectural styles. We got a comprehensive summary of the history of the 2 buildings from very helpful guides. Recent imaging work had shown the possible burial site of Robert the Bruce within the church. Don't forget to stop at the shrine to Queen Margaret, Scotland's only royal saint, just behind the church. Then wander round the graveyard and look over to the ruins of the palace and the lovely park beyond. Well worth a visit, pity about the weather!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kimborella wrote a review Sep 2020
826 contributions107 helpful votes
Had a walk around this magnificent Abbey and Palace. Lovely grounds easy to walk around. Great park with lots of squirrels about. Plenty of signage with information about the place. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bibcay wrote a review Aug 2020
Gateshead, United Kingdom3,405 contributions1,958 helpful votes
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This is stunning. I love the sculped words on the tower saying king Robert the Bruce. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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macedonboy wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,739 contributions100,211 helpful votes
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The interiors of the Abbey are not currently open, so I had to contend with the exterior of the Abbey where there's I think the shrine to St Margaret, plus the ruins of the palace. I just loved the sculpted words of King Robert the Bruce on the roof of the tower.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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