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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

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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...more
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St. Margaret Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited today, and I have to extend thanks to Nan for being so lovely and welcoming. My children loved the quiz, and Nan had a wealth of information about the Abbey. Top marks from Team Campbell.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank upforalaugh77
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our day trip from Grantham, we arrived at the abbey. We were met by very friendly stewards especially Elaine who took time to explain quite a bit of the history of the abbey, and the surround of the abbey

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical ground, staff very informative. And helpful, the graves and the whole structure was just awesome

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ak8a8s
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning abbey, beautiful interior and we'll worth a visit if you have the time. The Palace next door also has an interesting story to tell.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Spine chilling when the bells toll. Great place to visit and beautiful gardens and park for kids to play attached. Take the time to read the tomb stones. Very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kirsty R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great day here. The abbey itself is stunning and there is a wee walk around the place. I took my own picnic and had it on the beautiful grounds. Staff in the shop are very nice and the volunteer staff in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Siobhan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see in this Abbey with beautiful stained glass windows. Elaine the custodian was so informative about the history and the story of each of the windows. How she remembered it all was amazing. Nice little shop to buy some souvenirs. Well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nocera1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing. Just amazing. Worth your time to visit the ruins and cathedral. The history, beauty and peace within it's walls are magical. A fantastic looking building with a lot of history behind it. Worth visiting the Abbey Church as it contains the tomb of Robert...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margo7850p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very imposing building from all angles. The parish church has the words "King Robert the Bruce" writ large, a single word per compass cardinal point. It is the resting place of most of King Robert. His heart is buried in Melrose Abbey....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank J2051NWjamesb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey and Palace are adjacent to the Carnegie Library & Galleries which I'd visited earlier in the day. I am not a religious person but this building has a very spiritual aura about it and I was entranced. There are guides who will provide...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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John H
January 18, 2015|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Good Afternoon John Thank you for your enquiry. With regard to access to the Bruce,it would be the Abbey Church which is not part of Historic Scotland. I would recommend telephoning them on: 44 (0)1383 724586 Kind Regards