Dunfermline Abbey

sights / Historic

Dunfermline Abbey information

Location
Dunfermline , Scotland
Address
St Margaret St
More information
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Prices
adult/child £3.70/2.20
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm daily Apr-Sep, to 4.30pm Oct, 9.30am-4.30pm Sat-Wed Nov-Mar
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The evocative Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in the 12th century as a Benedictine monastery. Dunfermline was already favoured by religious royals; Malcolm III married the exiled Saxon princess Margaret here in the 11th century, and both chose to be interred here. There were many more royal burials, none more notable than Robert the Bruce, whose remains were discovered here in 1818.

What’s left of the abbey are the ruins of the impressive three-tiered refectory building, and the atmosphere-laden nave of the church.