Dunfermline Abbey

Interesting
This Benedictine abbey (11C) was founded on the site of a Celtic church. The Romanesque nave of the abbey church, with its massive pillars and round-headed arches, is one of the finest in Scotland. The east end (rebuilt in the early 19C) serves as the parish church. A memorial brass marks the tomb of Robert the Bruce. Little has survived of the great monastic ensemble. The Abbot House is currently home to the heritage centre.

Useful information

Address:

St Margaret Street, KY12 7PE Dunfermline

Phone:

+44 1383 739026

Price:

5 £ (children 3 £)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; Oct-Mar: daily except Thu-Fri 10am-4pm - last admission 30min before closing - closed 25-26 Dec and 1-2 Jan

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