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Dunfermline Palace And Abbey


The Abbey Church is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens.

Dunfermline Palace And Abbey

The great abbey of Dunfermline was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the foundations of the original building lie under the stunning 12th century Romanesque style nave.

The Abbey Church is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens.

The adjoining church, at the front of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, is not owned or operated by Historic Scotland. It is a functioning church where services are conducted.


Please see the Plan Your Visit tab for further information on the site including opening times (please note this site closes for lunch).


Highlights

  • The abbey nave – monumentally impressive Romanesque architecture, reminiscent of Durham Cathedral.
  • The monks’ refectory – A towering statement of the affluence and self-confidence of Scotland’s most famous monarch.
  • The royal palace – an ambitious re-use of the monastic complex.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Kingdom of Fife
Postcode: KY12 7PD

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (last entry 4pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Dunfermline Palace And Abbey

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