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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, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission prices

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

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29 August 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Waterloo Colours

Edinburgh Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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And Yet it Stands

Stirling Castle

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Bright Coast, Long Shadows by Bryan Angus

Duff House

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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Kinneil House - Free Open Days

Kinneil House

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Renaissance Ladies

Edinburgh Castle

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A Sword for my Chief

Urquhart Castle

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Things That Go Squeak in the Night

Linlithgow Palace

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Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Glasgow Cathedral

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