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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Photo credit: Robert Cutts, CC BY 2.0, (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Some of Scotland’s greatest medieval monarchs were laid to rest at Dunfermline Abbey. Founded as a priory, Dunfermline was made an abbey by David I and later became a royal mausoleum. Following the Protestant Reformation of 1560, Queen Anna of Denmark created an imposing palace with the monastic guesthouse at its heart. Charles I was delivered here in 1600 – the last monarch to be born in Scotland.

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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is managed by Historic Environment Scotland

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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

St Margaret's Street, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PE Scotland

01383 739 026

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