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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey has a special place in the nation’s heart. Laid to rest here are some of Scotland’s great kings and queens – including Robert the Bruce.

Dunfermline Abbey And Palace

About Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace St Margarets Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE
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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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The Bruce: A Cathedral Opera

3rd March 2024

Welcome to the world premiere of 'The Bruce: A Cathedral Opera' at Dunfermline Abbey on Sunday 3rd March!

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