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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

St. Margaret Street
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7PE

Dunfermline Abbey is the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century. The foundations of her church are under the present superb nave, built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style.

Robert the Bruce was buried in the choir, now the site of the present parish church (closed during the winter).

Substantial parts of the Abbey building remain, including the vast refectory. Next to the Abbey is the ruin of the Royal Palace rebuilt from the guest house of the monastery in the 16th century for James VI and his Queen.

This was the birthplace of Charles I, the last monarch born in Scotland.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

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In Dunfermline off the M90.

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace Postcode for SatNav: KY12 7PE

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