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Abbot House

Dunfermline Heritage Trust
KY12 7NE

For the better part of a millennium, pilgrims have beaten a path to Dunfermline's door. Today's visitors can still share the rich royal heritage of the capital of Fife's magic Kingdom.

The volunteer-run Abbot House Heritage Centre - dubbed 'The People's Tardis' - propels the traveller through time from the days of the Picts ..a time warp peopled by a veritable Who's Who of characters from Dunfermline's past.

These include Scotland's royal saint, Bravehearts Wallace and Bruce, Scotland's Chaucer and a whole panoply of kings, ending with the birth of the ill-starred Charles I.

It's a unique voyage of discovery in the company of a volunteer crew who take personal pride in providing a warm and welcoming visitor experience.

Abbot House, once the administrative headquarters of the first and finest Benedictine Abbey in Scotland, is the jewel in Dunfermline's heritage crown. It has witnessed the intrigues of Church and State and even outlasted much of the great Abbey it once served. Wave after wave of momentous events have washed over its walls. No wonder it refused to burn in the great fire of 1624! From caring for the sick and needy to training aircraft spotters to ward off the Luftwaffe ..Abbot House has seen it all.

Prize winning artists and craftsmen have worked painstakingly to bring the House's history vividly to life. It's an experience not to be missed.

General Information:

  • The Abbot's Kitchen for coffee & light meals

  • Gift Shop

  • Gardens leading into Dunfermline Abbey church yard.

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    Abbot House Postcode for SatNav: KY12 7NE


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