Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Famously, the Dumfermline Abbey is the resting place of Robert the Bruce and the birthplace of Charles I – the last British monarch to be born in Scotland. A fixture of the Church of Scotland since 1072, the abbey was built in the ruins of a Benedictine monastery and is considered one of the most significant cultural sites in Scotland.

This is a very significant historic set of buildings dating back to the late 11th century when King Malcolm III and Margaret were married in a church on the site. It became a Priory and then an Abbey and then in the late 16th century King James VI’s wife Anne started works which became the Palace. Eight Scottish Kings are buried here including King Robert Bruce. It’s a really interesting visit for anyone interested in Scottish history, royals and historic buildings. There are some great views to be found from the Palace windows across the glen.

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