Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Dunfermline

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There has been a centre of Christian Worship on the site of Dunfermline Abbey for over a thousand years. The current congregation recognises its role and responsibility in maintaining the Abbey Church of Dunfermline as a place of worship, and also as a Church which plays a major role in the life of the town of Dunfermline.

Those wishing to visit the Abbey Church will find that it is open at the times detailed from April - October. From November to March, those wishing to visit are asked to make contact through the website to see if arrangements can be made.
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  • The Abbey and Palace were an unexpected surprise. We were trying to kill a few hours before our flight, and had one of the historic passes, so thought we'd take advantage of it here. The gentleman who...  more »
  • We were there during a guided city tour. All very informative for people who are interested in the history of Scotland.
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  • Approached the site from the direction of City Chambers, quite a hike from the main shops and even further from the train station. Some sort of archaeological digging in the large grassed churchyard, ...  more »
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  • Well where to start...Amazing place to visit..not wheelchair friendly due to its historic status but what a place. Nice wee cheap gift shop.
  • Lots of history an be you can freely walk about inside and out of the church. However the abbey is owned by the council so it has an over priced pay wall. You can see into it from church however so save your money.
  • Historic and interesting place to visit. Staff very friendly and helpful.
  • Beautiful piece of the Scottish history. The ruins are well preserved without loads of tourist visiting.
  • A magnificent historic Abbey which is entwined in the history of Dunfermline and Scotland. A must see for visitors to Dunfermline. Always a nice place to walk around, very close to all of the town's amenities but very peaceful. Next time you are walking nearby, take a short detour through the grounds and you can almost feel the history.

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