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“Beautiful and interesting place”

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Ranked #4 of 71 things to do in Dunfermline
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Owner description: Admire one of Scotland's most impressive medieval interiors and most important royal sites, founded as a priory in about 1080. Robert the Bruce was buried in the medieval choir, now beneath the Abbey church of 1821. St Margaret and David I are among a number of monarchs and other royalty laid to rest here. Charles I was born in the palace that grew up alongside the abbey.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Weather was pretty good when we were here which made the place look really beautiful. Extensive grounds to look around and lots to see. You can buy a ticket and get into the palace, but we did not do that and just had a stroll around which was more than enough.

Thank BarbaraRiekwel
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We spent some time in the ruined Abbey this morning and it is undoubtedly a beautiful place. There is a fair bit to see and we did enjoy our time here. We have Historic Scotland memberships so have visited a lot of sites and normally have no concerns. However, I was concerned a few times as we had our 3 year old with us. There are windows that are the perfect height for a three year old to topple out of with only one bar across it. There are no rails or ropes on the very steep, winding stair cases and a couple of other areas that I felt could have a railing in place. It really is a lovely ruin and well worth a visit, but just please take care if you have a wee wandering toddler as there are definitely a few bits you can't let go of their hands!

Thank HGrant22
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A really nice place to visit. If you get the chance get a pass which you can use over three days and it's such good value. You should read all the signs. It must have been wonderful in its day. Talk a short walk to squirrel cottage and then feed the squirrels. The staff are really nice and the church is beautiful.

Thank Templarhouse
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

There are several signs for the abbey on the outskirts of the town but none once you enter. Several car parks in the immediate vicinity at a reasonable cost,lots to see in town so double your time and avoid a ticket.
The Abbey and Palace consist of two separate sites which people don't seem to realise, the medieval abbey nave with the spire and the abbey and palace ruins that you have to pay Historic Scotland to visit; and the parish church where Robert the Bruce's tomb is.
The parish church is closed October to March.
Well worth a visit if only for the historical connections,nice little gift shop and friendly HS staff.

1  Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

April we had an overnight in Dunfermline on a hotel out of town.
We walked to se the town quiet a walk. Sadly the church just closed when we appeared. Walked around the ruins of the former castle.

Thank carl b
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