Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Dunfermline

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Must see · Castle · Religious Site
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 Nave has reopened but the Palace is still shut . Entry is free but you must prebook on the Historic Scotland Web site . Being a native to Dunfermline you tend to neglect what is on your...  more »
  • We visited on a blustery autumn day, and were relieved to spend most of our time indoors. The palace was still closed, but there is plenty to admire inside the abbey and church. We wandered around...  more »
  • Beautiful location steeped in history. Definitely worth a look in for the history of the building. Also a fantastic wedding venue!
  • Historic site The Abbey Church is separate from the ruined Abbey, occupying the east end of the former Abbey Church. Lots of interesting features, lovely carved pulpit, good 20th century stained glass windows, and a newly installed window by the Tiffany studio that was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie but originally rejected by the Church. Friendly and knowledgeable guides help answer questions.
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