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Dunfermline Abbey - Things to Know Before Visiting

St Margaret St, Dunfermline KY12 7PE, UK

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About Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey is a Church of Scotland Parish Church in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. The church occupies the site of the ancient chancel and transepts of a large medieval Benedictine abbey, which was sacked in 1560 during the Scottish Reformation and permitted to fall into disrepair. Part of the old abbey church continued in use at that time and some parts of the abbey infrastructure still remain. Dunfermline Abbey is one of Scotland's most important cultural sites.


Attractions Near Dunfermline Abbey

Abbot House
Abbot House0.07km from Dunfermline Abbey

Abbot House is a beautiful ‘A’ listed building, dating back to at least the 16th Century. It’s situated within Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter and is steeped in the rich history of Scotland’s ancient capital. The house is instantly recognisable by its colour and is known fondly as the ‘pink hoose’ by locals. As the oldest surviving secular building within Dunfermline town, and a survivor of the Great Fire of Dunfermline in 1624, the building is indicative of the changing styles of Scottish archit

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries0.09km from Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, is a spectacular FREE museum and art gallery in the heart of the Heritage Quarter of Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife. The museum’s collections are brought to life with fascinating stories retold through films, interviews and games, following six key themes: Royal Dunfermline, industry, leisure and recreation, transport, conflict and homes.

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace0.1km from Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Palace is a ruined former Scottish royal palace and important tourist attraction in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. It is currently, along with other buildings of the adjacent Dunfermline Abbey, under the care of Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument. The ruins of a great Benedictine priory founded by Queen Margaret in the 1070's and elevated to abbey status by David I in 1128. Substantial remains of the church, domestic buildings and palace still stand.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum0.28km from Dunfermline Abbey

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is a biographical museum in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, dedicated to the life of Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, "one of the great Scots of the 19th century.". The museum is operated by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and is housed in a category B listed building. The museum site includes the original 18th-century weavers cottage in which Andrew Carnegie was born and a memorial hall added by James Shearer in 1928.

Pittencrieff Park
Pittencrieff Park0.5km from Dunfermline Abbey

Pittencrieff Park is a public park in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. It covers 76 acres and offers recreational facilities for children's play, greenhouses and woodland walks. It was well known for its resident peacocks, this 76-acre park is of huge historical and cultural significance to Dunfermline, West Fife and beyond.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum4.9km from Dunfermline Abbey

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is at the forefront of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland and houses, on a 49-acre site, over 100 buses, as well as trains, a horse tram, and other exhibits. The museum offers a guided tour of the site and storage sheds in a vintage bus, beginning and ending at the Exhibition Hall, where visitors can spend hours exploring vehicles and artefacts. There is also a café and shop.

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Fife is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

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