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Dunfermline Palace & Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey, in Scotland's ancient capital, is the resting place of many Kings and Queens including Robert the Bruce, Scotland's greatest 'warrier king'.

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Dunfermline`s royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood is history. Each year around 35,000 visitors make their way into the Abbey Church to visit, amongst other things, the tomb of Robert the Bruce.

The Abbey, whose foundation goes back to 1072, was built by King David I of Scotland. 

Worship at Dunfermline Abbeys follows a traditional pattern of Church of Scotland worship with the Word of God taking a central place. Worship takes place every Sunday at 9.30 and 11am  

Oct Opening Times:

Wednesday 7th October – Saturday 10th October
Wednesday 14th October – Sunday 18th October
Wednesday 21st October – Sunday 25th October

To ensure that visitors can enjoy and explore the Nave and Church safely, it has been necessary to reduce capacity on site. To manage this, we have introduced bookable time slots.  All tickets must be booked in advance (one ticket provides access to both the Nave and the Church).   There will be no admission fee.  Our web page for Dunfermline Palace and Abbey will shortly be updated with full details of the opening information.

Once tickets for Dunfermline Abbey Nave and Dunfermline Church have been released, these will be available from here:  Our website also lists the safety measures we have put in place at our sites.  Visitors will be asked to wear face coverings when entering the internal areas.  As face coverings will not be provided, visitors must bring their own.  One-way systems will be in place, and as access to the Abbey Church is via stairs, only the Abbey Nave is accessible for those with specific access requirements.

Dunfermline Palace currently remains closed for the time being.


Dunfermline Abbey
KY12 7PE


Admission to the Abbey Church is free

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