Dunfermline Abbey Parish Church

Dunfermline Abbey Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
OS Reference:   NT090873
Address:   St Margaret Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7PH
Local Authority:   Fife
Listing:   A

Church Overview

Founded in 1072. Consists today of the nave of medieval monastic church (1150) and the modern parish church (1821) erected over foundations of original choir. Burial place of King Robert the Bruce and numerous other Scottish royals including Malcolm III (Canmore) and his Queen, St Margaret of Scotland. Exquisitely carved pulpit by William Paterson, Edinburgh 1890. Fine pipe organ of 1882, rebuilt Walker in 1966.

Dunfermline Abbey Parish Church is a Destination Hub on the St Margaret Pilgrim Journey.


Sundays: 9.30am and 11.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open April to October, Monday to Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm, and Sunday 2.00-4.30pm or by arrangement


Guide book available Access for partially abled  Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available

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Dunfermline Abbey Parish Church


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