Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline Abbey features ruins from the 11th century, and a 19th century church with the tomb of Robert the Bruce. Many kings and queens were buried here, and Charles I, the last king to be born in Scotland, was born here in 1600.

The church was built over the ruins of the old nave (which explains how Robert the Bruce could be buried there, though dying in 1329.

The following pictures are the grounds and towers of the newer church. Note the words at the top of the square tower: they spell out Robert the Bruce.

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Robert the Bruce’s tomb. His heart is buried at Melrose Abbey, but his body is here.

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Part of the old church that is still standing:

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The ruins of the original priory, where the friars lived and gathered for meals:

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