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  Dunfermline Abbey & Palace Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
David wanted Dunfermline Abbey to be a fitting tribute to her, ensuring its success with grants of extensive land holdings and great wealth.
It was in Dunfermline Palace that the future Charles I was born in 1600, the last monarch to be born on Scottish soil.
Repairs to the Palace at Dunfermline were undertaken in advance of a visit by Charles I in 1633 and it was last used, by Charles II, in 1651.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /dunfermline/abbeypalace   (854 words)

  
 Abbey Church Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
In 1817 plans were prepared for a new Abbey Church to be built on the ruins to the east of the nave, which were cleared away as part of construction.
He was buried in Dunfermline Abbey in 1329, minus his heart, which was taken in a lead casket on a posthumous visit to the Holy Land before being buried at Melrose Abbey.
During the building of the new Abbey Church in 1819 bones believed to be those of Robert the Bruce, because of their position and because of a cut breastbone (to allow the removal of his heart), were discovered.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /dunfermline/abbeychurch/index.html   (941 words)

  
 Dunfermline - The Historic City
Your gateway to this kingdom is the ancient capital of Scotland, Dunfermline.
The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace in Dunfermline is the cradle of the `Star- Spangled Scotchman`, the emigrant weaver`s son who forged a fortune in the steel furnaces of America and spent the rest of his life giving it all away.
Dunfermline expansion has been quite rapid in recent years and a number of housing estates have sprung up.
www.dunfermline.info   (522 words)

  
 Places to Visit - Dunfermline Abbey & Palace
The abbey became one of the richest in the country and it established satellite property in other parts of Scotland, as far north as Morayshire and Dornoch and south to Lothian and the Borders.
In addition to the abbey itself, over the years extensive monastic buildings were built to the south of the abbey church.
The abbey ceased to function as such after the Reformation of the church in Scotland in 1560, but fortunately the nave of the church continued to be used as the local parish church.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitdunfermline.htm   (612 words)

  
 Dunfermline travel guide - Wikitravel
Dunfermline [1] is the Kingdom of Fife, which is in the Central Belt of Scotland.
The nearest airport to Dunfermline is Edinburgh International Airport (EDI), situated to the south of the Firth of Forth, 14 miles/22km from Dunfermline.
Dunfermline Town, which is located in the centre of the town, and Dunfermline Queen Margaret, which is located in the northeast of the town, near Queen Margaret Hospital.
wikitravel.org /en/Dunfermline   (799 words)

  
 Dunfermline Abbey on a small group tour of Scotland
Situated at the centre of Dunfermline in West Fife, Dunfermline Abbey stands on a ridge that falls steeply on the south and west to the course of the Tower Burn which flows through Pittencrieff Park.
In medieval times the abbey became a major ecclesiastical centre and was the burial place of several Scottish monarchs including Malcolm Canmore, his wife Queen Margaret and Robert the Bruce whose tomb was rediscovered in 1818.
The adjacent royal palace of Dunfermline grew out of the guest house of the abbey after its closure during the Reformation and was given as a wedding present to Anne of Denmark by her husband James VI in 1589.
www.fife.50megs.com /dunfermline-abbey2.htm   (341 words)

  
 Dunfermline Abbey and Palace on AboutBritain.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dunfermline Abbey is the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century.
The foundations of her church are under the present superb nave, built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style.
Next to the Abbey is the ruin of the Royal Palace rebuilt from the guest house of the monastery in the 16th century for James VI and his Queen.
www.aboutbritain.com /DunfermlineAbbey.htm   (453 words)

  
 Tour Dunfermline Abbey
Situated at the centre of Dunfermline in W Fife, Dunfermline Abbey stands on a ridge that falls steeply on the south and west to the course of the Tower Burn which flows through Pittencrieff Park.
In medieval times the abbey became a major ecclesiastical centre and was the burial place of several Scottish monarchs including Malcolm Canmore, his wife Queen Margaret and Robert the Bruce whose tomb was rediscovered in 1818.
The adjacent royal palace of Dunfermline grew out of the guest house of the abbey after its closure during the Reformation and was given as a wedding present to Anne of Denmark by her husband James VI in 1589.
www.scotland247.co.uk /dunfermline-abbey2.htm   (308 words)

  
 Dunfermline, Scotland
Dunfermline was, from the 11th century, a residence of the Scottish monarchs.
The Abbey Church, parts of which date from the 12th century, is a shrine containing the grave of Robert I. Other Scottish kings of the 11th to the 17th centuries are also buried here.
Dunfermline was the birthplace of philanthropist and industrialist Andrew Carnegie and is headquarters of the Carnegie Trusts".
www.lauriekris.com /scotland-dunfermline.html   (768 words)

  
 Dunfermline - World Tourism Info
Dunfermline is the Kingdom of Fife, which is in the Central Belt of Scotland.
The nearest airport to Dunfermline is Edinburgh International Airport (EDI), situated to the south of the Firth of Forth, 14 miles/22km from Dunfermline.
Dunfermline Town, which is located in the centre of the town, and Dunfermline Queen Margaret, which is located in the northeast of the town, near Queen Margaret Hospital.
www.findthelinks.com /Tourism_Info/Dunfermline.html   (565 words)

  
 City of Dunfermline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dunfermline is the largest populated area in Fife and is more than one thousand years old.
Dunfermline Abbey is the most famous of the historic buildings in the town and is the resting place of several Scottish Kings and Queens.
Dunfermline is also the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, the world’s richest man of his time, he made his fortune after emigrating to the USA, then gave it all away.
www.dunfermlinelions.org /dunfermlinecity.htm   (288 words)

  
 Dunfermline - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dunfermline, city on the north shore of the Firth of Forth in the Fife region, east-central Scotland.
Dunfermline and Fife West, United Kingdom parliamentary constituency in eastern-central Scotland, newly created at the 2005 general election owing...
Dunfermline Athletic FC, Scottish football club based in Dunfermline, Fife, that started the 2006-2007 season playing in the Scottish Premier...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Dunfermline.html   (80 words)

  
 Dunfermline Abbey at Travels in the UK - A Perfectly Proper Holiday
Margaret founded a Benedictine priory at Dunfermline, and her third son, David I, raised it to Abbey status in 1128.
The abbey was the chosen burial place of eight kings, four queens, five princes and two princesses.
In the 16th century the abbey guest house was converted into a royal palace.
www.skell.org /travels/twelve6.htm   (621 words)

  
 Dunfermline Abbey & Mary, Queen of Scots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dunfermline Abbey was founded about 1070 by Queen Margaret, wife of Malcolm Canmore.
The Abbey was sacked in 1560, and fell into disrepair, although part of the church continued to be used.
The church, domestic buildings of the abbey, and the remains of the Royal Palace are open to the public.
www.marie-stuart.co.uk /Castles/Dunfermline.htm   (249 words)

  
 Visit Dunfermline and Rosyth | Welcome
Dunfermline and Rosyth are growing and vibrant communities with a powerful and rich heritage.
Dunfermline was the birthplace of James I in 1394 and of Charles I in 1600.
Dunfermline and West Fife lies at the very heart of Scotland's fascinating history, where the past is still very much alive.
www.visitdunfermlineandrosyth.com /welcome.php   (663 words)

  
 FIFE - Dunfermline Abbey , Scotland Photographs, Photography pictures by stock photographer Doug Houghton
150167 DUNFERMLINE - South nave and gravestone cemetery and inscription King Robert the Bruce - Dunfermline Abbey FIFE - Dunfermline Abbey Scotland
065810 DUNFERMLINE - Dunfermline Abbey graveyard and Abbot House - Abbot House FIFE - Dunfermline Abbey Scotland
065809 DUNFERMLINE - Dunfermline Abbey graveyard and Abbot House - Abbot House FIFE - Dunfermline Abbey Scotland
www.doughoughton.com /webpage/page/page050.html   (284 words)

  
 GENUKI - Dunfermline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dunfermline Central Library has a large collection of genealogy and local History materials, as well as the more recent archives of the former burghs of the Dunfermline district.
Also on the same date, a part of Dunfermline parish north of the south march of Moreland (comprising Moreland House and Moreland Hill lands) was transferred from the parish of Dunfermline to the parish of Cleish in the county of Kinross.
The older archives of the former Burgh of Dunfermline are held at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh (B20).
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct/FIF/parishes/Dunfermline   (2011 words)

  
 Scottish Towns - Dunfermline - A Brief History
Edward I of England, in a fury borne of frustration at failing to subdue the Scots, burned Dunfermline Abbey.
Robert the Bruce was buried at Dunfermline Abbey in 1329 but was forgotten over the centuries until excavation work was carried out during the building of a new church on the site of the old ruined choir.
Dunfermline ceased to be a Royal Burgh after the death of James I, with Charles II (first to inherit a United Kingdom throne) the last monarch to stay at Dunfermline Palace in 1650, after which the Palace became a ruin.
www.scottish-towns.co.uk /fife/dunfermline/history.html   (474 words)

  
 Dunfermline Town
The original Benedictine priory in Dunfermline was founded in the 1070s by Queen Margaret on the site of an earlier chapel of the Celtic Church and in 1128 her son David I extended the building and increased its status by making it an abbey (Dunfermline Abbey).
In medieval times Dunfermline abbey became a major ecclesiastical centre and was the burial place of several Scottish monarchs including Malcolm Canmore, his wife Queen Margaret and Robert the Bruce whose tomb was rediscovered in 1818.
The adjacent royal palace of Dunfermline grew out of the guest house of the abbey after its closure during the Reformation and was given as a wedding present to Anne of Denmark by her husband James VI in 1589.
www.dunfermlineweb.com /abbey.html   (376 words)

  
 Dunfermline High School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dunfermline High School is one of the few secondary schools in Scotland which can trace its history back to the Early Middle Ages.
When David I, son of Queen Margaret and Malcolm Canmore, founded Dunfermline Abbey in the 1120s, he made provision for a monastic Grammar School to secure the education, in Latin, of future monks in the town.
The long, chequered history of Dunfermline High School is reflected in its badge, worn by pupil on their uniform.
www.fife-education.org.uk /dunfermlinehs/history.htm   (698 words)

  
 Tourist Information on the towns and villages in Dunfermline, Fife - Tourist Net UK Guide
Dunfermline's industrial development in the 18th and 19th centuries was mainly based on textiles with linen, cotton, woollen and damask fabrics being produced.
Today Dunfermline has a busy centre, a choice of three 18-hole golf courses and a small museum and gallery with displays on the town's industries.
Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and benefactor was born in at 2 Moodie Street, Dunfermline in 1835.
www.touristnetuk.com /sc/fife/towns/dunfermline.htm   (288 words)

  
 Things to See Do and Think About in Dunfermline, Fife Scotland and Edinburgh, Capital of Scotland, Pitreavie Guest House
In 1468, Richard de Botheul, Lord Abbot of Dunfermline Abbey (1445 to 1470) is reputed to have established Dunfermline Grammar School, this being renamed in the early 1800's the High School, later to be rehoused and to become the current Dunfermline High School.
Queen Anne, wife of James VI of Scotland and I of England, was given the Abbey and its grounds by her husband in 1589.
Dunfermline's close proximity to Edinburgh has been enhanced with the replacement of the four paddle ferries, a service initiated by Malcolm Canmore's wife, St Margaret, in the 11th century, by the Forth Road Bridge (1964), making both Edinburgh airport and the centre of Edinburgh only a thirty minutes drive (outside of the rush hour!!!).
www.hometown.aol.com /pitreavieg/pitreavie/useful.htm   (1737 words)

  
 History
Pluscarden Abbey as we know it today owes its foundation to King Alexander II of Scotland in the year 1230.
But despite this apparent prosperity the decision was taken in 1454, probably for economic as well as political reasons, to unite the house of Pluscarden with that of Urquhart Priory, an ancient off-shoot of Dunfermline Abbey five miles east of Elgin, that could look back in history a whole century before Pluscarden.
Independence was granted in 1966 and in 1974 the monastery was elevated to the status of an Abbey.
www.pluscardenabbey.org /history.asp   (983 words)

  
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The great abbey of Dunfermline was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the foundations of the original building lie under the stunning 12th century Romanesque style nave.
The Abbey Church is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens.
Please note that the adjoining church, at the front of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, is not owned or operated by Historic Scotland.
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk /properties_sites_detail.htm?propertyID=PL_108   (350 words)

  
 Scotland the Movie - Dunfermline Abbey, Fife
Dunfermline Abbey Church was built over the foundations of an earlier church on the same site.
Dunfermline Abbey is in the care of Historic Scotland and there is an entrance fee to the Abbey ruins.
Entrance to Dunfermline Abbey Church, where the filming took place in The Bruce and Macbeth, is free.
www.scotlandthemovie.com /movies/dunferm.html   (120 words)

  
 Dunfermline and West Fife History
Dunfermline's proud history goes back to at least (1010) at least eight Kings, four Queens, five Princes, and two Princesses are claimed to be buried there.
Close to Dunfermline Abbey is the remains of the monastic guest house, back in the middle ages, Kings and Queens frequently stayed there.
Dunfermline has much to be thankful for Andrew Carnegie as a benefactor, he bestowed on the City, Pittencrieff Estate which most of us refer to as Dunfermline Glen.
www.dunfermline.50megs.com /history.html   (822 words)

  
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Dunfermline in the ancient Pictish kingdom of Fife is a very ancient town.
Because of its Royal connections Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland for over 500 years and the Abbey has been there since the 12th Century.
The mother of William Wallace is supposedly buried in the old graveyard attached to the Abbey.
members.lycos.co.uk /escoces1966/Dunfermline.htm   (231 words)

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