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Historic Dunfermline Fife and Kinross
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Dunfermline was, at one time, the Ancient Capital
The lovely glen, beautiful
gardens, well laid-out lawns and stately trees delight all who walk through
its spacious grounds.
Within its boundaries are a museum, a music pavilion, a restaurant and not forgetting the wild life among other things.
Lousie Carnegie Gates
Dunfermline Glen (Pittencrieff
The son of Queen Margaret and King
Malcolm 111 (Malcolm Canmore), David 1, made it more important by
turning it from a Priory into an Abbey in 1128.
The Abby Church with its Norman pillars and its links with the national history of Scotland is well worth a close examination.
The Royal Palace Ruins
The Royal Palace of Dunfermline grew out of the Abbey guest house after it had been closed at the Reformation. James V1 of Scotland needed a home for his wife, Anne of Denmark and very largely rebuilt it for her in the 1590's. There son Charles 1 was born here in 1600. James V1 was king at the time of the union of the crowns with England's in 1603. James moved this court to London.
The Palace, which was
also the home of Robert the Bruce, and many of the Stuart Kings.
situated on High Street.
The Mercat Cross was the centre of the burgh. It was a meeting place for the townspeople and travellers where the news and gossip of the day was listened to and talked about.
|High Street looking toward the Town hall|
Andrew Carnegie's Museum and Birth Place and
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