Dunfermline Abbey

During the Easter holidays we had a good look around Dunfermline which is so close to where we live that it had been completely ignored by us for years, as you do. This is a full view of the Abbey with a closer view below.

This is the Palace archway.

There is a plaque on the Abbey’s boundary wall commemorating King Charles I.

There is actually a lot to see at Dunfermline, certainly more than I thought. The history of the Abbey can be traced back as far as 1070 when King Malcolm III married Queen Margaret in a church there and there is still quite a lot left to see if you go. If you are interested you can read all about it here.

3 thoughts on “Dunfermline Abbey

  1. Katrina!
    Thank you for letting me know that Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna won the Orange Prize. Ken and I are both very excited about it, and next week we will travel to buy ourselves a copy. We still haven’t indulged in my birthday book shopping expedition.

    And I’m so glad that you, too, have a birthday to enjoy in June. I’ve always been thankful to have been born in such a beautiful month.

    But I’m concerned about your weather! We have friends who will be in Scotland in two days and your birthday is next weekend, but at least you will have a weekend day to celebrate with your family.

    Please let us know if you are given or if you buy any books!

    • Judith, I hope that the weather cheers up for your friends, because at the moment it is rotten. They are promising us a good weekend but I’ll believe it when I see it. It’ll be nice to have a weekend birthday because last year everyone was at work and I celebrated my 50th on my own, until the evening. I’ll certainly let you know of any books I get.

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