DunfermlineThe Royal Burgh of Dunfermline is an ancient and historic town in Dunfermline Parish. Burial place of King Robert the Bruce, it is still today the main town of West Fife.

From “Dunfermline Abbey, a Poem.” (1819) by Andrew Mercer. (Poet, Andrew Mercer is not currently featured elsewhere on this website.)

Hard by, a mount with flatten’d top
Uprears its rugged brow;
Its sides are broken, rocky, steep,
That hardly there a goat might creep;
A rivulet runs below,
And winding, sweeps around the mount,
Forming a lovely arch;
Then down the glen, with babbling din,
O’er crags, through trees, as it may win,
Pursues its destined march.

 

View towards town centre from Dunfermline Abbey.
View towards town centre from Dunfermline Abbey.
View down Bruce Street towards City Chambers
View down Bruce Street towards City Chambers

 

Bridge Street with Abbot House Heritage Centre on the left
Bridge Street with Abbot House Heritage Centre on the left
The Abbey Church
The Abbey Church
Ruins of Dunfermline Palace from the Abbey Church graveyard.
Ruins of Dunfermline Palace from the Abbey Church graveyard.

 

Dunfermline Abbey Stained Glass Dunfermline Abbey Stained Glass Dunfermline Abbey Stained Glass Dunfermline Abbey Stained Glass

A few of the Abbey Church’s stained glass windows
Top three rows of photographs taken 28th October, 2003 – (AG)

 

1693 Engraving of the Abbey by John Slezer
1693 Engraving of the Abbey by John Slezer
Postcard of Dunfermline High Street c.1910
Postcard of Dunfermline High Street c.1910

 

 

 

 

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