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Dunfermline Abbey was founded by King David I of Scotland as the Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Trinity and St Margaret in 1128, but it would take over 100 years before its completion in 1250. In the successive 750 years, the Abbey has played a prominent role in shaping the country we know today. Charles I was the last King of England, Ireland and Scotland to be born in Scotland in 1600 while Margaret of Scotland was buried here in 1093 before her Canonization in 1250. Dunfermline Abbey is also home to the remains of seven Kings and five Queen Consorts of Scotland until the Kingdoms of Scotland and England merged to create one monarchy under the Act of Union in 1707. While the heart of Robert the Bruce, one of the most famous warriors of his time, lies at Melrose Abbey, his body was buried at the Abbey in 1329 but was not discovered until almost half a century later. A monumental brass on the floor of the New Church marks the spot of the royal vault today. 10.02.2016

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Abbey Views

Dunfermline Abbey was founded by King David I of Scotland as the Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Trinity and St Margaret in 1128, but it would take over 100 years before its completion in 1250. In the successive 750 years, the Abbey has played a prominent role in shaping the country we know today. Charles I was the last King of England, Ireland and Scotland to be born in Scotland in 1600 while Margaret of Scotland was buried here in 1093 before her Canonization in 1250. Dunfermline Abbey is also home to the remains of seven Kings and five Queen Consorts of Scotland until the Kingdoms of Scotland and England merged to create one monarchy under the Act of Union in 1707. While the heart of Robert the Bruce, one of the most famous warriors of his time, lies at Melrose Abbey, his body was buried at the Abbey in 1329 but was not discovered until almost half a century later. A monumental brass on the floor of the New Church marks the spot of the royal vault today. 10.02.2016

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