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Dunfermline Abbey

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Added on 12 Dec 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 12 Dec 2020

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EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Shetland to Harwich

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2,3 km

Shottland - Dover

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Kirkcaldy - Berwick-upon-Tweed

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3,7 km

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Type of sights

Church/cathedral

 

Name and address

Dunfermline Abbey

St Catherine's Wynd

GB-KY12 7ND Dunfermline

GEO-data

Geodetic coordinates

56.069900 -3.463600

Elevation

92 m

Communication

Dunfermline Abbey and Pittencrieff Park
Dunfermline Abbey and Pittencrieff Park
Dunfermline Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey, west entrance
Dunfermline Abbey, west entrance

Dunfermline Abbey is a Church of Scotland Parish Church in Dunfermline Wikipedia Icon, Fife, Scotland. The church occupies the site of the ancient chancel and transepts of a large medieval Benedictine abbey, which was sacked in 1560 during the Scottish Reformation and permitted to fall into disrepair. Part of the old abbey church continued in use at that time and some parts of the abbey infrastructure still remain. Dunfermline Abbey is one of Scotland's most important cultural sites.

The current building on the site of the choir of the old abbey church is a parish church of the Church of Scotland, still with the name Dunfermline Abbey.

Architecture

The old building was a fine example of simple and massive Romanesque, as the nave testifies, and has a beautiful doorway in its west front. Another rich Romanesque doorway was exposed in the south wall in 1903, when masons were cutting a site for the memorial to the soldiers who had fallen in the Second Boer War. A new site was found for this monument in order that the ancient and beautiful entrance might be preserved. The venerable structure is maintained publicly, and private munificence has provided several stained-glass windows.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Dunfermline Abbey', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 October 2020, 12:43 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dunfermline_Abbey&oldid=983821243> [accessed 12 December 2020]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Shetland to Harwich

Route

2,3 km

Shottland - Dover

Route

2,3 km

Kirkcaldy - Berwick-upon-Tweed

Route

3,7 km

Added on 12 Dec 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 12 Dec 2020