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Following the Scottish Government's announcement our sites in mainland Scotland are currently closed. Find out more about our COVID response


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The abbey is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed. Find out more about our COVID response.


We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance. This include Historic Scotland Members, and Members of English Heritage, Cadw and Manx.

Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, Dunfermline abbey will remain closed.

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Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Abbey nave opening times

1 November to 31 March:
Daily except Sunday & Monday, 10am to 4pm

The nave may close for lunch.

For opening times of the Abbey Church (not in the care of HES) please visit

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

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The abbey is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed.


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