Friday, 28 December 2012

The Auld Grey Toon - Part 2

Yesterday I posted some photos of Dunfermline, with the promise of some of the Monastery and Palace Ruins to come today. The Benedictine Monastery was founded by Queen (also Saint) Margaret, around 1070 and the current ruins, of the Refractory, date to the early 14th Century. Whilst David I moved his court to Edinburgh, the Palace remained significant until the 1603 Union of the Crowns when James VI moved to London; not before the last monarch to have been born in Scotland, Charles I, had been born in the town, though.


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