Abbott House Heritage Centre (Dunfermline) Reviews
Description:Address: Maygate / Dunfermline / Fife / KY12 7NE / Scotland / Tel: 01383 733266
Newest Review: ... colours and a recreation of the lost head shrine of Saint Margaret takes centre stage in one of the exhibitions. Moving on and a room is devoted to Lady Anne Halkett, a midwife and herbalist who lived in Abbott house for a period of time and used her herbal remedies to treat the poor writing about her daily life in a series of diaries. Abbot house was again home to healing hands during the ... more
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by - written on 11/01/10, updated on 11/01/10 (Very useful, 153 readings)
Abbot House in Dunfermline's Maygate was built in the mid 1400's and survived the great fire of Dunfermline in 1625 making it Dunfermline's oldest building. It was restored in the 1990s and painted pink as this was the original colour of the building and is now a heritage centre and is run largely by volunteers who will give you a guided tour around this fascinating building. Abbot House was first used as the administrative headquarters of the Benedictine Abbey founded by Queen Margaret and was the home of the Abbot of Dunfermline and if gossip can be believed then more than one monk haunts the house. Murals from this time period have been lovingly restored ... Read the complete review
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