Loading Events

« All Events

Summer Excursion 2022

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

£45 - £50
Broomhall House

SUMMER EXCURSION: Dunfermline Abbey & Palace and Broomhall House

Join us for an exciting day excursion in and around Dunfermline, Fife, visiting two important sites of interest.

In the morning we will visit Dunfermline Abbey and Palace with a private tour by expert guides. Dunfermline Abbey is one of the oldest in Scotland and the history of the Abbey is entwined with that of Scotland itself.

The Abbey and the ruins around it are all that remain of a Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century. The foundations of her church are under the present nave built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style by David I, son of Margaret and Malcolm Canmore. Nearby are the remains of other monastic buildings, including the large refectory and the ruin of the Royal Palace, rebuilt from the guest house of the monastery in the 16th century for James VI.

After lunch in a private dining room at Keavil House Hotel, we will then visit Broomhall House, complete with a private group tour in the company of Lord Bruce. Broomhall House, built over 300 years ago, is recognised for its unique place at the heart of Scotland’s history as the home of the Family of Bruce.


8.45 – Gather by the coach outside the National Museum on Chambers Street

9.00 – Coach departs

10.00 – Arrive at Dunfermline Abbey & Palace (St Margaret’s Street, KY12 7PE)

12.30 – Coach departs

12.45 – Arrive at Keavil House Hotel for lunch in Botanics restaurant (KY12 8NN)

14:00 – Coach departs

14.30 – Arrive at Broomhall House (Charlestown, Dunfermline, KY11 3DU)

16.30 – Coach departs

17.30/18:00 – Coach arrives back at Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Broomhall House Library

Broomhall House Library


















Timings are approximate and we may split into two groups for one or more of the tours.


Fellows: £45

Non-Fellows: £50

Tickets include: Tickets include return coach transport, tours and lunch, tea and coffee.

How to book a place: There are a maximum of 40 places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

For further assistance or any questions, please contact Jade Dent at Events@socantscot.org.




September 17
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
£45 - £50
Event Category:


Dunfermline Abbey & Palace and Broomhall House
Saint Margaret Street
Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PE United Kingdom
+ Google Map


Summer Excursion Non Fellow£50.00Dunfermline Abbey & Palace followed by Broomhall House
Summer Excursion Fellow£45.00Dunfermline Abbey & Palace followed by Broomhall House

Help us to do more

Help us: champion research; stimulate discussion; enhance public understanding; and share our extraordinary heritage. Donate directly to the Society now.