Private Tour to Dunfermline Abbey and Carnegie House  

  • Tour ID: 1503
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh or South Queensferry
    Duration: Half Day - 4 hours approx.
    This is a Private Tour

  • Book this Tour

    Tour Description:

    Private Tour to Dunfermline Abbey This half day tour from Edinburgh goes to the Fife town of Dunfermline. Once the capital of Scotland it holds some important buildings to Scottish History. The ancient Dunfermline Abbey was originally built by King David I, it is a great example of Romanesque architecture. When rebuilding the choir as a parish church in 1818 an oak cask was found with a body wrapped in a gold cloth and the chest cavity open. This is said to be the tomb of Robert the Bruce.

    Private Tour to Dunfermline Abbey Opposite the abbey is the Palace which was used by the monks for living quarters and also for important guests and pilgrims. It became home to Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of James VI (I of England) in 1590. The royal family used their wealth to make a grand palace. The future King Charles I was also born here. The Palace now sit in ruins.

    Private Tour to Dunfermline Abbey The abbey was originally founded by Queen Margaret in 1070 who's shrine also lays here. During her life time she was a very pious woman who for her religious passion became Saint Margaret after her death. Her original place of prayer was at a well which now sits in an underground cave open to the public.

    Private Tour to Carnegie House After we go to the childhood home of Andrew Carnegie where we see how a man from humble beginnings became one of the most wealthiest men on earth. The house dates back to 1775 where is father William was a skilled linen handloom weaver. Later the family then moved to Pittsburgh where Andrew gained his wealth from the steal industry. In retirement he became a philanthropist and travelled the world giving his money to good causes. The house has been to restored to see how life was in the 18th century and has an exhibition on Andrew Carnegie's life.

    In total the tour will take about 4 hours.

    Private Tour to Dunfermline Abbey and Carnegie House from Edinburgh

    Book this Tour


    Operated by: Go Scotland Tours Rank 8

    Small Group Tour of Edinburgh from Queensferry Cruise Port

    Fully guided tour from Queensferry with Qualified Guide. Going to Rosslyn Chapel, New town Panoramic tour, a private tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

    tour details...

    The Scottish Highlands Essential Experience Tour

    The Essential Scottish Experience, tour highlands of Scotland and the western islands, Skye, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Oban, Simply the Best Tour of the Highlands...

    tour details...

    Private Tour to Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn

    Private guided Scotland tour of Braveheart Country, learn all about William Wallace and Robert the Bruce at Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn...

    tour details...

    Small Group Tours
    - 2 Day Tour of Loch Ness and Inverness
    - Isle of Skye and Highlands Scotland Tour
    - Scotland Highland Explorer Tour
    - Outer Hebrides Tour Experience - Skye, Harris and Lewis
    - Islay Whisky Adventure Tour Scotland
    - Speyside Whisky Trail Tour Scotland
    - Orkney Islands and Far North of Scotland Tour
    - more Scotland Tours

       Guest Reviews    
    "I had a fantastic time through Scotland Tours, I would recommend the company to others. Everything was great, the highlight had to be the boat ride on loch Ness. The guide & service was well organised"
      more comments  

    Scotland Guide
    Scotland Tourism Guide

    A detailed destination guide on tourist regions in Scotland. Click here

    Tours from London
    Guided Tours from London
    Guided tours to Cornwall, Bath, Stonehenge, Wales and more...

    Tours of Ireland
    Tours of Ireland
    Sightseeing tours in Ireland from Dublin, Belfast, Killarney and Galway