Malcolm Canmore's Tower

Local nameMalcolm Canmore's Tower
LocationDunfermline, UK

Malcolm's Tower, also known as Malcolm Canmore's Tower, is a historic site in the Scottish town of Dunfermline, Fife. It consists of the foundations of a rubble built, rectangular tower enclosed by an oval shaped modern wall and is protected as a scheduled monument.The tower stood on a highly defensible peninsular outcrop of rock above a deep ravine and is the site from which the city derives its name. It was effectively the seat of royal power in Scotland after Malcolm III of Scotland shifted the centre of government from Forteviot to Dunfermline in the mid 11th century.

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Address Dunfermline KY12 7, United Kingdom

Coordinates 56°4'11.658" N -3°28'1.072" E

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