Dunfermline city is in the mood of festival and celebrates the life, myth and legend of King Robert the Bruce in the ancient Capital of Scotland as the BRUCE FESTIVAL returns to Dunfermline between 19th – 29th August 2010. This is the best chance for every visitor to learn about Dunfermline’s rich history from the figures that fought for Scotland’s independence and get closer to the Bruce than ever before.
Along with the historical legend character, listen to one of three acclaimed Scottish musicians at the festival on 19th, 20th and 21st August as Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson and Dick Gaughan perform an intimate concert inside the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey Nave. Then, you can take for a tour(Son et Lumiere guided tours) with Bruce through the magical grounds of the Abbey as Scotland’s hero brings history to life through drama, sound and light.
The festival brings in special events which will take you back to the time when Robert the Bruce lived. It happens on 28th and 29th in Pittencrieff Park. This time the Kings of Celtic rock, Soar Patrol will provide the soundtrack as medieval camp life is demonstrated with exciting hand to hand fighting from movie stunt performers, Combat International, fresh from the set of Ridley Scott’s latest Robin Hood movie. There will also be battle re-enactments, an international street market, kid’s battles and much more surprises await every visitor.
If you want to watch the musical concerts, need to book well in advance. Concerts will be immediately followed by a guided tour at 8.30pm included in the price of the concert ticket. It is informed that tickets are time specific and cannot be exchanged or transferred to any other scheduled tours. It is recommended that you dress up with sturdy footwear and suitable clothing. The show does not admit late comers until a suitable break and the disabled visitors are very well provided all the help.