Early 2009 I have visited Dunfermline Abbey together with Bruce and Linda from Scotland of the Roadside and we were surprised to find a wee sign with an interesting text. The Abbey itself is very beautiful although we couldn’t visit the inside. But thanks to the excellent weather we had a beautiful walk around the Abbey itself which is very much worth a visit!
The sign, image below, can be found opposite the cafe and has the following text: 1303AD: There is a tradition that the mother of Sir William Wallace was buried at this spot marked by a Thorn Tree. This was the former site of the Abbey’s weeping cross.
Sign at the Thorn Tree