in Dunfermline & beyond
Dunfermline is not only a historically important town in Fife but also for Scotland.
Dunfermline is the ancient capital of Scotland and many visitors check out the resting place of Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots (minus his heart) at Dunfermline Palace and Abbey as well as St Margaret’s Cave.
The museum has recently opened and it’s a great afternoon out for the family. It takes you through Dunfermline’s successes via artefacts and stories.
There are three kitchens from different eras share information with a difference. The war sections will bring a tear to your eye and it boasts of the best views of the Abbey.
Dunfermline also has a large park in the centre of town called Pittencrief Park (Dunfermline Glen). The Glen is home to the art deco, Glen Pavilion, resident peacocks and the annual Bruce Festival. This park was a gift to the town from Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist, who was born in Dunfermline in 1835. You can find out more about Carnegie at his Birthplace Museum in the town centre.
There’s a great music scene in Dunfermline. The town produced the 70s band Nazareth (Love Hurts), Barbara Dickson (Band of Gold), Big Country (Chance) and The Skids (Into the Valley). Dunfermline’s Alhambra hosts hundreds of gigs, musicals and comedy shows each year. The theatre has retained its 1920s decor which makes it a special place.
Dunfermline has lots of high street stores for shopping, an art studio and cafe in the old fire station (Fire Station Creative), a cinema, two sports centres and many restaurants. Dunfermline Athletic are the local football team and play at East End Park. The legendary ex Manchester manager, Alex Ferguson (Dunfermline’s biggest goal scorer), is one of the Pars most popular players.
There is so much to do in Dunfermline i could go on and on but would be much better for you to come and see it all for your self.
Dunferrmline is also surrounded by lovely villages and towns which have even more to explore.
With over 750,000 visitors each year, Pittencrieff Park, or ‘The Glen’ as it is more commonly known by local people, is one of Scotland’s most important and popular urban parks.
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries – a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world’s 1st Carnegie Library.
Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy
Abbot House is a beautiful 16thcentury building situated in Dunfermline’s heritage quarter. It’s distinctive pink colour and medieval architecture makes it a real focal point of the historic Maygate area.
Take our free walking tours, and experience 1000 years of Dunfermline’s history. Listen to stories of St Margaret through the eyes of a local 25 year old. Travel through the street’s history, including two special audio soundscapes! Stories and connections royalty has to the town, then and now.