Welcome to Dunfermline

October 17, 2022

Dunfermline is a city in Fife and was once the capital of Scotland

The 'auld grey toun' of Dunfermline is at the heart of Scotland's history and the royal and monastic past dominates the city.

Dunfermline Abbey
There are a wide number of historical venues such as the royal palace, a 12th century abbey (which is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and the burial site of 11 other Scottish kings and queens), the restored 15th century Abbot House and the cave in which St Margaret bathed the feet of the poor.

Pittencrieff Park
Or 'The Glen' as it is more commonly known by locals, is one of Scotland’s most important and popular urban parks. Well known for its resident peacocks, this 76-acre park is of huge historical and cultural significance to Dunfermline, West Fife and beyond. The Park is a natural habitat for hundreds of species. Throughout Pittencrieff Park there are many historical features and stories to be discovered and explored. If you are walking down in the lower glen make sure you stop and look up to see the impressive ruins of Dunfermline Palace where several Kings of Scotland were crowned and some of them lived during their reign.

St Margaret's Cave
Sacred cave site traditionally associated with St Margaret, who is said to have prayed here regularly. Located a short distance north of Tower Hill. Entry is through a small building leading to an 87-step tunnel which descends 56 feet into the ground.

Lochore Meadows
With over 1,200 acres to explore you can spend time walking, bird-watching, cycling, fishing, paddling, playing in the playpark or enjoying a picnic or barbecue with friends and family. It has a wide range of leisure and recreational activities that cater for all the family. Within the park you can also find an incredible variety of habitats such as wildflower meadows, park land and ancient woodlands and is a short drive from Dunfermline.

Maid of The Forth
Spectacular sightseeing boat trips depart daily from South Queensferry and offer sightseeing cruises where you can get unrivalled views of the magnificent Forth Bridges from the open top deck. There is an abundance of marine wildlife to be seen such as Grey Seals, Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and the occasional sighting of porpoises, dolphins and even Minke whales. You can also explore Inchcolm Island, where you can spend 90 minutes exploring the magnificent Inchcolm Abbey and island.

Knockhill Racing Circuit
In the early 70’s local farmer Tom Kinnaird had a vision to change the use of his sheep farm to something much more exciting! In 1974 the first motorcycle race took place, since then a huge amount of racing stars and spectators have passed through the gates. They offer a range of experiences for everyone including drive a race car, Ferrari F430 or a 4x4 off road experience. There is also the chance to have multiple activity experiences.