Dunfermline is the Ancient Capital of Scotland, Dunfermline is the Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline is the Burial ground of King Robert the Bruce. Dunfermline also boasts a Royal Palace 12th Century Abbey – A 15th Century Abbot hous and St Margarets Cave. Dunfermline is also the birthplace of JameI & Charles I and is the burial place of 11 Scottish Kings and Queens.It also boasts quite a few live music venues . Old favourites such as “Monty’s & P.J Molloys has been part of Dunfermline music scene for many years. It also offers many club nights such as “Harlem” Life and Urban with DJ’s and late nights available every weekend.
Dunfermline Golf courses: Pitreavie golf Club, Dunfermline Golf Club, Canmore Golf Club
Fife Golf courses: 45 courses, St Andrews – has 9 courses including the Old Course.
Knockhill Racing Circuit: It is famous for hosting the top racing events in the UK,The British Touring Cars, British Superbikes and the Scottish Motor Show.
The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum: in Lathalmond on the outskirts of Dunfermline and is open to visitors from 12.30 – 5.0 pm on Sundays from easter until late September / early October. The Museum houses over One Hundred and Sixty historic buses.
Deep Sea World: 112 metres long and holds a million gallons of water. The underwater tunnel is one of the longest in the world.
Loch Fitty Trout and Course Fishery: three miles from Dunfermline on the outskirts of Kingseat. It is one of Fife’s very few natural lochs and caters for a wide range of angling styles.
Water Ski Scotland: located at the Town Hill Country Park. This purpose built centre is run by Waterski Scotland as the national training site for the sport, ranking it amongst the best in Europe, they offer come and try packages through to group bookings.
Cycling: Dunfermline forms part of the Kingdom of Fife Millenium cycle ways. Fife has about 300 miles 500km of cycle routes along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks.
Walking: The Fife Costal Path caters for those who prefer to walk. The path can be done in bite size chunks or as a long distance route. You can walk from village to village. Picturesque fishing villages watch seals basking in the sun and look out for dolphins as they play off the coast.
Worth a visit
The Royal Burgh of Culross is the town where time has passed by. Culross Palace was built in 1597 & 1611 for the rich merchant Sir George Bruce. The “Town House” was built in 1626 and now houses the “National Trust for Scotland” visitors centre. The “Study” was built around 1610 and is thought to have been used by the Bishop of Dunblane. The ruins of Culross Abbey founded in 1217 and was the former home to Cistercian Monks.
Inchcolm Island & Abbey “The Iona of the East” : Inchcolm appears to enter into history for the first time in 1123 during an attempt to cross the river forth in a storm. It is said that King Alexander I was forced to land on the island and take shelter. It is said that because of the hospitality he received he pledged to build a church there. The island can be visited by boat sailing form South Quensferry.
The Falkirk Wheel: As part of the Millenium inititave to encourage waterway usage. The Falkirk Wheel was designed and constructed to provide a 21st century solution to join the canals. It is a truly awesome spectacle.
Robinson Crusoe: Alexander Selkirk 1676 – 1721 Born in Lower Largo Fife. Alexander first went to sea in 1695. In 1703 he became sailing master on the ship Cinque Ports off the coast of Chile. Selkirk had a dispute with the captain of his ship. At his own request he was put ashore in October 1704 on one of the islands. He lived alone there until he was rescued in February 1709. The story of his solitary ????was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel “Robinson Crusoe”
The Carnegie Hall: very much part of the heritage & history of Dunfermline. It offers a wide variety of show including Drama Comedy Music and Dance.