Discovering Dunfermline as Scotland’s best kept secret

Dunfermline City

Situated in Fife, Dunfermline stands as Scotland’s newest city, awaiting eager travellers seeking authentic experiences, rich heritage and a warm welcome. But, the city is not only a top-tier holiday destination, it’s also a place to embrace community and feel at home.

A journey of discovery

Pittencrieff Park

Spend an afternoon exploring Pittencrieff Park.

Dunfermline, with its historic charm and modern allure, marks the beginning of a journey into the soul of Scotland. As you step into this vibrant city, the road to life enrichment unfolds, promising a multitude of beginnings to experience. From exploring the ancient capital to savouring new tastes in local cuisine, spotting the local peacocks in Pittencrieff Park or browsing an art exhibition, the opportunities are endless.

A taste of Fife


Embark on a culinary adventure through the streets of Mumbai at Dhoom.

Dunfermline is fast becoming the place to savour the outstanding food and drink that Fife is famous for. From quirky bistros such as Haberdashery to Jack ‘O’ Bryan’s serving the finest local produce paired with flavours from around the world, to 269 Vegan offering delicious vegan food and drink to sit in or takeaway, and the award-winning Indian restaurant Dhoom where you can sit in an authentic tuk tuk and have your taste buds whisked off to the streets of Mumbai. The city offers an exceptional menu of food and drink experiences for visitors to try.

Rich heritage and culture

Dunfermline Abbey

Uncover the rich history of Scotland’s ancient capital.

History enthusiasts can step back in time over 700 years and learn about the city’s intriguing heritage whilst visiting its iconic landmarks and admiring the impressive architecture. Dunfermline Abbey and Palace and Abbey Church, the final resting place of some of Scotland’s greatest medieval monarchs, including Robert the Bruce, and entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s former home, now reborn as a museum, weave tales of a bygone era. Carnegie Hall and Alhambra Theatre bring cultural richness to the city, ensuring every visit is a perfect blend of the old and the new.

Nature and creativity


Head to the coast at Limekilns.

Nature lovers will find joy in the vast green expanse of Pittencrieff Park situated in the heart of the city, with its stunning formal gardens, acres of manicured lawns and views across to the Forth Bridges, Edinburgh and the Lothians. Families will enjoy the play park and can unwind and enjoy a creative escape afterwards at The Ceramic Café, whilst Buttons & Blethers is the ideal place to visit for those looking to add crafting to their Dunfermline experience.

Explore nearby towns and villages


Visit Culross, one of Scotland’s most picturesque villages.

Dunfermline is ideally located for day trips to the surrounding West Fife villages. The Forth Bridge – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in North Queensferry and the picturesque towns of Limekilns, Charlestown and Culross are very close to the city and offer glimpses into Scottish history and charm. And the picturesque East Neuk of Fife with its quaint harbours and fishing villages is only a short drive along the breath taking east coast.

Beyond Dunfermline: surrounding attractions

For those seeking more adventure, Dunfermline boasts a number of attractions nearby. Deep Sea World, Knockhill Racing Circuit, Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland and Devilla Forest are just a few of the experiences that can be enjoyed just beyond the city’s boundaries.

Plan your visit

Dunfermline is a city where every corner tells a story, every experience enriches the soul and every visit will create memories to last a lifetime in The Kingdom, where it all begins.

Discover Dunfermline.