Dunfermline is a city in Fife and was once the capital of Scotland!
In May 2022, Dunfermline became Scotland's newest city as part of HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Our eighth city is located north of Edinburgh, just across the Forth Bridge.
Dunfermline is at the heart of Scotland's history and the royal and monastic past can be seen throughout the city.
How to get to Dunfermline
Dunfermline is an easily accessible city, located just 30 minutes north of Edinburgh.
There are direct trains from across Scotland to Inverkeithing, as well as local trains that stop off at Dunfermline, North Queensferry, Aberdour, Dalgety Bay and Rosyth.
Find out more about Scotrail trains to Fife
Bus and coach
From Edinburgh, hop one of the frequent bus services with Stagecoach, taking just 30 minutes. Or if you're travelling from Glasgow City Centre there are bus routes taking just an hour.
Scotland offers a series of great road networks connecting cities, towns and airports. Car hire is also readily available across the country.
Learn more about driving in Scotland
As a relatively small city, Dunfermline is easy to explore on foot with a great variety of walking routes available to explore.
There are a great range of routes as well as accessible cycle paths around the city and to nearby towns, villages and attractions too.
Places to stay
Find the right accommodation to suit your needs for your break in Dunfermline.
Find your perfect accommodation in Dunfermline in this selection of friendly B&Bs, cosy self-catering cottages and more.
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Help and advice
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Food & Drink
Places to eat in Dunfermline
Unwind in Dunfermline's restaurants where you can indulge on fresh and locally sourced ingredients whether you’re casually dining in a relaxing pub or opting for a seasonal lunch or dinner.
Map of Dunfermline
Ideas for things to do in Dunfermline
Activities to enjoy
Once one of Scotland's historic capitals, Dunfermline has plenty to offer to travelers, including an 11th-century abbey.
Still looking for more inspirations on things to do in Dunfermline? Check out these ideas and start planning your trip.
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