Dunfermline Abbey from the glen (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95422331@N00/94477274/in/photolist-9mdNw-9mdQX-7pVCeN-7pWjK5-3gN1YT-8ioZhJ-Brrbj-BrqaD-Brsbm-BrrqS-BrshG-BrrZ2-Bru6H-Bru9n-BrpT3-Brufu-BrpNN-BrqZL-Brqqh-BrpWd-Brrjd-Brude-BrqAX-Brtz5-Bru1i-BrtGd-3gN1SM-3gSob9-7kB2z7-FsxcK-FseWE-FsycX-Fspg8-6eNf41-65KabH-4wfRPh-DnPfm-6aWyJP-6gzVpc-6gzVxx-6gzVix-6gzVe8-6gE6JC-6b1Jk9-6b1Jzw-6aWzDr-6b1JFm-5ZeNUq-5YLKzU-5MvZmF-BrrM3)

Dunfermline Abbey from the glen

Scotland's ancient capital Dunfermline in West Fife sits just across the Forth, a mere 20 minute drive, from Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport. Clustered around the magnificent Dunfermline Palace & Norman Benedictine Abbey ruins, Dunfermline has a beautiful boutique centre with stylish restaurants, chic cafes and an array of craft shops.

The perfect touring base with excellent transport links, Dunfermline is also famed as the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie - take a tour of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in the town to find out more.  Enchanting historic villages and attractions around Dunfermline include the medieval conservation village of Culross just to the west, the birthplace of St Mungo with heritage gems including the 17th Century Culross Palace and 13th Century Culross Abbey.  You'll find a selection of beautiful holiday cottages in the Culross area offering easy access on to the Fife coast path.

Enjoy a host of activities and attractions in the Dunfermline area from  gentle strolls around the central Pittencrieff Park, known locally as 'the Glen' to a choice of first class golf courses in the West Fife area, including the coastal Dunfermline Golf Club, the Aberdour and Kinghorn Courses and the Pitreavie Golf Club in Dunfermline, with views across to Edinburgh. Both St Andrews and Gleneagles are within easy driving distance and you'll even find glorious sandy beaches near Dumfermline - Aberdour Silver Sands beach is just to the south east.

Families will find Dunfermline the perfect holiday base, with family attractions in the area including Adventure Golf Island, the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Deep Sea World, Scotland's National Aquarium in nearby North Queensferry, a multiplex cinema and a Bowlplex. Scotland's national motorsport centre - Knockhill Racing Circuit with year round events and a choice of driving experiences is also in the area. Stay in Scotland's ancient capital - book Dunfermline accommodation with Iknow now.

Accommodation in Dunfermline

  • Powmill, nr. Dollar   (7.4 miles from the centre of Dunfermline)
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    This beautifully-appointed property, with indoor heated swimming pool, set in a third of an acre of enclosed gardens, provides generously proportioned, flexible holiday accommod...
     
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  • Kinross   (9.7 miles from the centre of Dunfermline)
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    £158
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    When you stay at The Windlestrae Hotel in Kinross, you'll be in the historical district and convenient to Loch Leven Castle and Balado Park. This golf hotel is within the region...
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  • Kinross   (9.6 miles from the centre of Dunfermline)
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    Located in Kinross, The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort is in the historical district and convenient to Loch Leven Castle and Balado Park. This 4-star hotel is within the regi...
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