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Once Scotland's ancient capital, Dunfermline is now Scotland's newest city. Explore the Heritage Quarter, which, with its medieval buildings, 12th century abbey, royal residence and award-winning museum, showcases Dunfermline’s fascinating history. Or why not catch a show, enjoy live music, dine out, shop till you drop, speed round Scotland’s premier racetrack – or learn to waterski at Townhill Country Park, Scotland’s national training site. 

The Carnegie Library and Art Galleries is a good starting point for a visit to the town. Discover the history and heritage of Scotland’s oldest settlement – from royalty to rock bands!

Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of 11 Scottish kings and queens, including Robert The Bruce, and, although neighbouring Dunfermline Palace has succumbed to the ravages of time, its ruins reveal just how imposing this royal residence must have been.

One name crops up again and again in Dunfermline - Andrew Carnegie. The famous philanthropist gifted The Carnegie Library to his hometown, along with Carnegie Hall and beautiful PIttencreiff Park with its formal gardens and resident peacocks. Visit the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum to find out more about this extraordinary Fifer.

Engines play a large part in several Dunfermline visitor attractions, including The Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond Railway Museum and Knockhill Racing Circuit, which regularly hosts national motorsports events.

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