Top things to do in Dunfermline

Ruins in Dunfermline

Dunfermline Abbey & Palace

Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in the 12th century as a Benedictine monastery. The abbey and its neighbouring palace were already favoured by religious royals: Malcolm III married the exiled Saxon princess…
Museum in Dunfermline

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

The cottage where the great American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 is now a museum. Carnegie emigrated to the United States in 1848 and by the late 19th century had become the ric…
Church in Dunfermline

Dunfermline Abbey Church

The abbey church is a 19th-century construction, adjoining the medieval nave of the old church to the east. It contains the tomb of Robert the Bruce, which lies beneath the ornate pulpit.
Museum in Dunfermline

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Opened in 2017, this award-winning building houses a museum that charts the history of Dunfermline, with a massive Meldrum weaving loom as its centrepiece. There are also galleries that host art exhibitions, and a d…
Cafe in Dunfermline

Cafe Fresh

The good folk at Fresh, just up from the abbey, do decent sandwiches and coffee, as well as tasty daily specials based on deli produce. There’s also wine, a gallery and a book exchange.