Dunfermline is a historic town in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. It is the ancient capital of Scotland, and the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie - at one time the richest man in the world. Dunfermline Abbey is the burial place of Robert The Bruce, while Pittencrieff Park (known locally as The Glen) is one of the most attractive parks in Scotland .

Dunfermline Abbey from Pittencrieff Park

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport to Dunfermline is Edinburgh International Airport (EDI), situated to the south of the Firth of Forth, 14 miles/22 km from Dunfermline. The airport offers a wide range of domestic and international flights to Europe and North America. It costs in the region of £30 each way by taxi. (See the Edinburgh article for more details, however there is a bus service from the airport to nearby Inverkeithing, which is a £10 taxi fare from Dunfermline (or the train from Inverkeithing to Dunfermline Town is £1.90).

By train

Dunfermline is served by 2 railway stations. Dunfermline Town, which is in the centre of the town, and Dunfermline Queen Margaret, which is located in the northeast of the town, near Queen Margaret Hospital. There is a half hourly (hourly after 19:00) Fife Circle service to Edinburgh Waverley. (See the ScotRail website for timetable information)

By car

Dunfermline is located near the M90 motorway which runs from the Forth Road Bridge to Perth. Access to the south and centre is via M90 junction 2, and the west is accessed from via junction 3.

By bus

There are frequent bus services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth, and surrounding towns. The Bus Station has been temporarily relocated to the East Port whilst renovation work goes on, including the demolition of the old bus station to allow for the building of a Kingsgate extension.

Get around

"PlanaJourney" is a free integrated public transport journey planner that covers Dunfermline and includes much of the Scottish, Northern Ireland and UK public transport network. It includes bus, rail, subway, Scottish ferries and internal UK flights. It can assist with planning journeys into and out of Dunfermline from anywhere in the Dunfermline or Fife area or more widely from anywhere in Scotland and the UK. Outside of Scotland and Northern Ireland the bus information is limited.




If you are just stopping off as part of a longer journey there are several restaurants and fast food places at the Fife Leisure Park. (Exit the M90 at junction 3 and take the Duloch Park exit on the roundabout at the top of the slip road).

If you are staying in Dunfermline, there are a number of good local restaurants.



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