Dunfermline: Scotland's ancient capital

Abbot House

The historic city of Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland back in the 11th century. Walk through 900 years of Scottish history in one day.

For general information about Dunfermline, visit the official site of Scotland's national tourism board .

Dunfermline's oldest house - Abbot House is Set in its own gorgeous gardens a stone’s throw from a Royal Palace, Monastery and Abbey where Scotland’s great hero king, Robert Bruce, is buried. Abbot House is the perfect place to explore Dunfermline’s remarkable story at the heart of Scottish history. Visit the Abbot House website for more information.

Dunfermline Abbey For more information about Dunfermline palace and abbey, visit the Undiscovered Scotland website.

Dunfermline is the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie - a millionaire philanthropist. Carnegie's gifts to Dunfermline include the Carnegie Hall theatre, and Pittencrieff Park. The Carnegie Birthplace Museum has more information about Andrew Carnegie.

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