Twin & Partner Towns
Dunfermline is the largest town in West Fife, situated in close proximity to the Forth Bridges and easily accessible from the M90 motorway.
Dunfermline's royal and monastic past dominates a town whose lifeblood is history. The ancient capital of Scotland, Dunfermline boasts a royal palace, a 12th century Abbey - the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce and the post-Iona burial site of the Kings and Queens of Scotland - the restored 15th century Abbot House and the cave in which St Margaret prayed. King Malcolm Canmore held court after the death of Macbeth at the now ruined fortified tower in the heart of Pittencrieff Park, which abounds in wildlife.
This is the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie - in a humble weaver's cottage - contrasting with the Ornate City Chambers in the French Gothic Style and the elegant spire of the Old Sheriff Court which remains an impressive landmark.
The main shopping centre for West Fife, Dunfermline is also home to Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.