Discover ancient Scotland
With heritage dating back to 10,200 BC, it’s no wonder Dunfermline prides itself on being the ancient capital of Scotland. Immerse yourself in the town’s past with a visit to Lochleven Castle, a late 14th century tower, and St Margaret’s Cave, where Queen Margaret prayed 900 years ago. Don’t miss Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, a stunning 11th century church where Scottish royalty were laid to rest. You can visit the tomb of King Robert the Bruce, as well as a shrine to Queen Margaret outside the abbey.
Hang out under the sea at Deep Sea World
Kids and adults alike will love Deep Sea World, Scotland's National Aquarium, less than 15 minutes' drive from Dunfermline on the banks of the impressive Forth Bridge. With shark dives and an amazing underwater tunnel showcasing rare and beautiful sealife, it's a surefire hit. For more fun with nature, with 76 acres of greenery, Pittencrieff Park is one of Scotland’s most popular urban parks and a must-visit while you’re in Dunfermline. There’s five different gardens to explore, and the park boasts glasshouses with a huge range of tropical plants.
Relax by the harbour
Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of Dunfermline in Limekilns, just 10 minutes south of Dunfermline by car. The main attraction of this charming fishing village is its harbour, which boasts stunning views of Blackness Castle and the river crossings. Don’t forget to walk up to the old harbours and ancient Limekilns. Looking for accommodation in Dunfermline? The Travelodge Dunfermline is within perfect distance of central Dunfermline, just an eight-minute drive away. Nearby Travelodge Kinross M90 is just north of Dunfermline.