‘Dunfermline is the largest town in Fife; situated in the west of the region. It also used to serve as Scotland’s capital city, a job now held by its close neighbour, Edinburgh…’
Dunfermline is the birthplace of world famous philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, who emigrated to the US from the town in 1848. If you’re on a budget and have some time to spare, these are a just a few of the great free attractions that Dunfermline has to offer:
Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries
This shiny new £13 million cultural facility opened in May 2017 and is the centre of all things amazing in town. From the sleek new library and art gallery, the facility is built around the original Carnegie Libary, which was constructed after Andrew Carnegie gifted the town $40,000 and returned to his home town in 1881 to watch his mother lay the foundation stone. The new centre has a full schedule of exhibitions, festival and events through the calendar year and it a state of the art space. If sitting in the library here doesn’t make you want to study, there’s really no hope for you. Also – there’s a fantastic coffee shop, which is run by Heaven Scent and is a great space to relax with a cuppa after a hard afternoon’s cultural entertainment.
Fire Station Creative
St. Margaret’s Cave
For even more inspiration, check out Visit Dunfermline’s website, or log on to Visit Scotland’s dedicated pages for the town.