Dunfermline AreaDunfermline roof-tops seen from the Abbey grounds.
The Western part of Fife is not the most attractive area in Scotland being an area that used to be dominated by coal mining and other related industry but accommodation in the area in convenient for access to Edinburgh, the Knockhill race track is a draw for petrol-heads, the Palace and Abbey in Dunfermline is a major attraction and Aberdour is an attractive village to visit.
There are two minor museums recommended in the Dunfermline area, Burntisland linked below and The Dunfermline District Museum
There are three significant Ancient castles in the Dunfermline area with links below.
As the burial location for a number of old Scottish Kings, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is an important Scottish Heritage site. The other abbey linked below is actually on an island in the middle of the Firth of Forth that can be visited via boat trips that leave from South Queensferry. This is a greatly recommended trip as you set forth by sailing under both the Forth bridges which is quite awe inspiring.
The biggest tourist attraction of this area is Scotlands main car racing circuit at Knockhill. You can hire racing cars and there are other events organised to amuse both young and old.