Discover Dunfermline Area
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.
Things to do in Dunfermline Area
Blairadam is an enchanting mixed woodland with strong spruce and broadleaf beech woodland. The Glen and Keltyhill trails are the highlights.
The remains of Burleigh Castle are located outside the village of Milnathort, 1.5 miles north of Kinross in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The castle dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and is now located on the A911 road, opposite the 19th-century castle, which has recently been converted into a house.
Abbot House Heritage Centre
The Abbot House is the oldest building in Dunfermline. This building is located in the shadow of the great monastery church in Dunfermline, and its core is dated back to the 16th century. This was a heritage center until August 2015, when it was closed due to the Abbot House Heritage Center Trust's attempt to fail to find other funds.
Admire the towering defensive walls of solid fortifications that were built initially as royal residences. Ravenscraig Castle is a ruined castle in Kirkcaldy that dates back to 1460. The court was an early example of Scottish artillery defense.
Inchcolm Abbey was originally established by David I in 1140. It is the best-preserved monastery complex in Scotland. Before arriving on the island, you can see the privileged location of the monastery from the boat. The medieval stone screen in the bell tower is a rare relic of a medieval church installation, and the 13th-century oil painting is a rare medieval fresco.
Dunfermline Palace and Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey is an ancient monastery of Benedictine monks in the town of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. It is an important historical site: apart from Iona, Dunfermline has the most significant number of royal burials in Caledonia (it is the name given by the Roman Empire to the northern part of Britain).
Lochleven Castle is a ruined castle that stands on an island in Loch Leven, in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland. It was probably built around 1300; it was besieged during the Scottish Wars of Independence (1296-1357). At the end of the 14th century, the castle was granted to William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, and remained in Douglas's hands for three centuries. Today, the castle remains are protected as a Grade A listed monument and are owned by Historic Scotland. It is open to the public in the summer and is accessible by ferry.
Aberdour Castle and Garden
Aberdour Castle is a partially ruined castle in Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. Parts of the castle date back to around 1200, making it one of the two oldest castles in Scotland that can be dated and still standing; the other was Sween Castle in Argyll and Bute, built around the same time.