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Andrew Carnegie Museum

Andrew Carnegie Museum

Dunfermline

Welcome to the BBC Edinburgh, Fife and East Scotland page for Dunfermline. Here you'll find information specific to the burgh. The content on this page can be added to by you.

Things to do

When was the last time you visited the theatre? Carnegie Hall hosts a variety of plays, musicals and films all year round, including a festive pantomime.

To support local musical talent, everyone can get involved in the Fife Festival of Music. It hits Dunfermline, each year, over late January and early February.

If local history is your thing, head to the Royal Palace ruins, adjacent to the Abbey, where you can take guided tour of the former royal residence.

For petrol based entertainment, Knockhill racing circuit can't be rivalled. Major motor racing events take place here, and a range of driving courses are on offer.

In summer, Saint Margaret’s Cave opens to visitors. Take 86 steps down to a subterranean world and learn more about former resident, Queen Margaret.

Do you have a fresh idea for something to do? Let us know and we'll update the page accordingly.

Get away from it all

Brush up on your local history knowledge with a visit to the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, King Malcolm III and Queen Margaret: Dunfermline Abbey.

Celebrate the life of Dunfermline born steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, who was once the world’s richest man, at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

For the more intrepid, there’s Craigluscar Activities, which provide excellent outdoor fun, by way of hovercrafts, quad bikes and all terrain vehicles.

Do you or have you ever wanted to go waterskiing? If yes, take a trip to Townhill Country Park. It also boasts woodland walks, sports fields and an adventure park.

If you're after a family friendly get away, try Pittencrief Park. Here you'll find a children’s farm, nature trails, scenic parkland, history exhibits and a cafe.

The Dunfermline Museum and the Abbot House Heritage Centre offer an insight into the community’s arts and crafts, and weaving and linen traditions.

The town of Culross makes for an excellent day trip. The Abbey, Palace and Town House have all been lovingly restored as a fine example of 17th Century Scotland.

Have we missed the best thing about Dunfermline? Do you know a great place or upcoming event?

last updated: 13/03/2009 at 13:00
created: 04/04/2008

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