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Dunfermline

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Dunfermline is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground 3mi from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. The 2011 census recorded the town's population at 49,706, however figures released in 2012 estimate Dunfermline's population as 50,380, making it the largest locality in Fife and the tenth largest in Scotland.The earliest known settlements in the area around Dunfermline probably date as far back as the Neolithic period. The area was not regionally significant until at least the Bronze Age. The town was first recorded in the 11th century, with the marriage of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, and Saint Margaret at the church in Dunfermline. As his Queen consort, Margaret established a new church dedicated to the Holy Trinity, which evolved into an Abbey under their son, David I in 1128. Following the burial of Alexander I in 1160, the abbey graveyard confirmed its status as the burial place of Scotland's kings and queens up to and including Robert The Bruce in 1329.The town is a major service centre for west Fife. Dunfermline retains much of its historic significance, as well as providing facilities for leisure. Employment is focused in the service sector, with the largest employer being Sky UK. Other large employers in the area include Amazon (on-line retailer), Best Western (hotels), CR Smith (windows manufacturing), FMC Technologies (offshore energy), Lloyds and Nationwide (both financial services).
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Park
Pittencrieff Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Auto Race Track
Knockhill Racing Circuit
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Dunfermline

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Monument
The Kelpies & The Helix Falkirk
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Scone Palace Perth
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Falkirk Wheel Falkirk
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Dunfermline

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Spa
Spas
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Pier / Boardwalk
The Harbours of Limekilns Limekilns
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Lathalmond Railway Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Dunfermline

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Golf Course
Pitreavie Dunfermline Golf Club
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Canmore Golf Club
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Dunfermline Golf Club
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Dunfermline

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Art Gallery
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Convention Center
The Vine Conference Centre
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Doune Castle Doune
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Discovery Point Dundee
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Monument
National Wallace Monument Stirling
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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