The ancient capital of Scotland, Dunfermline, is drenched in history and is home to some of the country's top historical attractions. The town is also associated with a number of famous people from history; Robert the Bruce was laid to rest here while Andrew Carnegie, the famous industrialist and philanthropist who lived in America in his later life, was born in the town. Dunfermline is a great UK holiday destination, with a wealth of local attractions as well as access to Edinburgh in around 30 minutes, and the scenic towns and villages of the East Neuk area within driving distance.
With such a proud heritage, Dunfermline has a number of historical attractions, such as the 15th century Abbot House, Aberdour Castle, dating back to the 1200s and Falkland Palace, used as a royal residence from the time of the Stewarts. More contemporary, family attractions include Scotland's National Aquarium while must-see attractions just outside the town include the picturesque village of Culcross and the beautiful countryside of Lochore Meadows.
The home of the local football team, Dunfermline Athletic Football Club, is located on the outskirts of the town while a variety of other sports are also catered for. Outdoor sports and activities can be found on the region's many golf courses and, walking paths and the local jet-ski centre while a leisure centre features swimming pools and facilities for a range of other indoor sports.
Dunfermline was a thriving centre of industry for centuries, manufacturing goods such as textiles and machinery. While light industry still plays a role in the local economy today, more prominent industries include finance, education and services.