"Dunfermline: Walking Through Scottish History" Dunfermline by Tom_Fields
Dunfermline Travel Guide: 130 reviews and 283 photos
This is one of Scotland's most historic towns. Once the capital of Scotland, it is famous for its medieval abbey, ruined palace, and the Abbot's House museum. It is also the birthplace of the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
Dunfermline is only a short rail journey from Edinburgh. It is an excellent day outing.
The river here makes a sharp bend around a hill, creating a natural defensive strong point. Like Durham and Shrewsbury in England, the town began as a fort. The name comes from old Gaelic, and means a bend in the river.
- Pros:Centuries of history
- In a nutshell:While staying in Edinburgh, come check it out
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