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Things to do in Dunfermline

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Beautiful and definitely one to go and see. Dunfermline is rather overlooked these days but as the old capitol of Scotland it has a very rich history. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“A cinema complex surround by all kinds of fast/ modern food outlets to suit all tastes. Check on line for what is showing and times. About 15 minutes away by car and on the outskirts of Dunfermline at the Halbeath Junction.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A magical place, with a fae charm. A place of winding burns (streams), ancient ruins, and hidden treats. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“An absolutely amazing place! Take a bag of peanuts to feed the squirrels whilst walking in the landscaped gardens. Follow the paths up secret steps and past waterfalls under overhanging trees! Perfect for adults and children alike. When you have tired you can take refreshment in the cafe... How to get there: * ScotRail = 10min, * car = 5min, * bike = 15min, * bus = 15min, * walking = 49min”
  • 9 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Alhambra Theatre - Dunfermline's beautifully restored venue for live music, comedy, dance and theatre.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The famous 19th century philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Ancient Abbey in what was once the Capital of Scotland, location where Kings of Scotland were crowned”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Experience the best ten-pin bowling Dunfermline can offer, take a trip to Hollywood Bowl and be bowled over by our 24 state-of-the-art lanes. With fantastic deals on food and drinks, our family-friendly environment is a great place to have fun at any age!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Chic, upbeat & welcoming, Fabric is a unique bar & restaurant which has created its home in the ancient capital city of Dunfermline. Fabric offers an abundance of choice with a wide range of high quality food and drink, brought to the table with an award winning level of service. An extensive A la carte menu is supplemented by Champagne breakfast, lunch & dinner menus, daily chef’s specials and monthly chef’s plates; regionally inspired dishes created from local produce or with local significance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Since it opened in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The restaurant owners daughter is vegan and has clearly helped shape the diverse and delicious vegan menu, making it our number one recommendation for great value and tasty food in Dunfermline. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great fun for children and adults alike - indoor and outdoor for those rainy days.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Khushi’s was the first Indian Restaurant to open in Edinburgh in 1947. The Founder, the late Khushi Mohammed knew that to succeed he needed to produce the best quality and most authentic curries that he could make. At a time when Indian spices and ingredients were impossible to get in Scotland, his spices were imported from the Punjab. Using only the freshest ingredients and years of pioneering Indian food in Scotland he made Khushi’s an Edinburgh institution. His passion continues to make us endeavor to produce the best and has led to exciting new openings of our restaurants on the East Coast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Funded by the Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“J Molloys has a unique live music venue atmosphere. The surrounding of a comforting Irish public house, with a stage and sound system that rival any venue of the same size in the UK. This mix makes for a memorable gigging experience for fans and bands alike”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bowling Alley
“Experience the best ten-pin bowling Dunfermline can offer, take a trip to Hollywood Bowl and be bowled over by our 24 state-of-the-art lanes. With fantastic deals on food and drinks, our family-friendly environment is a great place to have fun at any age!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Chic, upbeat & welcoming, Fabric is a unique bar & restaurant which has created its home in the ancient capital city of Dunfermline. Fabric offers an abundance of choice with a wide range of high quality food and drink, brought to the table with an award winning level of service. An extensive A la carte menu is supplemented by Champagne breakfast, lunch & dinner menus, daily chef’s specials and monthly chef’s plates; regionally inspired dishes created from local produce or with local significance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The restaurant owners daughter is vegan and has clearly helped shape the diverse and delicious vegan menu, making it our number one recommendation for great value and tasty food in Dunfermline. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Khushi’s was the first Indian Restaurant to open in Edinburgh in 1947. The Founder, the late Khushi Mohammed knew that to succeed he needed to produce the best quality and most authentic curries that he could make. At a time when Indian spices and ingredients were impossible to get in Scotland, his spices were imported from the Punjab. Using only the freshest ingredients and years of pioneering Indian food in Scotland he made Khushi’s an Edinburgh institution. His passion continues to make us endeavor to produce the best and has led to exciting new openings of our restaurants on the East Coast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Their self proclaimed aim is to produce a vegan version of all their dishes, and they have a lot of dishes on their menu! They are off to a cracking start with Italian classics such as "meatballs" and spaghetti. Portions are beyond generous, and you might want to take them up on their offer to serve starter sized portions for your mains. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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