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Dunfermline

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Dec 15, 2021

Dunfermline (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phàrlain, Scots: Dunfaurlin) is a historic town in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. It is the ancient capital of Scotland, and the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie – at one time the richest man in the world. Dunfermline Abbey is the burial place of Robert The Bruce, while Pittencrieff Park (known locally as The Glen) is one of the most attractive parks in Scotland .

Dunfermline Abbey from Pittencrieff Park

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Edinburgh Airport has good flight connections across Europe and UK and within Scotland. A direct bus runs from airport stop G across the old Forth Road Bridge to Inverkeithing (for the train) and Halbeath (for the local bus). This is the Stagecoach Jet 747 which takes 30 min and costs £7.50 single and £14 for a return within 28 days. It runs daily 24 hours, every 20 mins daytime.

Dunfermline has two railway stations: 56.0682-3.45211 Dunfermline Town is in town centre and 56.0803-3.42141 Dunfermline Queen Margaret is northeast, near Queen Margaret Hospital. From Edinburgh take the Fife Loop Train to Inverkeithing and Dunfermline, running every 30 mins. This continues clockwise inland to Glenrothes with Thornton, returns to the coast at Kirkcaldy then loops back to Inverkeithing and Edinburgh. Don’t be on the anti-clockwise train, which follows the coast from Inverkeithing to Kirkcaldy before looping back via Glenrothes with Thornton to Dunfermline.

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