Museums & Galleries
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museums
Discover the humble birthplace cottage of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Find out how Andrew, born a weaver’s son in Dunfermline, emigrated to America and became the richest man in the world, and one of the most generous philanthropists of all time.
The Memorial Hall adjoining the cottage tells the story of Andrew Carnegie’s lasting legacy which includes internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague, over 2,800 public libraries around the globe, Mount Wilson Observatory in California, and, of course, the Diplodocus Carnegie dinosaur!
Abbot House dates from the 16th century and is a heritage centre located on the Maygate in Dunfermline. It lies in the shadow of Dunfermline's great abbey church, located in a building with a 16th-century core, with a fresco inside the oldest part of the building dating from 1571. That part of Abbot House is also known to have survived the Great Fire of Dunfermline, which destroyed as much as three-quarters of the town in 1624.
Abbot House offers a view of Scotland's history from early beginnings through the 19th century, provided to visitors by guided tour.
East Neuk Fishing Village
Fife's array of towns and villages are full of character! Plus, you can discover them all on foot and soak up the impressive views as you follow the Fife Coastal Path right around the coastline.
From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St Andrews to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and beyond, the region is peppered with incredibly picturesque sea towns and villages, teeming with masses of great outdoor activities and amazing wildlife.
Deep Sea World
Home to the longest underwater tunnel in the UK, Deep Sea World lets you get up close to one of the largest collection of sharks in Europe! This experience will allow you to observe these awesome underwater predators in conditions that are as close as possible to their natural habitat.
Scotland’s National Aquarium use’s natural Scottish seawater from the Firth of Forth, which saves energy and helps the animals by providing essential minerals.
Exhibits change and evolve so do remember what you see today may well be different tomorrow!
The Fife Coastal Tourist Route runs 85 miles around the beautiful north east coast of the Kingdom of Fife and takes you to some of the region’s most attractive corners.
From Fife's famous bridges, passing through historic towns and the picturesque fishing villages with their unspoilt beaches, the Coastal Tourist Route gives a taste of all that Fife has to offer.
Whilst cruising along you will find superb sandy beaches, including Elie, Aberdour and Burntisland.
Walks & Tours
The 'auld grey toun' of Dunfermline is at the heart of Scotland's history and the royal and monastic past dominates the town.
There are a wide number of historical venues to visit such as the royal palace, a 12th century abbey (which is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and the burial site of 11 other Scottish kings and queens). One of Scotland's most impressive medieval interiors and most important royal sites which founded as a priory in about 1080.