Abbot House Heritage Centre
Abbot House, Maygate
Dunfermline KY12 7NE
Abbot House Heritage Centre is a charity, dedicated to protecting and preserving the fabric of this atmospheric medieval building, and helping our visitors to learn about Dunfermline's early and medieval past through the exploration of our collections. Sited within a beautiful walled garden, and featuring heritage displays and a replica 17th century brew house.
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Dunfermline KY12 7PL
In 1895 the Birthplace Cottage was bought as a surprise 60th birthday present for Andrew Carnegie by his wife Louise and then let out to tenants. With the creation of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust in 1903, a caretaker was installed and in 1908 it was first opened to the public. Collections: Strong social historic artefacts that reflect past local crafts and trades including cloth making. A series of gifts presented to Andrew Carnegie in return for his generous donations.
Newport-on-Tay DD6 8SB
The ruins of Balmerino Abbey are a fine example of a 13th century Cistercian monastery, which became a dwelling house of the lords Balmerino after secularisation in 1603. Connected with the Abbey are historical figures such as William the Lion, Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots and even Bonnie Prince Charlie. The abbey is situated in the award winning hamlet of Balmerino where examples of medieval farm buildings can be seen.
Culross Palace Townhouse & Study
Culross Palace, Culross
Dunfermline KY12 8JH
Everywhere you look in Culross you're surrounded by the past. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the calls of medieval street vendors selling their wares and the clang of hammers on metal as the Hammermen of Culross fashioned the famous girdles.
Dunfermline KY12 7PE
The Abbey, whose foundation goes back to 1072, was built by King David I of Scotland in honour of his mother the saintly Queen Margaret.
Dunfermline City Chambers
City Chambers, Kirkgate
Dunfermline KY12 7ND
Information is available on request about the history of the City Chambers, as well as the works of art housed within the building. Magnificent works of religous fairy painter Sir Joseph Noel Paton and impressive portraits displaying great figures of Scottish history.
Falkland Palace, Garden & Old Burgh
Falkland Palace, Falkland
Cupar KY15 7BU
The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country residence of Stuart kings and queens when they hunted deer and wild boar in the Fife forest. Mary, Queen of Scots spent some of the happiest days of her tragic life here.
Fife Folk Museum
High Street, Ceres
Nr Cupar KY15 5NF
The Fife Folk Museum's collections are housed in beautiful, listed buildings, including the original tollbooth and adjacent weavers' cottages. Ceres itself is a charming village with a communal green and a burn running through its centre.
Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden
Cupar KY15 5PB
The present house was remodelled in 1906 by Sir Robert Lorimer for Mr F B Sharp to form a suitable setting for his notable collection which includes French, Chippendale-style and vernacular furniture, Dutch paintings and pictures by Raeburn and Ramsay, Flemish tapestries and Chinese porcelain and bronzes. The interior is very much in the Edwardian fashion.
Kellie Castle & Garden
Pittenweem KY10 2RF
Kellie Castle is a very fine example of the domestic architecture of Lowland Scotland. The oldest part is believed to date from 1360, but the building in its present form is mainly 16th- and early 17th-century and was completed about 1606.
Scotland's Secret Bunker
Crown Buildings, Troywood
Nr St Andrews KY16 8QH
For 40 years Scotland kept a secret. Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse lies Scotland's Secret Bunker. We invite you to take the journey down the 450 foot tunnel and through the blast doors to discover the secrets of the bunker, which was built to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack.
Scottish Fisheries Museum
St Ayles, Harbourhead
Anstruther KY10 3AB
The Scottish Fisheries Museum, housed in a range of historic buildings on Anstruther's harbour front, tells the story of Scotland's fishing industry, and the people who took part in it, from the earliest times to the present. Our library and archive, containing much of interest to family historians and researchers into the industry, are open by appointment.
St Andrews Cathedral & St Rule's Tower - Historic Scotland
St Andrews Cathedral And St Rule's Tower
St Andrews G1 4ER
The remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, and of the associated domestic ranges of the priory. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved.
St Margaret's Cave
Glen Bridge Car Park, Chalmers Street
Dunfermline KY12 8DF
Queen Margaret came here to pray over 900 years ago. Then there was only a wooded path by a stream at the bottom of the valley with a short climb up to the small cave. Now there's a tunnel with 87 steps leading deep underground. When you descend into the earth, with the haunting sound of monks singing, you can feel the weight of centuries of Dunfermline's history.