Fab Things To Do & Places To Visit
There's so much to do in our little city
Affectionately known to locals as 'The Glen', Pittencrieff Park has been delighting visitors since its was gifted to the people of Dunfermline in 1903 by Steel Magnate and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In fact the Louise Gates just next to our main entrance are named after his wife. It's the perfect place for a stroll and feed the almost tame squirrels. There are fantastic views of the bridges, rare plants and trees, a play park and if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of the resident peacocks in all their glory!
Steeped in Scottish Music history..
Dunfermline has a long attachment to live music and you'll find plenty on offer across the city any given evening. From visiting touring bands to local talent there's a great night out to be had!
We're surrounded by original filming locations!
The Kingdom of Fife is a favourite filming location for the popular Amazon Prime period drama and avid fans have been flocking to our area since Series One hit the screens. With Culross (Cranesmuir), Aberdour Castle (Benedictine Monastery, Abbey Ste Anne de Beaupre) and Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) plus some real Pictish standing stones (The Tuilyies Standing Stones) all within a stone's throw The City Hotel is your ideal fan location!
Walk through the ages
Winner of the Best Building in Scotland 2017, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries is just around the corner from the hotel and a must visit.
This spectacular £12.4million building links superbly with the world’s first Carnegie Library and houses a new museum, exhibition galleries, local history Reading Room and a new children’s library with stunning views over the landscaped garden to Dunfermline Abbey and the Heritage Quarter.
As one of Scotland’s former ancient capitals, Dunfermline has both a remarkable royal history and an impressive industrial heritage and its past is brought to life in the new museum with fascinating stories retold through a series of special films, inspiring interviews, engaging computer games and, of course, unique collections.
Perfect for people who love the outdoors
Not only is Dunfermline a fantastic small city to wander in it's also centrally located for some of Scotlands top sporting events.
A short drive from glorious Gleneagles and the Home of Golf, St Andrews, you can easily fit a bucket-list round in under par before heading to the 19th Hole. For fans of speed Knockhill Racing Circuit hosts championship racing and car shows throughout the year and we can't discuss sport without a mention for Scottish Rugby. We're the perfect place to stay if you're heading to Murrayfield Rugby Ground to support your team.
If you prefer a more leisurely pace there are fantastic walking and cycling routes taking in breath taking scenery and world heritage sites right on our doorstep.