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All information has been researched and sourced with suitable attributions made as far as ONFife can identify. If there are any errors, please email DunfermlineTours@gmail.com All content is ©ONFife unless otherwise stated.
If it is raining where can I get shelter?
Dunfermline has many options to keep dry on the unusually inclement days. At the top of the High Street is the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, familiar shops with local traders selling fruit and veg, bread, sweets and soaps often available. The restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels offer food and drink of all sorts. A range of traditional, crafty, modern or themed are all around the town. If you want to stimulate the mind further there’s Fire Station Creative with its regular exhibition changes and cafe, museums and galleries in the heritage quarter and for a full family experience The Ceramic Cafe has a ball pit, ceramics to paint and cakes to eat, a short walk away. All can be found at our partner page.
Where do the tours start?
St Margaret’s Journey is the only tour which has a specific narrative from Stop 1 & 2 which are at St Margaret’s Shrine in the Abbey Graveyard and continues to the end at Stop 17 (St Margaret’s Memorial R C Church). The other tours are able to be dipped into at whatever stop you find near you.
Do I need to have headphones to take the tours?
There are some tours where there is music, speech and sound effects as part of the experience. However, it does not mean you cannot take the tour. For example, St Margaret’s Journey is a full audio tour as you listen into local lass Fiona sharing her love for St Margaret to her visiting friend. But, the transcript of the conversation is on the website stops if you have n’t brought headphones.
Dunfermline’s Soundtrack is definitely better with headphones so you can listen to the bands who have visited the many music venues and hear what we think they played in their sets.
Do I have to do the whole Tour?
The tours are designed to give you control of where and when to use them. You can start at any of the stops, there is no set story, except for St Margaret’s Journey Tour. You can tick the stops on the map as you do them and revisit next time you are in town. Or finish off the tour by looking when you get home.
If I want more information on a subject where can I find it?
Writing these tours revealed a huge amount of information which is online and in nearby museums, libraries and archives. You can find a list of some of the free resources discovered at our Further Information. You can contact us @GoDunfermline on Facebook and Twitter or send us an email DunfermlineTours@gmail.com
How much do the Tours cost?
How can I use the Tours?
You will need a smart device with a web browser like Chrome, Safari, etc. Six of the Tours are on a website. To take the Fantasy Safari Tour or Dunfermline’s Mysteries you will need the (Facebook) Messenger App which can be downloaded from Google Play Store and App Store for free and links to your Facebook account. As long as your device runs a recent version of iOS or Android the website will show. Go to Dunfermline.Tours to get started.
Who paid for this?
Dunfermline is a wonderfully friendly place, we hope you will discover this in the shops, restaurants and other places you visit. Local heritage partners, residents, volunteers and businesses have contributed to these tours because they want visitors and residents to have a great experience and leave with a new sense of pride about Dunfermline’s past, present and future. Please see the list of thank yous and credits for more details.
Where is Dunfermline?
We are just the other side of the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge 🚂Here’s the centre point of the town. Glasgow is under an hour away by 🚙. In 20 minutes we can be at Edinburgh Airport 🛬 and in Edinburgh’s centre in 30 minutes. If you are aware of What3Words map then our Mercat Cross is at: define.memo.poet
How do I get to Dunfermline?
Look at Traveline Scotland.
Did I hear you have a Snapchat Lens?
Yes, we have a wonderful animation showing why North and South Queensferry were named. You need:
- £20 Bank of Scotland note OR Look at Stop 11 on Royal Tour
- Scan the Snapcode below to host the lens for 48 hours
- Select lens and look at £20 note through the lens
What do you see?
What are the other tours about?
Listen to this short audio promotion of the first six tours. We have since added Historic Bruce Street which is a look at one of Dunfermline’s oldest towns. The final tour added – Wellbeing in Pittencrieff Park – is a tribute to the wonderful green space at the bottom of the High Street. Activities to get involved with nature and connecting mind and body.