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Dunfermline

New homes in Dunfermline

Dunfermline is an interesting city, with heritage and history behind it. It has recently been granted city status and is the largest place in Fife - and still growing. Dunfermline is the main shopping and service centre for the county, and it’s on the main route across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh. These credentials make it an ideal choice for a new home, for professional life and commuting, for bringing up a family, and for enjoying the advantages of the city, the coast, and the highlands.

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Living in Dunfermline

Travel and transport

Dunfermline is on the route of the M90 after it crosses the Firth of Forth at Queensferry. It heads on up to Perth, becoming the A9, before continuing to Inverness, and ultimately Thurso. It’s 18 miles to central Edinburgh, taking around 45 minutes by car, or an average of 35 minutes by train to Edinburgh Waverley Station. Dunfermline is 24 miles east of Stirling, and 15 miles west of Kirkcaldy, with good A roads linking the two. Edinburgh Airport is only 15 miles away.

Local information

The city enjoys popular status as a commuter town for Edinburgh. There are some key employers in Dunfermline too, including Sky UK, Amazon, Lloyds, and Nationwide. Its amenities include the shops, cafés, and restaurants of the Heritage Quarter surrounding the Abbey, the open space of Pittencrieff Park and Dunfermline Public Park, the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, the Carnegie Leisure Centre, and the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. The edge-of-city retail centres, Carnegie Drive Retail Park, and Halbeath Retail Park add further shopping options. The Fife Leisure Park includes a large cinema, a health club, a bowling alley, and plenty of places to eat out. 

 

Local schools

For schools and learning, there are four secondary schools and fourteen primary schools in Dunfermline. Fife College provides further education, with its campus in the Halbeath area.