Welcome to Dunfermline, a town and former Royal Burgh located in Fife, Scotland. The area finds itself on high ground some 3 miles from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth.
It’s the 11th most populous in Scotland, while also being an excellent place to get an Afternoon Tea in Dunfermline. On your next visit, make sure you find time to have a nice spot of lunch. After all, there is never a bad time to indulge in all of your favourite sweet and savoury goodies.
People have likely lived in and around the Dunfermline area since the Neolithic era. However, it was of little significance until at least the Bronze Age.
Records suggest that Dunfermline itself was officially established in the 11th century. During this time, the marriage of Malcolm III, King of Scots, and Saint Margaret took place at the local church.
As his Queen consort, Margaret oversaw the creation of a new church dedicated to the Holy Trinity, which eventually evolved into an Abbey.
Over the course of history, Dunfermline Abbey garnered a reputation for being a prosperous royal mausoleum for the Scottish Crown. Indeed, a total of eighteen royals, including seven Kings, were buried here from 1093 to 1420.
Among them was Robert The Bruce, otherwise known as Robert I, who many consider synonymous with Scotland’s unique identity. Why not soak up more of the rich history and culture of this remarkable area before or after stopping in an Afternoon Tea Dunfermline venue?