Dunfermline is a small town that is found in Fife, in Scotland. This is a beautiful town that is full of history and the name originated from the Celtic word that means crook, bent and a fortified hill. In its great history this town was once the capital of Scotland, and it is a town that any avid traveler or historian needs to visit.
The center of the town has been converted in to a conservation of sorts, and is filled with architectural styles that date back several centuries. Thus, in the conservation area, you can be able to find a Roman church, a Greek building, classical homes and even Oriental cinemas. Dunfermline is therefore, a modern day wonder that needs to be visited by any person looking to see historical sites that are still standing.
A great example, of the Scoto-Normal monastic architecture that still stands to date can be gotten in Dunfermline. The Dunfermline Abbey is still standing although it was destroyed around 1303. However, it has been improved a bit, and it is therefore a great site to behold. In fact, if you are looking to see a few heritage sites, then this town in Scotland can offer a few places that you would simply love. (more...)