Information about Parking in Dunfermline
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Dunfermline was once the capital of Scotland. The city is famous for being the birthplace of James I in 1394, Charles I in 1600, and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1835.
Carnegie's birthplace is nowadays a popular museum, with other historical attractions in the city including the royal palace, the 15th century Abbot House, and the cave in which St Margaret bathed the feet of the poor.
Visitors to the city can also explore shops, restaurants, and award-winning galleries. The area is home to beautiful parks and gardens, and boasts a lively music scene. The Outwith Festival in September is also well worth a visit.
Dunfermline is approximately thirty minutes from Edinburgh and one hour from Glasgow.
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Dunfermline Parking Statistics
4.9 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Dunfermline
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Parking in Dunfermline
Fife Council provides both on and off-street parking for public use throughout Dunfermline. To view a map and charges for each location, you can visit their website.
Below is a list of council-run long stay car parks:
Car park season tickets
Season tickets can be used in any of the long stay car parks across Fife (including the Kirkcaldy Centre, formerly the Postings) and are valid for 3 months.
Kingsgate Shopping Centre Carpark
The Kingsgate Shopping Centre has a car park located in central Dunfermline, a short walk away from the main commercial area of the city and the famous Dunfermline Abbey
Address: KY12 7QU Dunfermline
From £2.00 for 30 mins
to £3.50 All Day
Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat: 07:00 - 19:00
Thu: 07:00 - 20:00
Sun: 10:00 - 18:00
Total Spaces: 711
These Council owned car parks offer dedicated spaces for coaches:
- Glen Bridge Car Park, Dunfermline, KY12 8DQ
- Pittencrieff Car Park, Dunfermline, KY12 8AN
Pittencrieff Park parking
Free parking is available at the park’s main car park, which can be found by the Pittencrieff Street entrance. There is also limited parking inside the park, both behind and to the west of the Glen Pavilion.
Parking in Central Dunfermline
Parking restrictions are in place in Central Dunfermline. Always ensure that you read relevant signage above your parking space to avoid fines.
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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum: Moodie St, Dunfermline KY12 7PL
Visit the original Birthplace Cottage of Andrew Carnegie. Built in the 1770s, the humble cottage has been restored to look as it would have done during Carnegie’s childhood in the 1840s.
This stunning park welcomes over 750,000 visitors each year. Commonly known as ‘The Glen’, Pittencrieff Park is one of Scotland’s most important and popular urban parks.
Abbey Church of Dunfermline, St Margaret St, Dunfermline KY12 7PD, UK
The Abbey Church was opened in 1821. It is now an active parish church as well as the resting place of Robert the Bruce and six other Scottish monarchs.
Dunfermline Abbey: St Margaret St, Dunfermline KY12 7PE
Dunfermline Abbey is one of Scotland’s most important cultural sites. Some of Scotland’s greatest medieval monarchs were laid to rest at Dunfermline Abbey, most notably King Robert The Bruce.
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum: M90 Commerce Park, KY12 0SJ
The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is home to Scotland's premier collection of vintage buses and memorabilia. It is located on a 49-acre site and boasts a display of around 170 vehicles.
Getting to Dunfermline
The main motorway to travel north and south of Dunfermline is the M90.
Trains are managed by Scotrail and connect Dunfermline to the rest of Scotland. Dunfermline train station postcode is KY12 7HT
Local buses are managed by‘StageCoach East Scotland’. For more information and timetables, visit their website.
Disabled Parking in Dunfermline
The Blue Badge scheme is operational in Dunfermline. To search for the disabled car park that is closest to your destination, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There is an electric vehicle charging station available at the Viewfield Terrace Car Park, postcode KY12 7HY.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Is Dunfermline parking free during the pandemic?
According to the local council, parking charges were suspended in April to support key workers during the emergency response to the Covid pandemic. As Scotland entered phase 3 of the recovery route map, services went back to normal.
Do Dunfermline council-run car parks offer Cashless payment options?
Yes, you can access contactless payment options through RingGo available in all of the Council’s charged car parks.
What is the best place to eat in Dunfermline?
Dunfermline has many options when it comes to dining. You will find restaurants serving local cuisine as well as international options such as Italian, Spanish, Indian and Turkish. There are numerous cafes in the town centre, as well as a fantastic selection of pubs.
How long does it take to travel from Dunfermline to Edinburgh?
It takes on average between 30-40 minutes to travel from Dunfermline to Edinburgh either by train or car.
Where can I learn more about Dunfermline’s history?
You can visit the award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. Learn about the town’s fascinating history by visiting one of the many interesting exhibitions that are held on-site throughout the year. You can also download The Footsteps of Kings augmented reality app and bring Dunfermline's history to life on your phone.
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Latest Dunfermline parking reviews
I really liked it when there was a car wash and valet service available though it was a great idea I think there was a market there for it.Celia
great parking and close to high street shopsHeather
Choice of 3 floors, never a problem finding a space. Staff were always helpful whenever a problem arose re advising customers to use the machines etc. Will definately recommend this car park.Ian