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History and heritage

Dunfermline abbey If you love history then you have arrived in the right place.

The Forth is closely associated with kings and queens and Dunfermline was Scotland's ancient capital. Mary Queen of Scots loved the area and King Robert the Bruce is buried at Dunfermline Abbey. Queensferry was named because it brought the Queen from Dunfermline to Edinburgh.

South Queensferry itself has officially been a royal burgh since 1636 and you can explore the local history at Queensferry Museum.

One of Scotland's most iconic landmarks is right in front of you – the Forth Bridge was the world's first major steel bridge when it was completed in 1890. It is hoped it will be designated as a world heritage site.

There are lots of palaces and castles to visit as well as many museums – lots of buildings have a tale to tell!

Famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born here and you can visit his birthplace museum in Dunfermline.

And of course any keen golfers know that St Andrews and the surrounding areas tell the story of the history of golf. You can visit the golf museum in St Andrews or play a round – nearly every course has its own story.

Why not take a look at our activities guide to find out more information?