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New Homes in Dunfermline

Sitting in Scotland on the Firth of Forth’s northern coast, Dunfermline is a popular town in Fife. Edinburgh and its airport are nearby, while South Queensferry is just on the other side of the Forth Bridge. With Stirling around 40 minutes to the west, you can get to Glasgow in around 50 minutes by car too.


From taking the family on a day out to a coastal spot like Dalgety Bay, visiting the old palace on the outskirts, or seeing other historical sights in town; you can explore our developments near Dunfermline below. 

Living in Dunfermline

With the Firth of Forth one way and an array of lochs, reservoirs, hills and valleys the other, Dunfermline is a fantastic place to live if you love being close to nature. It’s also a great place to buy a new home when you take advantage of one of our latest offers. Our Movemaker scheme is just one of those, and could save you thousands of pounds in estate agent fees if you have an existing home to sell as part of your move. 

Things to see and do in Dunfermline

A town with lots of green spaces in and around its centre, spots like Dunfermline Public Park, Pittencrieff Park and Rex Park are all perfect for gentle strolls. With a number of interesting cultural attractions in the heart of town, including Dunfermline Abbey, the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, those open spaces get bigger and better the further away from the centre you go. 

From walks along the nearby firth to trips east along the coast, you’ll also find a selection of impressive golf courses before reaching beauty spots like the Lochore Meadows and Loch Leven. With everything from RSPB sites to heritage trails, country parks and racing circuits close to town, Dunfermline has something to offer every member of the family. 


When it comes to your younger family members, the town has a wide selection of schools to choose between. Options for little ones include Pittencrieff Primary, St Margaret’s RC Primary, Commercial Primary and St Leonard’s Primary. Dunfermline High School, Queen Anne High School, Woodmill High School and St Columba’s RC High School are the four main secondary options close to the centre of town. 

Transport links in Dunfermline

Dunfermline is just to the west of the M90 motorway, which you can use to drive south over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh in 40 minutes. It’s only 10 minutes more than that to get to Glasgow heading south west, while places like Alloa, Stirling and Falkirk are around half an hour’s drive away. 

The town also has two train stations you can use to get around, Dunfermline Town and Dunfermline Queen Margaret. The fastest services to Edinburgh take less than 40 minutes, while it’s an hour and 10 minutes to get to Glasgow. 

The Dunfermline property market

You can usually find a wide selection of houses available in the local area, with lots of new properties coming to market all the time. If you’re interested in buying a new home in Dunfermline, don’t forget to check out if you can benefit from one of our offers and schemes, something we can help you with when you get in touch.


Help to Buy Dunfermline

In Dunfermline you can take advantage of Help to Buy Scotland if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy Scotland page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.