West Fife is linked to Edinburgh and the Lothians by the two Forth Bridges. While the coastline here is largely industrial, the area has been sensitively developed and there are many scenic and historical attractions to explore. Dunfermline was Scotland’s capital until 1603. Built on a hill, the town is dominated by the abbey and ruined palace at the top. You’ll find several seaside holiday centres here with excellent beaches, watersports, golf and sailing, and access to the Fife Coastal Path, a 50-mile, way-marked walking trail.