Your Move Dunfermline Local Area Guide

How is the Dunfermline property market performing?

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Average sales price in Dunfermline

Based on the advertised sales prices for properties for sale by Your Move Dunfermline in the last 12 months from today's date.
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Average rental price in Dunfermline

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Why live in Dunfermline?

We have found properties throughout all price ranges, which have a "move-in condition" look, have achieved their maximum price with good prices being achieved. From flats to ex local authority, 2/3 bedroom terraced/semi detached up to large detached. Please call us to have a discussion about how to present your property to obtain its maximum potential.



The Royal Burgh of Dunfermline represents the historical and ancient capital of Scotland. Dunfermline City offers schooling at all levels. A wide selection of high street shopping is available within the shopping precinct, with further local shopping dispersed throughout the city. Dunfermline also provides numerous restaurants, bars, churches, theatres, cinemas, sports facilities and a number of other leisure pursuits. As with the property market the type of resident within Dunfermline is just as diverse, due to the wide range of properties which are always available. Our buyers have never been specific to age or profession. However they are becoming more discerning and their buying choice is definitely influenced by the presentation of the property independent of the asking price. We attract local residents from the town itself, surrounding towns & villages, not forgetting it's only a 20 minute train journey to Scotland's capital.


History and sport

Dunfermline is an ancient Scottish Royal Burgh with a rich and varied past. It is strongly associated with King Malcolm III “Canmore” and his queen Saint Margaret and, during their reign, the town developed as a centre of political power, becoming an important place of residence for Scottish Royalty.

The Benedictine Abbey founded by their son David I in 1128, as a development of the Priory established by Margaret, was an important religious centre and a major landowner throughout the medieval period. The Abbey provides the resting place of many Scottish Kings and Queens.

The abbey guest house was frequently used by royalty and was converted to a palace during the 16th Century. King Charles I was born there in 1600. The palace became obsolete following the Union of the Crowns, but despite the abolition of the Abbey in the Reformation, the Nave continued in use as the parish church.

Linen weaving and coal mining had been carried out in the town and surrounding area since the middle ages, but each expanded rapidly during the 18th and 19th Centuries, developing much of the town as we know it today. Dunfermline Damask linen became famous throughout the world and that industry remained the major industry of the town until the 1920s. Andrew Carnegie, the US steel magnate and philanthropist, was born in the town, the son of a linen weaver. His generosity supported the building of a library, concert hall and swimming pool, all in use today, as well as “The Glen” public park. The opening of a Royal Navy Dockyard in 1909 and the development of the “Garden City” of Rosyth, along with the improved transport links created by the Forth bridges allowed the town to diversify and develop throughout the 20th century. The dockyard played a significant role in supporting the fleet in both world wars and remains an important employer, with the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers constructed there.

Much employment today is in service industries such as distribution, telecommunications and financial services. Dunfermline’s population has increased from under 40000 in 2001 to over 50000 today. It is now within the Edinburgh commuter belt and, served by the spectacular new Queensferry Crossing, is likely to grow further in the years to come.



Dunfermline itself offers a diverse range of properties from 1 bedroom flats to large luxury homes. The town boasts ancient, Edwardian and Victorian buildings. There is also a good selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats within the centre moving to ex-local authority homes ranging from 1930s built to latterly being built in the 1970s. We have a wide range of new builds with many local and national builders having a presence within the town, most of which we have built up good relationships with over the past 30 years


Restaurants and shopping

There is a wide range of large and independent shops available. The town also has a good selection of supermarkets, from Asda, Tesco and Aldi covering different locations throughout the town. We have an indoor shopping centre just off our high street. The town also beefits from having Fife Leisure Park, just as you enter Dunfermline, housing a variety of restaurants and leisure facilities such as the Odeon cinema, Hollywood Bowl and Adventure Golf Island. For the more unusual purchase/gift there are also a range of small boutiques. Dunfermline also offers a good selection of hotels within the town along with a vast selection of restaurants and bars.