Dunfermline – history, comic book heroes and a mean lasagne!

Dunfermline – history, comic book heroes and a mean lasagne!

An informative and fun Scottish travel blog, showcasing the best of Scotland.

A mere 24 hours after returning home from a wonderful adventure in NYC, we were back on the road exploring Scotland with the hairy-faced, Wee White Dug – hooray.

This time our travels took us to the fascinating, historic town of Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife.  Dunfermline has been on my must revisit list for a very long time.  It’s a short hop from Edinburgh, yet I haven’t visited since I was a fresh-faced history student in the 1990s.  The medieval ruins and rich history are what originally drew me to the town, and they’re what lured me back some 20 odd years later!

First things first though – coffee.  Jet lag, and having just spent six crazy days in the Big Apple meant caffeine would be essential to prevent our heavy eyelids from winning a battle for sleep.  We met up with Thomas from Visit Dunfermline and Colin, a talented comic book creator and photographer (our guide for the morning) at Cafe Fresh in the hub of the town’s historic centre.

It was nice to drink coffee outside, in the cool Scottish air without fear of melting in 90-degree heat.

En-route to admire magnificent, medieval ruins we popped into a fab, wee dog friendly shop called Little Shop of Heroes….