The City of Dunfermline – a place of history, music, design and creativity


The Fife town of Dunfermline is the creative home to the graphic designers and web designers of the twohundredby200 design studio.

We are often asked many questions about our town by clients and followers alike so as such we have put together a few facts about the area. This is not a full historical record of the town but just a little taster as after all, we are just a bunch of designers and not mud covered members of the Time Team.

Dunfermline – rich in history

Dunfermline’s recorded history stretches back to the 11tth century and is the birthplace of seven kings (including Charles I), an empress, a queen and four princes. It is also the final resting place of nine kings, five queens, six princes and two princesses and is best known today as the birthplace of entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

Dunfermline –  a place of music

Music has always been important to the people of the town with many internationally known acts such as Nazareth, The Skids and Big Country hailing from  “The Auld Grey Toun”. Live music is a feature of many of the town’s pubs with many venues championing up and coming Scottish bands and solo artists.

Dunfermline – something for everyone

abbeyThe most notable landmark of the town and the one which defines the town’s skyline is without doubt the Dunfermline Abbey and Palace. This imposing structure is one of the best examples of Scoto-Norman monastic architecture in Scotland and one of the country’s most important cultural sites.

The Abbey and the Palace ruins are one of the locations you should visit while in Dunfermline but beware of the hungry peacocks that stroll around the grounds. The area surrounding the Abbey has other visitor attractions as well such as Abbot House, the Alhambra Theatre and Pittencrieff Park which was gifted to the people of Dunfermline by Andrew Carnegie.

Dunfermline has a lively nightlife with dozens of drinking establishments and restaurants scattered throughout the centre of the town so visitors to the town are well catered for no matter their tastes. The local theatre, The Alhambra, regularly plays host to many top comedians, touring musicals and recording artists.

Designers, photographers, artists, musicians… a true creative community

The creativity of the people of Dunfermline doesn’t stop at music. The town is home not only to twohundredby200 but to many other graphic designers, web developers, illustrators and photographers each creating fantastic work . There are regular exhibitions at various locations around the town featuring  the often amazing output of these local creatives.

Find out more about Dunfermline

If you would like to learn more about the town we call home please visit the following websites

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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