Dunfermline is one of the most desirable places to live in Scotland. It caught a lucky break being connected to Edinburgh and East Lothian via the Forth Road Bridge in 1964 - and has grown from there. In fact, Dunfermline was given official city status as part of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II.

Aside from royal assent, a new build in Dunfermline brings you a choice of good schools, generous public parks and the Leisure Park complex. It has a theatre and the Carnegie Hall for live performances, and as the former capital of Scotland, has the historic Abbey and Abbot House at its heart. As you'd expect from a vibrant city, the streets are packed with shops, restaurants and bars as well as shopping centres and out of town retail parks. It's an easy commute to Edinburgh, by car, bus and train, and is well connected to the coast and Highlands. If you're looking at new housing developments, Dunfermline has it all.

Living in Dunfermline

Your new home, well connected by road, rail and air

Your new house in Dunfermline well connected with the A/M90 weaving south into the city of Edinburgh - around 17 miles away or 40 minutes by car. There are two trains to Edinburgh each hour from your Dunfermline home taking around 35 minutes to Waverley Station. Glasgow is an easy drive west along the A985, then south along the M80 through Cumbernauld (25 miles) and onto Glasgow (42 miles). Your new build in Dunfermline is 24 miles east of Stirling, and 15 miles west of Kirkcaldy, with good A-roads linking the two. You may well decide to stay in Scotland and head north into the Highlands for a change of scenery and a skiing trip, but for an overseas adventure or a domestic flight, Edinburgh Airport is only 15 miles away.

Every day is a school day

Your new home in Dunfermline is spoilt for choice with schools and learning. There are 14 primary schools in the city and a further four secondary schools - giving you a good choice of faith and SEN options.  Fife College provides further education with its campus in the Halbeath area. If you'd like to feed enquiring minds, the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries can oblige.

Lots to keep you busy in Dunfermline

As a small city, Dunfermline has attracted lots of investment from companies looking to be close to Edinburgh, but without the traffic and cost of being in the city. Your new home in Dunfermline has employment, entertainment and lots of shopping. Relax at the cafés and restaurants of the Heritage Quarter surrounding the Abbey or the open space of Pittencrieff Park and Dunfermline Public Park.

If you want to shop for fashion, the Kingsgate Shopping Centre has all the high street brands you need, plus the retail centres on the outskirts, Carnegie Drive Retail Park and Halbeath Retail Park make it easy to park up and run in for easy shopping. From your new build in Dunfermline, you can enjoy leisure and entertainment with the Fife Leisure Park's large cinema, a health club, a bowling alley and plenty of places to eat out. 

New build homes for sale in Dunfermline

Persimmon Homes has a number of new 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed houses available in Dunfermline and new builds in Fife including new homes in Kirkcaldy and Markinch. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…