From high quality football via crazy golf, tenpin bowling, cinema complexes, ballet, live music, stand-up comedy and more, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained during your stay in Dunfermline.
Entertainment in Dunfermline
Dunfermline Athletic FC
Founded in 1885, Dunfermline Athletic FC is one of the oldest Scottish football clubs. They enjoyed a prolonged period of success in the 60s when they won the Scottish Cup – reaching the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1968 – and another in the early noughties when they reached three cup finals in 2004, 2006 and 2007. Notable ex-players include Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes and ex-manager Jock Stein.
The club plays their home games at the 11,480-capacity East End Park stadium, located on the eastern edge of the town centre and just a short drive from our Dunfermline hotel. They currently compete in the Scottish Championships, the second tier of Scottish football.
Dunfermline Athletic FC
Built in the 1920s, the Alhambra Theatre is the main arts and theatre venue in Dunfermline, putting on a wide range of events including musicals, live music, stand-up comedy, ballet, opera, family shows and more. Big names to have appeared on the stage include Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Paulo Nutini, KT Tunstall, the Moscow Ballet and Ocean Colour Scene.
The theatre has a flexible capacity ranging from 250 to more than 2,000, with a range of seating options, including some stunning Royal Boxes that have indeed welcomed royalty on several occasions. The theatre is located in the middle of Dunfermline and is just a short walk from the train station on Canmore Street.
Fife Leisure Park
Boasting a cinema, adventure golf, health club, bowling alley and several restaurants, cafés and bars, Fire Leisure Park is a true one-stop entertainment destination.
Situated several miles east of Dunfermline, the park is packed with fun activities including a 10-screen Odeon cinema, bingo, 18-hole crazy golf, Hollywood Bowl, a sprawling Dobbie’s Garden World and the largest Bannatyne health club in Scotland. As well as being handily located just off the M90 and in the same complex as our Dunfermline hotel, the leisure park has over 1,500 free car park spaces and more than a dozen food and drink outlets, including several pubs, Chiquito, Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Bella Italia and more.