7/7A Dunfermline – Leven

Dunfermline - Leven

The 7 and 7A connect Dunfermline with Leven, offering views of Dunfermline Abbey, Andrew Carnegie's birthplace, the rugged coastline, Aberdour Castle, MacDuff's castle and caves, and the beautiful village of Leven.


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hours 25 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 30 minutes

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Journey fact:

From the reign of King Malcolm III and Queen Margaret in the mid-11th century, Dunfermline became the seat of power and capital of Scotland. The town remained the nation's capital until the brutal murder of James I in Perth in 1437, when administrative power and capital status were passed to Edinburgh.

Journey Overview

If it’s unforgettable coastlines that tickle your fancy, then there’s no better than this route. Straddling Fife’s glistening but sometimes rugged southern coastline, the 7 and 7A connect the ancient Capital City, Dunfermline with Leven, the gateway to East Neuk and its convivial fishing villages.

Dunfermline Abbey and Andrew Carnegie’s birthplace set the scene for the journey to follow as the silver sands and coastal beauty alternates with history and tales of folklore, Aberdour Castle and its expansive views across the River Forth to Edinburgh, then MacDuff’s castle and caves nearby before landing in Leven for Silverburn Park and the beautiful village.

Gateway to the 7 and 7A:

Get a megabus service to Edinburgh then the X55 from Edinburgh to Dunfermline.

A Fab Day Out!

The 7A bus route from Dunfermline to Leven in Scotland is a picturesque journey that showcases the best of Fife’s countryside and coastline, passing through charming towns and villages, rolling hills, and stunning coastal views. The route also includes stops at some of the most interesting and historic sites in the region, including Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, and Dysart Harbour.

Starting in Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, passengers can explore the historic Dunfermline Abbey, before being treated to stunning views of the surrounding countryside, including the rolling hills and picturesque villages that dot the landscape.

The bus then arrives in the charming town of Dalgety Bay, where visitors can explore the beautiful Dalgety Bay Nature Reserve, a popular park that is home to a range of wildlife and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The route passes through the charming town of Aberdour, where visitors can explore the stunning Aberdour Castle and Gardens, a 14th-century castle that boasts beautiful gardens and stunning views of the Firth of Forth.

As the bus passes through Kirkcaldy, passengers can explore the town’s rich history and culture, including the Kirkcaldy Galleries, a museum and art gallery that showcases the town’s history and artistic heritage.

The route then takes passengers to Dysart Harbour, a charming fishing village that boasts a beautiful harbour and stunning coastal views. Visitors can explore the historic Dysart Tolbooth, a 17th-century building that now serves as a visitor centre, or take a stroll along the harbour and enjoy the fresh sea air. Finally, the bus arrives in Leven, a bustling coastal town that is home to some of the best beaches in Scotland.

In Leven, visitors can explore the beautiful Letham Glen, a popular park that is home to a range of wildlife and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The town also boasts a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

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Dunfermline, Bus Station (Stance 12)

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