Dunfermline is Fife’s largest population center, and its noble history is centered on Dunfermline Abbey, founded in the 12th century by David I as a Benedictine monastery. What is left of the abbey is the ruins of the three tiered refectory building, and the nave of the church with its beautiful Romanesque and Gothic windows. Next to the refectory, Dunfermline Palace, once the abbey’s guesthouse, was converted for James VI. Below it stretches the expansive Pittencrieff Park. The most popular place to eat in Dunfermline is at Fresh, which offers great sandwiches and coffee as well as wine, internet access, a book exchange, and art gallery.