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Address: 13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01383 733 266
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Sadly now closed after 20 years of community run use.

Disgusting that the most historic building in Dunfermline and one of the best in Scotland should have closed its doors on the 15th of August, while Fife council build a modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had marked this as poor...its now closed. Food wasn't great, neither was service. On reflection this expereince was in line with the indictaion that the centre was not going to continue to be open so possibly no buy in from staff at that point.

Thank Duloch D
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Disgusting that the most historic building in Dunfermline and one of the best in Scotland should have closed its doors on the 15th of August, while Fife council build a modern museum and cafe next door!

Thank Slippery-Jim
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is an interesting house and it has a lovely coffee bar and cafe. You can eat in the gardens with a view of Dunfermline Abbey. It is also useful for a toilet visit after a trip to the palace which has no facilities.

Thank Jan T
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Shame it's just closed. A historic house close to Abbey. Used to sell good food and offer an interesting overview of key historical aspects of this great town. Hopefully the house will reopen soon.

Thank Kirsten H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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825 reviews
461 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in the Town today and tried to visit and found the "Closed Now" notice on the door. We looked at the official website, see link below, and unless we missed it, there is no indication that the building had closed. Please amend the site for others. We should have looked at the TripAdvisor reviews in advance, then it... More 

Thank bsandrs
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Apparently the House is in danger of being closed so if you intend to visit do so soon. A large interesting house backing onto the Abbey grounds. A lovely little garden courtyard out the back where you can enjoy a good cup of freshly brewed coffee and snacks. Very interesting video presentation giving a good history of the abbey and... More 

Thank CALVINScotland
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is rather sad that a closure notice has appeared in the local press the cafe is a very popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike .The house itself is an important draw for tourists and I can only hope that when it reverts back to the Council and the Carnegie Trust it will be up and running again... More 

Thank craigluscar
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Smashing wee gem of a place,with lovely cafe and gardens,but apparently Council is closing in the next few weeks,with uncertainty over fate of this beautiful building. Visit now before its too late.

Thank smirnoffLass
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Abbot House is about to close so sneak in a visit and learn more about the place of Dunfermline in Scotlsnd's history - or buy some of the ale from the gift shop. This is free entry and has s cafe and garden but also gives fantastic views of Dunfermline Abbey.

Thank Lynne M
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On the site of a brew house still brewing excellent beer today. On our visit a live band was playing in the garden area trying to get funds for the Abbots House to pay off debts and pay staff. Well worth a visit and take home some bottles of beer

Thank Weerux

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