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Abbot House Heritage Centre

13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
01383 733 266
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The person who advises that Abbot House is totally disabled friendly on the ground floor has obviously not pushed a chair through their very pitted car park or had to take a run at negotiating the transition strip over the doorway but the real back breaker was making our way to the loo up a steep slope to the outhouse.... More

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not have an enjoyable visit to Abbot House. While we try to make as much of our premises as accessible as possible, as we are based in a medieval building, we are not always able to offer the modern ideal. We appreciate your feedback, however, and will use it to help to continue to offer... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our Grandchildren were fascinated by the stories given by the excellent guide and the adults thoroughly enjoyed the visit too. Well worth a visit.

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit-- thank you for coming to see us, and exploring the history of the House! We hope to see you again soon. More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The history of this building is well laid out for visitors with highly descriptive panels give yourself at least Half an hour to explore the museum upstairs, there is also a gift shop and tea room on the ground floor with beautiful views of the Abbey and Graveyard , on good days spend time in the sun with fresh sandwiches... More

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your enthusiastic review, and for visiting us at Abbot House! Our cakes and scones are made daily by our wonderful chef, who works hard to make sure that they are made from the best local ingredients and taste amazing, too! We hope you'll visit us again soon: our new exhibition, Voices from the Past, opens on Friday, 25... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wonderful hot lunch here after a dog walk round pittencrief park. They allow dogs in ! It's on the dugs n pubs site. I had the "belter" and my wife had a baked potato - both EXCELLENT ! The biggest surprise though was the amazing coffee ... Go elsewhere in Dunfermline and you can't match it. I will be a... More

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of Abbot House. We are glad you found us through Dugs n Pubs, and that you were able to enjoy the lovely park before visiting us. It is a wonderful place for a walk, and a bit of squirrel chasing. We look forward to seeing all three of you often! More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Despite staying in Dunfermline for over 10 years I'm ashamed to say that this was my first visit to the Abbot House cafe. All I can say is I've been missing out. Food was superb and well priced and the best thing is that it's dog friendly. Great to have a place where you can take Dogs in Dunfermline. Keep... More

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us at Abbot House! We are really glad that you and your furry friend enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you both again soon. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Abbot house is a fantastic museum, the gardens are beautiful even at this time of year. Such a peaceful haven in town. The shop has some lovely and unusual items plus beers from the onsite brewery, yum. We had tea an scones in the cafe, which was fantastic.

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us at Abbot House. We are so appreciative of your positive feedback, and hope to see you again very soon! More

Aberdour, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

As the name implies, this was the abbot's house and is well worth visiting. The meals, I believe, are prepared by volunteers and are always enjoyable. I like to have lunch in the delightful garden if the weather is suitable, perhaps with a peacock from the nearby park as a companion, or a pigeon, hoping for crumbs.

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devmchugh, Manager at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us (and our avian friends!) at Abbot House. We are very appreciative of your positive feedback, and glad that you enjoy your visits here. We hope to see you again soon! More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is well worth a visit, it is a very old house and the ground floor is a cafeteria where you can enjoy home made soups and cakes (Yum). The rear of the property opens thru to the Abbey and all at once you feel transported to another century. William Wallace's mum is buried there, I am sure he must... More

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devmchugh, Director at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit to Abbot House and your review here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that you enjoyed exploring our history... and our cakes! We hope to see you again very soon. More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lovingly restored building with some good info and activities for kids - my two girls did an 'archaeology dig' in the summer holidays. Plus my 9yr old had a fab school trip there in Oct. Visited the café and had very delicious homemade soup, roll and cake. Would highly recommend.

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devmchugh, Director at Abbot House Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Abbot House, and for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that your family has enjoyed our activities, both in and out of school! Please do come see us again very soon! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Always a nice place for a light bite or something more substantial. Food is well chosen with excellent home baking and coffee. Can be a little noisy if busy or children around but often it is a quiet and relaxing venue. Pity that the decision to use a minor entrance has detracted from the more attractive former main access.

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Management response:

Thank you for your visit to Abbot House, and for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry that the use of the shop door as an entrance lessened your enjoyment of your visit: after some restoration work on the internal plasterwork, we have recently opened the door at the west end of the building. We hope that you... More

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