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“Dunfermline's treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pittencrieff Park

Pittencrieff Park
Bridge Street, Dunfermline, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Dunfermline's treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Dunfermline people don't appreciate how lucky they are and what's on the doorstep. Ok, so the animal house and farm animals have gone, as well as the maze a lot of years ago and the train, but it's still a great place for a walk and adventure.

All my kids have grown up roaming it, seeing the fireworks, visiting their grampa in the pavilion - so it has a special significance. We popped into the newly refurb end restaurant as well for a cuppa, which was ok.

Just one thing - please resurface the road into be glen from the roadside car park - bits of it are like a quarry!

Visited April 2013
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“Nostalgic return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Better known to locals as "The Glen" there is evidence of determined efforts to improve this lovely park. First visited just before the war, to a small child it was vast and now to an octogenarian it is still a large area where kids can run free, with a brilliant playground and even a child friendly area in the restaurant. One disappointment was the absence of the aviary where I saw my first exotic birds (feathered variety) as it clearly was closed many years ago. The museum is well worth a visit although that apparently is going to be moved to a new building under construction in the town. The Peacock Rooms provide meals in very pleasant surroundings and is child friendly. One small niggle is the silly position of the counter which means staff have to continually walk through the queue to clear tables.There are picnic tables dotted around and the formal gardens are always a pleasure. A great place for a day out and I think Andrew Carnegie would be pleasantly surprised at the result of his generosity.

Visited April 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Squirrel fest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Gifted to the people of Dunfermline from Andrew Carnegie is this superb park at the bottom of the High St. Be warned though, do not venture into the park without monkey nuts for the squirrels. No matter where you go in the vast acreage, they'll be there. The house and greenhouse are a must. The cafe/restaurant is great and reasonably priced.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful strolls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A lovely park with lots of grounds and trails to discover. Easy to walk. A great afternoon out, for sure.

Visited November 2012
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“The Glen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Been going here for years and still go even though the park is not as busy as it once was it is still a good place to go for walks or just sit and have a good old think and relax. Lots of wildlife habitat the park such as squirrels, plants, trees and birds, there are also waterfalls and small streams along with secret paths.

Visited January 2013
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