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Abbot House Heritage Centre

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Address: Abbot House 13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01383 733 266

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Decent coffee and great cakes

After a wander around Pittencrieff Park or the Abbey/castle this is the best coffee shop in Dunfermline. Decent coffee and great cakes

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian W
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a wander around Pittencrieff Park or the Abbey/castle this is the best coffee shop in Dunfermline. Decent coffee and great cakes

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Dunfermline needs this tourist attraction to reopen.It is,arguably,the oldest house in this historic town.In the shadow of the Abbey,it was the Benedictines administrative HQ.The 1992 excavation dated the house with its tracery windows as 1460.Certainly it survived the Great Fire of Dunfermline in 1624.The excavation found coins from different centuries,clay pipes,animal bones,etc.The Guide superbly explained all this as well as... More 

Thank John L
Edinburgh Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

What a shame the Abbot House closed down earlier this year. It was a most interesting place to visit not to mention the cafe and brewery? Let's hope someone will see fit to raise the money to reopen this fascinating walk back in time?

1 Thank McGumbie
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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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.

1 Thank Kirsten H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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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 

1 Thank CALVINScotland
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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 

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