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Dunfermline, Fife

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A travel journal to Dunfermline by Denise Scotland

Alhambra Theatre Photo, Dunfermline, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Things to do and places to eat within Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife.

Pittencrieff Park

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Attraction | "The Jewel In Dunfermline's Crown"

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Pittencrieff Park, know locally as The Glen, is the jewel in Dunfermline’s crown, an oasis of calm just a few moments walk from the town centre. When Andrew Carnegie was a boy he used to look longingly through the gates of the glen which was off limits to the ordinary people of the town and once he made his millions he bought the park and gifted it to the toiling masses of Dunfermline in 1902 in perpetuity so that they may see some sweetness and light.The Glen is set over 76 acres of parkland and comprises woodland walks, statues, Pittencrieff House museum, the greenhouses and formal gardens, children’s play areas, the lily pond, the Glen Pavilion and the ruins of Malcolm Canmore's Tower....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2009

Pittencrieff Park
Dewar Street
Dunfermline, Scotland

Buffet King

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Restaurant | "The King Of Buffets"

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I had heard many people rave about Buffet King but had never managed to visit it myself but when I had a friend staying I decided that a buffet would be a great place for a meal as you can guarantee that there will be something that we both liked there. Situated in Carnegie Drive the restaurant is just a minutes walk from the bus station and there is also ample parking in the council owned car parks across the road.It’s easy to see the appeal of a buffet, you get to fill your plate with as many tasty mosrels as your stomach will hold but I have found that the quality varies greatly, lets see how Buffet King measures up.The restaurant was fairly quiet on the Sunday evening...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2009

Buffet King
41 Carnegie Drive
Dunfermline, Scotland KY12 7AN
+44 1383 624222

Alhambra Theatre

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Attraction | "A Night At The Movies"

Alhambra Theatre Photo, Dunfermline, Scotland
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The Alhambra theatre first opened in Dunfermline in 1922 and due to financial problems staging live shows became The Temple Of Motion Pictures in 1924. It ended up closing down in 1965 was turned into a bingo hall. A couple of years ago the bingo hall moved to Dunfermline’s eastern expansion and the building became vacant. A property developer and theatre manager saw the potential in the place and decided to restore it to its former glory. The Alhambra reopened in 2008 and Dunfermline favorites Nazareth were the first act to play in the venue again. The line up so far has included KT Tunstall, Roy Chubby Brown and One Night Of Queen. I had heard loads of stories fro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2009

Alhambra Theatre
33 Canmore Street
Dunfermline, Scotland KY12 7NX
+44 1383 722554

Dunfermline

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Attraction | "The Ancient Capital Of Scotland"

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Dunfermline is a town in the Kingdom of Fife which was first recorded in 508AD and has an impressive historic history as it was once the capital of Scotland and was home to Queen Margaret and Malcolm Canmore. The town has good transport links with two train stations, a new bus station and easy access to the M90 motorway meaning that Edinburgh is less than half an hour away and it’s location in the Central belt means that it is easily accessible from the rest of Scotland.The Heritage quarter of Dunfermline is where you will find Scotland’s other Royal Mile with Dunfermline Abbey, Andrew Carnegies Birthplace and Abbot House all within easy walking distance of each other....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Shimla Palace

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Restaurant | "Food Fit For A King At The Shimla Palace"

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I decided to visit the Shimla Palace in Cowdenbeath after hearing a colleague rave about it and it has since become one of my favourite places for a relaxed place to eat out. It is an Indian buffet restaurant which offers meals for a fixed price ranging from £4.99 at lunchtime to £9.95 at the weekend.On arriving at the restaurant I was not impressed by the exterior. I parked in the small rectangular car park and, avoiding the huge potholes, made my way to the shabby looking whitewashed building which looked far from palatial. We made our way inside, and a smartly dressed waiter took us to a table and took our drinks orders. While waiting for our drinks to arrive. I took a look aroun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

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Denise Scotland

Denise Scotland
Scotland, United Kingdom

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