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Abbot House Heritage Centre

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Address: Abbot House 13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
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+44 1383 733266

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Reopening of Abbots House at end of March 2017

Good news for once the house has been taken over and will be run by the Firestation initiative who have made a good job of turning the old fire station into an art gallery and... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Good news for once the house has been taken over and will be run by the Firestation initiative who have made a good job of turning the old fire station into an art gallery and cafe. I think the opening will coincide with the opening of the New library and museum which sits beside it, fingers crossed and looking forward... More 

Thank craigluscar
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Such a shame this historic site got closed always friendly helpful staff with and excellent range of fresh home made foods. Was always popular especially for visiting tourist and local community. Let's hope Fife Council recognise the gem they have taken away from there local community and gain some sense and close the hub and focus on the venues which... More 

Thank Gavin M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 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

Thank Brian W
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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671 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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!

1 Thank Slippery-Jim
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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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1,375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 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 

1 Thank bsandrs

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