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Abbot House Heritage Centre

Abbot House 13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
+44 1383 733266
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Still no sign of reopening

Hopes are still high that Abbot house will reopen soon ,news that the Firestation Collectivewho... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
No longer open.So a sad loss for Dunfermline

As it is now closed to the public sadly this is no longer an option to visit. When it was open it... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Abbot House 13-15 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE, Scotland
+44 1383 733266
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hopes are still high that Abbot house will reopen soon ,news that the Firestation Collectivewho have made the firestation viable have taken over the running of the place we hope that there will be a blast of fresh air and ideas . It is certainly...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 15 August 2017

As it is now closed to the public sadly this is no longer an option to visit. When it was open it was a lovely place to lunch and sit in the garden if open.

Thank Beanielou62
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...More

Thank craigluscar
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...More

Thank SOUP0154
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
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...More

Thank John L
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?

2  Thank McGumbie
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
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
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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