Auld Mill House Hotel
Touch Mill House, Halbeath Road, opposite Arnold Clark, Dunfermline, KY11 4LF, United Kingdom
More about Dunfermline
the old Abbey ruins
As seen from the rear
View from Halbeath Road looking East
Cafe Continental on Bruce Street
Travel Tips for Dunfermline
A place for memories
Loch Leven lies not in Fife but in the neighbouring county of Perth & Kinross. On summer days in my childhood with my sisters and later as a young teenager with my now husband, we used to scramble up Benarty Hill and down the other side to lovely Loch Leven. Little has changed, the loch is still a place of beauty surrounded by the Lomond Hills, you can still catch a glimpes of the tiny island where Elizabeth l imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots. What has changed however is we didn't scramble over the hill but took the road by car. Now you can visit the island by boat (summer only) to see the tiny prison. Today you will also find Vale Farm a bird watchers paradise run by the RSPB who are in direct opposition to the boat trips - the protected birdlife nest and breed on the island if too many tourists take the trip the consequences for the bird life is grim and I feel the tiny island will have lost its romance.
The Guild Hall
The Guildhall dominates the High Street in the town. It was built in 1805 by the guilds of local merchants who had set up various businesses and were keen to create a landmark buiding which they thought would make Dunfermline the County Town of Fife. Lack of funds forced the closure in 1811. Later, however funds became available again and the 132 foot Steeple was built creating an air of civic elegance in the town. In 1848 the Guild Hall was the home of the Sherrif Court today its only use is for commercial purposes. I loved the details of the building especially the little turrets which to me resembled salt and pepper pots.
Carnegie Birthplace Museum
The Carnegie Birthplace Museum tells the story of Andrew Carnegie, from his birth till his death in 1919. From his humble beginnings in the cottage where the museum is now housed, he went on to become the world's richest man, then spen the rest of his life giving his fortune away to worthwhile causes.
Life in the Kingdom O' Fife
"Accessible only by bridges"
I moved to the " Kingdom " in 1981, I am very happy here, Dunfermline is a very historical City.
My theme for this page will be to allow VT'rs an insight to what is on offer.
Then it can perchance be added to their list of places to visit when in Bonnie Scotland, it is only a short journey from the capital, Edinburgh.
Pictures to follow.
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