Garvock House Hotel
St. John's Drive, Transy, Dunfermline, KY12 7TU, United Kingdom
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More about Dunfermline
Plaque outside the Abbey
Start o a great nicht oot
Dunfermline Town Station
Biba in St Margaret's cave, Dunfermline.
Travel Tips for Dunfermline
The last Kingdom O' Fife
When you visit Dunfermline you must go and walk in Pittencrieff Park, it is a joy to behold, something for everyone, after all it is Carnegie / Robert the Bruce country.
Nearby is the Knockhill race track which is sometimes used by the celeb's.
Townhill Loch, is the local watersports centre.
The Andrew Carnegie Museum, is the actual cottage where he was born.
Adjacent to the Abbey of Dunfermline, are the remains of the once magnificent Palace of Dunfermline.
These were the once royal lodgings which developed into a royal palace, where King Charles I was born.
From the palace ruins you get stunning views of the wooded glen below
In care of Historic Scotland
Admission Charge - Adult £2.50 (joint ticket with abbey)
The Royal Palace ruin you see today is a Crown property maintained by Historic Scotland on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland. Here you can learn in the visitor's centre how the Palace was used by Royalty and how it became a guest house for the Nobels of the past, they even have a shop here where you can buy historical books and souveniers. When I was young it was just a ruin in a very dangerous state, Historic Scotland pulled it back from the brink of total collapse. Going back through history the Palace was constructed on the order of James V and later completed by James Vl. The Union of the Crowns had a disasterous effect on Dunfermline when James Vl and his court moved to London abandoning the Palace and Dunfermline. Opening times are April - September Monday - Saturday 9.30 -17.00 October - March 9.30 - 16.00 Sunday 14.00-16.30 Closed all day Friday & p.m. Thursday Ticket price Adult £3.50 Children £1.75 Concession £2.80
Dunfermline - Ancient Capital of Scotland
"Past and Present"
Dunfermline is seen now as an industrial and a shopping town. It was however once the ancient capital of Scotland and many of its former glories are still to be seen.
Malcolm III and his queen, Margaret, held court here in the 11th Century. Their reign was to bring about a turning point in the history of the kingdom.
"Abbey and Palace"
Margaret was to found what was to become Dufermline Abbey, which is still to be seen today. What remains of her shrine, destroyed during the Reformation, can still be viewed as well
Glencoe, " the glen of weeping "
"One of my favourite mountain locations"
That is a picture of me just to the side of the cairn on the Summit of what is commonly known as the Boochle, ( Bookle ), Buachaille Etive Mor, Stob Dearg in Glencoe.
I have climbed this mountain route many times, The Curved Ridge, summer and winter, it normally takes about two / three hours, but on this occasion it was seven hours up and down.
It was wet and greasy so a great deal of care had to be taken, but it is all for the good, I went on to enjoy a cool refreshment in the Kingshouse Hotel later that evening, it is my all time favourite mountain.