Pittencrieff Park

[Squirrel in The Glen, Pittencrieff Park]

We love squirrelling away a few hours in Pittencrieff Park. Dunfermline's greatest natural asset was gifted to the town by Andrew Carnegie (who else?) in 1903, providing what was then an industrial settlement with much-needed green space. The east side of the park backs onto the town's Heritage Quarter, with the unexpectedly deep glen of the Tower Burn restricting access from this side to a couple of spots. The rest of the place is mostly open grassland through which peacocks freely roam, with several excellent playgrounds, a warm glasshouse and a few more formal gardens. The bright orange building in the middle is Pittencrieff House. Dating to 1610, the house is the centrepiece of this former estate; a museum inside was closed on our 2019 visit (following the opening of a new museum in the Carnegie Library & Galleries in the town centre) but there are plans to bring it back into use.

[Glasshouse]

📌 Pittencrieff Park ★☆☆
Location: 10-min walk west of Dunfermline town centre, G.R.: NT 087873 ///press.tree.swung
Open (2019): Always (Glasshouse: daily)
Cost: Free

[Pittencrieff Park]

[Pittencrieff House]

[Walled garden next to Pittencrieff House]

[Andrew Carnegie statue, Dunfermline beyond]

[Northeast access avenue]

[Folly]

[Glasshouse]

[Gardens next to the glasshouse]

[Glasshouse]

[Pineapple growing in the glasshouse]

[The Glen]

[Grey squirrel in The Glen]

[Waterfall in The Glen]

[Dunfermline Abbey seen from The Glen]

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