Writing for The Glen

Pittencrieff Park

Pittencrieff Park (also known as The Glen) is a beautiful and stunning park located in the heart of Dunfermline.

Andrew Carnegie purchased the land in 1902 and donated it to the people of Dunfermline a year later. The park now attracts over 750,000 people yearly to enlessly enjoy what it has to offer from a scenic walking route to historical tours of the notable features still there today including King Malcolm’s tower and scenic views of Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.

In the park you’ll find basic amenities such as a cafe known as ‘The Peacock Rooms’, toilets inside or immediately opposite by the Italian Gardens. The path in the glen branches off into several routes that take you on different paths. The main features and attractions can be found along the main path running through the park.

Just on from ‘The Peacock Rooms’ you can find Malcolm’s Tower, a pivotal site in Scottish history that shifted the center of government to Dunfermline. The site today is in ruins but remains well maintained but hidden within the park. Along with the tower, Pittencrieff House is also a key attraction within the glen as a free entry museum giving a brief history of the wildlife and people in Dunfermline.

As well as these, the park also features a greenhouse open in the summer months, large gardens surrounding, a disused petting zoo, a large statue of Andrew Carnegie, and several children’s parks.

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