Walk 107 – Pittencrieff Park & Dunfermline Abbey – 1.5 miles

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Known locally as "The Glen", the beautiful 76 acre Pittencrieff Park was gifted to the people of Dunfermline by Andrew Carnegie. This short walk takes in some of the park's best bits before allowing you to explore Dunfermline Abbey, burial site of King Robert the Bruce. Keep a look out for the resident peacocks whilst in the park!

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  Car park at start of the walk just off A907/Pittencrieff Street (KY12 8AE). Bus service to Pittencrieff Street or Dunfermline bus station is only a 5 minute walk away from the Abbey. Dunfermline train station is a 10 minute walk away from the Abbey.

Pittencrieff Park

WALK REVIEW: 20th January 2017

I really enjoyed playing the tourist and visiting some of Dunfermline’s main attractions today. I didn’t know what to expect from Pittencrieff Park: I have been to so many country parks lately and they are all so different. Located on a hill (like most things in Dunfermline) on one hand you have the the most elevated parts of the park which are wide open grassy spaces, and on the other you have the glen itself  where the place takes on an almost eerie, quirky feel, almost like a little hobbit village. I loved it! Little staircases everywhere, bridges over the burn, waterfalls, shrubs and trees hiding me from the world above. It was like a little maze. I would love to go back there another day and explore more thoroughly 🙂


The Abbey and Royal Palace are equally as stunning as you can see from my photos. The tomb of King Robert the Bruce is located here, along with the graves of many former Kings and Queens of Scotland. I didn’t know until recently that Dunfermline used to be the capital of Scotland!

The remains of the Royal Palace
Dunfermline Abbey
Statue of Andrew Carnegie within Pittencrieff Park. You pass it on the walk between the Abbey and the parking area at the uppermost point in the park.

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