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Brief description of site

Pittencrieff Park comprises grassed areas which were once parkland, a rock garden and formal gardens as well as later park developments. The main formal garden lies within the old kitchen garden and includes a central walk and island beds. An informal area known as The Glen is a remnant of former planting and rockwork on the banks of the Tower Glen. The site incorporates Dunfermline Abbey church and the ruined facade of the Royal Palace.

Brief history of site

The Pittencrieff estate passed through many owners until Andrew Carnegie bought it in 1903 and donated it as a public park to the people of Dunfermline. The park was laid out by James Whitton, Superintendent of Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

Location information:

Address: Pittencrieff Park, Pittencrieff Street, Dumfermline, KY12 8QH

Locality: Dunfermline

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Fife

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 65 Grid Ref: NT087870
Latitude: 56.0671 Longitude: -3.46804

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site, open daily for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1903

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 31

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