Pittencrieff Park (Dunfermline) Reviews
Description:Pittencrieff Park or "The Glen" as it is more commonly known as by the local people extends to 76 acres of grass areas, ... more
Pittencrieff Park (Dunfermline) ... landscaping, statues, ponds, rockeries, nature walks, dog exercise area, play areas, historic areas, and was given in trust by Andrew Carnegie to the people of his birthplace, Dunfermline.
Newest Review: ... is the story of the Dunfermline Giant, an extraordinary tall man who lived in Carnegie's time and his huge suits and boots are on display. The exhibitions on the top floor regularly change and if you look at one of the windows on this floor you can see where one of the former young occupants of the house has left his mark by etching his name here. The greenhouses are split into three ... more
Customer Pittencrieff Park (Dunfermline) Reviews (1)
by - written on 16/12/09 (Very useful, 434 readings)
Pittencrieff Park, know locally as The Glen, is the jewel in Dunfermline's crown, an oasis of calm just a few moments walk from the town centre. When Andrew Carnegie was a boy he used to look longingly through the gates of the glen which was off limits to the ordinary people of the town and once he made his millions he bought the park and gifted it to the toiling masses of Dunfermline in 1902 in perpetuity so that they may see some sweetness and light. The Glen is set over 76 acres of parkland and comprises woodland walks, statues, Pittencrieff House museum, the greenhouses and formal gardens, children's play areas, the lily pond, the Glen Pavilion and the ... Read the complete review