Monday, February 15, 2010

An overnight in Dunfermline...

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Yesterday we (Olly, Dayna, Miriam, Pippin and I) went to Dunfermline for an overnight. We fancied a couple of days away... so I redeemed my Holiday Inn points and stayed at their Express Hotel in Halbeath, Dunfermline.

We have been their before... on our own... this was the first time we'd taken the we'ans or the dog. Its pretty awesome that Pippin was allowed (for a £10 surcharge) and she was good as gold!

Dunfermline is a pretty cool town. It is the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie and the town bears witness to his life. I'm really interested in Carnegie's philanthropy... especially his libraries... and was disappointed that the museum that is situated beside his birthplace was shut. Will need to go back.

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The Pitencrief / Carnegie park in Dunfermline is massive... and a lovely walk albeit not in your best Vans.

After checking in after lunch... we headed out to Aberdour... to the beach, rocks and harbour there (see pick at top). We spent a couple of fab hours dondering about.

Afterwards we headed to Nando's for food... it was St Valentine's day afterall... and then back to the Hotel to watch Race to Witch Mountain.

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Today... after a hearty breakfast in the Hotel... we had a proper donder around Dunfermline's town centre: Looking around the Abbey and the charityshops... before having lunch in a sweet wee spot recommended by our pal Louise.

All in... it was a fab overnight. Would recommend the Hotel and Dunfermline as a place to visit.

The rest of my pics are here with my beloved Olly's pics here.



Unknown said...

It amazes me how you can make my hometown seem so exciting and interesting :-)

When I was growing up there it always seemed so boring and incredibly "run of the mill".

Through someone elses eyes you see it from a different perspective. As I said on Ollys facebook - you just don't appreciate what you've had on your doorstep for years!!

weareallghosts said...

Thanks Dawn... to say I've made your hometown seem exciting & interesting is a real compliment. Dunfermline is a special place. Grateful for my time their.



Angus Mathie said...

Mum and I have thoroughly enjoyed both Olwyn's and your own photographs. Another example of the excellent"travel logs" you create.

There is surely material for personalized cards and calendars in the photographs Olwyn, Dayna and you are producing?

Anonymous said...

I was born in Dunfermline, but I never lived there. I know very little about the place. Thanks for sharing the pictures. They have given me the interest to take some time and visit next time I'm over.


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