Monday, February 15, 2010
An overnight in Dunfermline...
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.
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.
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.