In the heart of Dunfermline, Garvock House enjoys the perfect location to explore the area's historic roots and modern day attractions.
Surrounded by peaceful gardens, our hotel is only 40 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh with its high-end and high street shopping, thrilling live entertainment and five-star tourist draws.
For decades Edinburgh’s regular festival-goers, who return each year for the capital’s iconic Hogmanay celebrations and famous festival, book their stay at Garvock. They end busy days in the city with a calm night’s sleep. Dunfermline’s train station, with frequent and direct links to Edinburgh, is just a few minutes’ walk from our front door.
Why not choose to stay local for days out with a difference? Visitors to Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, can stroll through 900 years of history in one day in a town proud of its royal and monastic past.
The birthplace of James I in 1394 and of Charles I in 1600, Dunfermline proudly home to a royal palace and a 12th-century abbey which is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and eleven other Scottish kings and queens.
In the middle of town, climb 87 steps below ground into the sacred cave where St Margaret bathed the feet of the poor. And in the midst of Dunfermline’s lush glen, climb up to the site of King Malcolm III’s tower.
In 1835, Dunfermline’s most famous son Andrew Carnegie was born in a humble weaver’s cottage which has been preserved and extended to include a museum of his life. The industrialist and philanthropist generously gifted his birthplace the first of many Carnegie libraries in 1881, the Carnegie Hall theatre and Pittencrieff Park.
Neighbouring Dunfermline and nestling the coastline are perhaps Fife’s prettiest villages. A short drive from Garvock is the Royal Burgh of Culross, with its picturesque 17th century cottages now fully restored. Meander the cobbled streets or take a heritage walk skirting the Firth of Forth shoreline.
Venture from West Fife to the East Neuk, with its spectacular sea views, sweet souvenir stores, colourful art galleries and fish and chip shops frequented by the royal family.
Just slightly farther east is St Andrews with its legendary Old Course, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. Blow the cobwebs away with a breezy walk along the beach immortalised in the Chariots of Fire film and enjoy a day in the horticultural heaven of the Botanic Gardens.
Sporting activities are within easy reach. Dunfermline Athletic’s football ground is striking distance from Garvock, and everything from fishing, waterskiing and racing car driving at Knockhill is a short drive away.
Whatever your pace, we’re perfectly placed. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline (drive 7mins, walk 24mins)
Dunfermline Abbey (drive 4 mins, walk 12 mins)
Aberdour Golf Club, Aberdour (drive 21 mins)
Pitreavie Golf Club, Dunfermline (drive 6 mins, walk 28 mins)
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Dunfermline (drive 16 mins)
Forth Bridges (drive 18 mins)
Maid of the Forth, South Queensferry (drive 23 mins)
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