* PLEASE NOTE* OUR GIFT SHOP IS OPEN FROM 27th April 21 BUT THE REMAINDER OF THE HOUSE IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
Abbot House is a beautiful ‘A’ listed building, dating back to at least the 16th Century. It’s situated within Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter and is steeped in the rich history of Scotland’s ancient capital. The house is instantly recognisable by its colour and is known fondly as the ‘pink hoose’ by locals.
Abbot House’s location could not be more perfect, having both the Dunfermline Abbey and the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries as neighbours. The Abbey stands in full grandeur, with King Robert The Bruce carved proudly into the church tower, signifying his burial site. The award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries is a stunning mix of historic and contemporary architecture, with a new museum celebrating Dunfermline’s impressive royal and industrial heritage. Abbot House’s splendid walled garden to the rear of the building sits proudly among it all, with stunning views from all angles.
Following five years of closure, Abbot House is now undergoing a programme of renovation with plans to reopen in a phased approach. The Gift Shop opened in August 2020, with further renovation now planned for Spring 2021 due to inevitable delays caused by the Covid pandemic.
Our Renovation News page will provide ongoing updates as the build progresses, together with further insight into our future plans.