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Tel code: 01383 | code search
Postcode: KY4 | code search
Population: 12000
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Cowdenbeath is a town in west Fife in Scotland situated south-west of Lochgelly and a couple of miles east of Dunfermline. Originally an agricultural settlement Cowdenbeath has been in existence sitting on the main route to Perth with its coaching inn, now the Bruce Hotel, built c1820. With the discovery of iron and coal the town grew into a mining community from 1844 and was known as the colliery capital of the Fife coalfield. The railway arrived in 1849 enabling economical export of the iron and coal; this ensured a boom in the growth of mining earning the town the nick name ‘the Chicago of Fife’ until the pits went out of production closing down from the1930s to the1960’s. Cowdenbeath is a popular tourist destination and an ideal base to visit the attractions of Fife with holiday accommodation, a variety of supermarkets, shops and outdoor market each Thursday afternoon. There are cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs with lively night-life. The town has a bowling green, a Community Leisure Centre with swimming pool and fitness gyms, a stock-car racing circuit at the Cowdenbeath Racewall and its own local football team Cowdenbeath FC. Nearby the Lochore Meadows Country Park and Loch have walks, picnic areas and activities including canoeing, in the park lie the remains of the 14th century Lochore Castle.


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Halfway House Hotel (2.58 miles)

Halfway House Hotel

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Welcome to the Halfway House Hotel. Nestled in the countryside, to the North of Dunfermline, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. We are a privately owned and operated, 12-bedroom ... More

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Travelodge Dunfermline (3.06 miles)

Travelodge Dunfermline is located just over 2 miles from Dunfermline Train Station, 15 miles from Edinburgh Airport, 1 mile from Dunfermline Athletic FC, close to Abbot House, Dunfermline Abbey, and Deep Sea World. This non-smoking ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Dunfermline (3.11 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M90, junction 3. Situated on Fife Leisure Park with facilities such as a cinema and bowling alley just a short walk from the hotel. Local attractions include Dunfermline Abbey ... More | visit website
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Express by Holiday inn Dunfermline (3.28 miles)

Express by Holiday inn Dunfermline

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Dunfermline hotels just don't come any better than the award winning Express by Holiday Inn Dunfermline hotel.

Opened in 2006 and awarded an Intercontinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award in 2007 ... More | visit website

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Aberdour Hotel (4.35 miles)

Aberdour Hotel

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A friendly, family-run hotel situated in one of Fife's picturesque coastal villages, specialising in fresh fare, using local Scottish produce where possible.

Real ale is always available on tap, and the establishment ... More

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Pitbauchlie House Hotel (5.13 miles)

Pitbauchlie House Hotel

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Set in 3 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens, this former country style house has been transformed into a modern hotel with sophisticated facilities. These include 3 bars, an a la carte ... More

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Rooms@29 Bruce Street (5.39 miles)

Rooms@29 Bruce Street

The hotel offers affordable luxury and first class entertainment in the city centre of Dunfermline. All bedrooms are ensuite, have dvds and high speed internet access. Adjoining the hotel is a live music/club/bar and restaurant ... More | visit website

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Boreland Lodge (5.39 miles)

Boreland Lodge

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This family-run budget hotel is conveniently located close to Edinburgh and next to the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Rail Bridge; Roysth is only a few minutes away. The hotel is ... More

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Inglewood Guest House (5.39 miles)

Inglewood Guest House
We are situated within a 5 minute walk to Inverkeithing Railway Station with direct access to the centre of Edinburgh (15 mins) and all other mainline stations in Scotland. Inglewood is situated within ... More | visit website
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City Hotel (5.42 miles)

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Is receiving value for money important to you? Are you looking for the reassuring service and quality which comes from a business established for over 200 years? Thank you for ... More

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