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Kirkcaldy Scotland

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Kirkcaldy hotelDunclutha Guest House is a spacious house and has brought comfort to its residents for over a hundred years. The house was originally the Rectory for the nearby Scottish Episcopal Church and was built with the grace and solidity associated with such structures.

In staying with us, you will feel that you are a guest in a home of Four Star quality rather than just someone renting a room in which to spend a night. The surroundings are bright and cheerful and this is a place to rest and feel comfortable.

Dunclutha Guest House Accommodation

Although the house is Victorian it has been well cared for and has been recently refurbished with emphasis on preserving the grace and elegance of that period. We are justly proud of having earned our Four-Star rating both from the Scottish Tourist Board and the AA.

Considerations of safety are paramount. The building is fully protected against fire with a range of equipment installed with your safety in mind. We are happy to accept Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Eurocard and American Express.

This is a large, south facing sunny family room with ensuite facilities and has a double and two single beds making it suitable for a family of 4 or for a party of three. Although the feature wall appears darker than it actually is, the rest of the room is light and airy.

This room has a spacious private bathroom for sole use, with a bath and shower over, ideal for walkers and golfers easing aching bones!

Pink Room
This spacious twin ensuite room has windows facing both south and west making it a very bright room, overlooking two separate churches.

Apricot Room
A very cosy double room with a spacious ensuite. It has been well fitted and provides lots of storage, and overlooks the garden area to the east.

Family Twin Room
This quiet twin bedded ensuite room is to the rear of the house with the window facing east to catch the morning sun. It has the advantage of beds which can zip together to make a 6 ft wide bed - available on request if staying for more than two nights.

The Lounge is a peaceful room to relax in with lots of tourist information, games, books and a piano for those with musical aspirations, also a digital TV should you prefer to watch here rather than in your bedroom.

The Breakfast Room is a comfortable room where you can enjoy a freshly home cooked breakfast, including free range eggs direct from a local farm. All sausages, Black pudding and haggis made locally by the Quality Guild, award winning "Stuarts of Buckhaven" butcher. Scottish reared and cured bacon is also served followed by homemade granary bread and preserves.

Special dietary requirements are catered for including homemade bread for coeliacs, vegetarians and any other dietary needs - some advance notice would be helpful. A high chair is available for babies or toddlers.

Breakfast is normally served from 7:30 - 9:15am, or by arrangement.

Room tariffs are per person per night including full Scottish breakfast, children 12 and under at half price if sharing with 2 adults.

"Please vacate your bedroom between 10:30 - 11.00a.m. on morning of departure, to assist with timing of cleaning and changeovers."

Room Facilities
All beds are top quality and all have barrier covers on the mattresses. Each room has Digital TV, hostess tray with homemade shortbread, and a hairdryer. Also there are tea, coffee and herbal tea making facilities, radios and alarm clocks provided for your use.

Additional Facilities
. Dunclutha is a WiFi zone.
. A travel cot is available on request.
. There is a pay phone on the landing should you not have your mobile with you.
. There is an iron and ironing board for guest use.
. There are drying facilities for your wet clothing and boots, shoes or wellies.
. We are listed in the walkers and cyclist welcome scheme with the Scottish Tourist board.
. For the avid walker we have arrangements in place for luggage transportation with Fife Coastal Path Holidays.

If we can help in any other way please contact us.

Things to See and Do
There are so many things to do and places to see in Leven and around Fife:

This public park is only a ten minute walk from Dunclutha. Adults and children alike can have a peaceful walk round the Nature Trail or a more energetic adventure on the newly installed adult exercise and children's play area.

We can book golf rounds for you at no extra cost. Here is a short list of some courses. Leven Links Golf Course is a true sea side links, part of a Tom Morris Course which was split and extended in 1908/09 to its present layout.

Explore and Enjoy
Robinson Crusoe - at Lower Largo.

Letham Glen and Silverburn Parks - stopping at Blacketyside Farm shop and Restaurant for a well deserved snack or some lunch. Walk the "Loop" from the Prom, starting at "Action zone" towards Silverburn, through the park and the beautiful award winning walled garden,back down to the beach and back along part of the Fife Coastal path to the start of the Loop, with lovely views of Largo Law and Largo Bay.

Methil Heritage Centre is also very worthwhile visiting just about a mile away.

For Children
Action Zone - a secure soft ball play area for youngsters. Leven Swimming pool - an excellent pool for all ages - with flumes and wave sessions.

Bird watching
Locally at Leven point and the power station but also further afield at Vane Farm near Kinross.
Walkers around the Fife Coastal Path and Cyclists are welcome.

Edinburgh and Glasgow with a selection of internationally famous stores are only about an hour away and Kirkcaldy only a few minutes. We can help with your travel arrangements.

Historic Houses and Gardens
. Royal Palace of Falkland (and Falkland village)
. Kellie Castle
. Hill of Tarvit Mansion House
. Arberdour Castle

Sightseeing Trips
. East Neuk coast
. Anstruther (for the best fish and chips in Scotland)
. St. Andrews and university
. Secret Bunker at Crail
. Isle of May nature reserve boat trip from Anstruther
. Loch Leven Castle near Kinross (where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned)
. Inch Island boat trip to see old Abbey and watch the seals
. Culross cobbled village showing life in Scotland centuries ago
. Dunfermline abbey

Walking Trips
. Balbirnie Park
. Lomond Hills
. St. Andrews beach
. Kingsbarns beach
. Aberdour beach
. Tetley Trail round Loch Leven

Animal Centres
. Deep Sea World
. Sealife Centre
. Scottish Deer Centre

Places of Interest
. Edinburgh Castle
. Perth
. Pitlochry and Dam
. Dundee
. St. Andrews
. Glasgow and Burrell Collection, People’s Palace, Botanic Gardens, Museums
. Places to see

Dunclutha is a WiFi zone. Access for guests is available.

Places to See
East of the Forth bridges are a string of historic coastal settlements dominated by the ancient royal burgh of Kirkcaldy (pronounced 'kir-coddy') which is represented in the British Parliament by the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

Besides the good shopping facilities, there's a four-mile-long esplanade that stretches the length of the waterfront and is pleasant to stroll along. Each April, the esplanade hosts the historic Links Market, a week-long funfair that dates back to 1305 and is possibly the largest street fair in Britain.

On the eastern edge of Kirkcaldy lies the old suburb of Dysart from where tall ships once traded with Continental Europe. Well restored, it's an atmospheric place of narrow alleyways and picturesque old buildings.

Further along the coast, Leven is located on the sweeping sandy Largo Bay, surrounded by superb golf courses and picturesque countryside. It is a perfect base for golf enthusiasts, with over forty courses with a half-hour drive. Leven is also situated on the Fife Coastal Path and is an ideal location for walkers.

Ten miles inland from Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes is a generic new town with little to detain visitors. However, sitting a few miles east of the town, the splendid Balgonie Castle with its 14th-century keep and fine open courtyard is well worth seeing.

Some Famous Scots
Adam, Robert

Robert Adam was a Scottish architect and designer. He was born in Kirkcaldy in 1728 and died in 1792. He was highly prolific and successful in both Scotland and England, he supervised the furnishing of his buildings down to the last detail, creating a distinctively elegant and highly influential style of interior decoration.

In 1812 the architect Sir John Soane wrote: 'the light and elegant ornaments, the varied compartments in the ceilings of Mr Adam, imitated from Ancient Works in the Baths and Villas of the Romans, were soon applied in designs for chairs, tables, carpets, and in every other species of furniture.

' Robert Adam gave work to a number of outstanding craftsmen, and Angelica Kauffmann and her husband Antonio Zucchi were among the artists who painted decorative panels for his interiors (examples by Zucchi are at 20 Portman Square, London, formerly the Courtauld Institute of Art). About 9,000 of Adam's drawings are in the Soane Museum in London.

Arrol, Sir William
Sir William Arrol was a Scottish engineer. He was born in 1839 and died in 1913. In 1868 he founded the firm of William Arrol and Company which was responsible for the Forth Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Manchester Ship Canal. In 1890 William Arrol was knighted and from 1895 until 1906 sat in Parliament as Liberal Unionist member for South Ayrshire.

Baird, John Logie
John Logie Baird was a Scottish scientist. He pioneered television. He was born in 1888 and died in 1946. Invented TV, 3-D and large screen TV. Patented fibre optics.

Barrie, Sir James M.
Peter Pan is a children's play written by J M Barrie (1860 - 1937) and first produced in 1904, it was a popular hit and established J M Barrie as a top playwright of the era. It featured actress Maude Adams, who had starred in several previous J M Barrie plays and joined him in a stage partnership.

Bell, Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish inventor. He was born in Edinburgh in 1847 and died in 1922. He was educated at Edinburgh and in Germany, and settled in Canada in 1870. In 1872 he went to the United States and introduced for the education of deaf-mutes the system of visible speech contrived by his father Alexander Melville Bell.

He became professor of vocal physiology in Boston University, and exhibited his telephone, designed and partly constructed some years before, at the Philadelphia exhibition in 1876.

Bell, Sir Charles
Sir Charles Bell was a Scottish surgeon. He was born in 1774 at Edinburgh and died in 1842. In 1799 he became a fellow of the Edinburgh College of Surgeons before removing to London in 1804, and becoming surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital in 1812, and professor of anatomy and surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1824.

In 1836 he returned to Edinburgh as professor of surgery at Edinburgh University. He discovered the distinct function of the nerves and in 1804 contributed his account of the nervous system to his brother John Bell's 'Anatomy of the Human Body'. He was knighted in 1831.

Bell, Rev Patrick
Invented the original reaping machine which directly led to the modern combine harvester. (1800 - 1869)

Black, Joseph
Joseph Black was a Scottish chemist. He was born in 1728 at Bordeaux and died in 1799. He was educated at Glasgow University and studied chemistry under Dr. Cullen.

In 1754 he was made Doctor of Medicine at Edinburgh, his thesis being on the nature of the causticity of lime and the alkalies, which he demonstrated to be due to the absence of the carbonic acid present in limestone, etc.

In 1756 he extended and republished this thesis, and was appointed professor of medicine and lecturer on chemistry at Glasgow in succession to Dr. Cullen, whom he succeeded also in the Edinburgh chair in 1766.

The discovery of carbonic acid is of interest not only as having preceded that of the other gases made by Priestley, Cavendish, and others, but as having preceded in its method the explanation given by Lavoisier of the part played by oxygen in combustion. His fame, however, chiefly rests on his theory of 'latent heat,' 1757 to 1763.

Braid, James
James Braid was a Scottish professional golfer. He was born in 1870 and died in 1950. He was the first man to win the Open championship five times and was a founder member of the Professional Golfers Association, whose match-play championship he won four times.

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