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  • JCVH
    Scotland, UK477 contributions
    A life size statue of Rangers & Scotland legend Jim Baxter. Offers a good likeness of ‘Slim Jim’ at the peak of his powers. The location, more or less across the road from where he grew up, is fitting, though somewhat out of the way, being around 30-40 min walk from Cowdenbeath train station, which realistically is it’s only flaw for me.
    Written 15 July 2021
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  • JCVH
    Scotland, UK477 contributions
    Central Park, or ‘the San Central’ as it’s colloquially known, is home of Cowdenbeath FC, who at the time of writing reside in Scottish football’s 4th tier, but have fairly recently made it as high as the 2nd highest level of our domestic game.

    Now, 3 stars might seem a tad generous when looking at the pictures, and I stress it’s very much a case of reviewing in context. Also worth stressing I can only review it as a football stadium, not a Speedway course, which it is also popular as (and hence the track, massive tyres and rather bleak looking metal fences around the park) and if you’re looking at going to a Cowdenbeath match then you’re probably committed to going anyway.

    Officially speaking the stadium has 3 sides: one side and one end behind the goal are terraced, with the main stand having a somewhat distinct makeup of being half an old, cow-shed style tin hut with wooden benches, and the other far more modern in construction and appearance. They haven’t really tried to match them so it looks rather ramshackle. It’s worth noting I threw the word ‘officially’ in because away fans, who are normally located in the long, uncovered terrace side, can sit on the grassy knoll behind the goals to their right. The cup game I attended required a ticket purchase, but most games are pay at the gate. Although we had paid for a ticket in the old stand, we wound up standing on the terrace as it was a nice July day. It should not be stressed enough how much the decently sized covered stand contributed to this getting 3 stars instead of 2 though, because in Scotland the weather cannot be relied upon.

    The facilities…well at present the ladies bathroom is in under the stand, and the men’s is a portakabin just outside. It’s fairly grim, but I’ve seen worse in Serie A stadiums in Italy. Catering is provided by a burger van that was surprisingly good, and inexpensive. I am saddened by the lack of pies though. There is also normally a small club store in a cabin in the car park but that wasn’t present for this game.

    It’s easily reached, being about 5 min walk from the train station, which is services from Edinburgh Waverley, and the high street has a few bars on it for a pint before/after the game. Central Park isn’t a stadium I’d rave and recommend but it’s def got a bit of character about it
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • AquatenniiaT
    Combined Locks, WI359 contributions
    We were so glad to find this little parish so that we could attend Saturday morning Mass before we started touring Dunfermline! What a kind and hospitable parish!
    Written 28 April 2019
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    Over the last few years the main halls have been refurbished bring a modern feel to the building The church is highly active with a broad range of activities throughout the week
    Check their excellent web site it is one of the most comprehensive I have seen .There is a banner group ,Rainbows and Brownies Kirk Session and drop in cafe The Guild and morning worship at 11.00 on a Sunday.Built in 1900 originally for a United Free church it is now a Church of Scotland denomination
    Written 26 April 2018
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    Formed in 1998 with the amalgamation of three parishes this church holds services on sundays at 11.15 am . There are many organisations under their roof and Cowdenbeath Horticultural Society use the hall once a week ,The Kirk session offers Worship, Pastoral Care, Children and Young People, Finance, Fabric and Social. throughout the week . There is also a Café on Tuesdays at Crossgates
    Written 26 April 2018
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    A church in the community since 1937 with Sunday services at 11.00 and 6.30 on Sundays . with an accent on youth as the churches future .The hall is well used for activities with some parking spaces
    Written 26 April 2018
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  • Fifer
    4 contributions
    I visit here for swimming regularly as I have an hour to kill in Cowdenbeath fairly often.

    The changing areas for the pool are horrible, tiny little cubicles which are difficult to stretch out and the one disabled one with enough room to stretch has now been designated family changing too so was occupied on my last visit (I have a condition that makes bending and stretching difficult so need more room to change).

    The ladies poolside toilet stink of pee, and have done for years. The floors are soaking and I refuse to use them as it feels like you are sloshing round in someone elses urine.

    The showers are unusable, the water pressure is so terrible that you can barely rinse yourself down after the pool and washing long hair would take forever.

    On the plus side there is free parking outside, staff have always been friendly and when I went to the gym it was good.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    As a brand name there can be no higher praise for the good work this church does in the community. With a highly active congregation .The church holds services on Sundays 10.30,Corps Fellowship 11.30,youth bible study 3.00pm Youth Fellowship at 4.00.
    Monday :Ladies Meeting, Sparklers 3-5,youth club 6.30.
    Tuesday: Parents toddlers Group
    Wednesday :Childrens club 6.30
    Thursday : Soup and snack fellowship 11.00
    There is also a charity shop that is run in the High street
    Written 28 April 2018
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    Situated at the north end of the High Street the Club is highly visible with bright lighting . A favourite for locals to enjoy their bingo . Well lit inside with a variety and combination of games to win open throughout the day and evening a large building probably a cinema at one time with a car park at the back
    Written 9 January 2018
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    Walked up to the memorial its a stiff climb if you get out of puff easily there is access from the top of the hill but it is not clearly marked and is not wheelchair friendly . It is a fine granite plinth overlooking the length of the High Street . I was dismayed that vandals had seen fit to fling the wreaths down the hill and even into the branches of a tree . There are beer cans lying about and it is hard to believe that some folk have no respect for the memorial.
    The architect was Andrew Murdoch and the memorial covering 2 world wars was unveiled in 1928
    Written 9 January 2018
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  • cowantc
    Aberdeen, UK4 contributions
    Was planning a day in Edinburgh with our grandsons (nearly 3 and just turned 1) but the weather was looking too poor for the park. Googled around for something they'd enjoy but wasn't frantic like a large soft play (I'm too stiff for all the scrambling and too sensitive for all the screaming) or ridiculously expensive like the zoo. Found 'Little World of Play' (a bit out of Edinburgh but no great distance and easy to get to). It was fantastic!
    Really well organised, spotlessly clean (until my oldest 'chucked up' just outside the soft play part - but the staff were great ad in no time had the situation sorted) and the variety of activity for their age group was first class. The kids loved the amount of dressing up, the variety of play areas and we loved how safe and well-organised it was, and the bonus was that the deal gave a whole day for the under 5's (normally 2 hour slots) and so they didn't have to wrestle with kids much older. I'm sure the sessions for older kids would be great as well. Loads to do and really stimulated play.
    We had a lovely lunch from the cafe - well situated with almost all tables over-looking the play areas.
    Would thoroughly recommend this venue for under 5's (and probably older but we didn't have any). Will definitely be back.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • Dezzy229
    7 contributions
    The food was excellent staff were very friendly but the establishment need some air conditioning very hot and uncomfortable.
    Written 10 August 2019
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  • tony d
    Bradford, UK48 contributions
    Attended the match v Bonnyrigg Rose as a neutral.
    What a fab, unique football ground. Absolutely loved it. Friendly staff, sit/stand where you wanted, great programme and pie. Forget the football snobs who might mock this ground.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,603 contributions
    Coming off the A92 heading east less than one hundred yards from the slip road on Bridge Street . The Memorial is set back from the road in a small clearing .The Cairn was built in 2001 by Mr Donald Mcarthur bears a plaque giving the names of the 8 men killed in the disaster .on the 26th of August 1901 the mine sat on Mossmorran Moor one mile south of the memorial . It was recently refurbished for the 120th anniversary by the local Coop society .
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • Lee L
    Cowdenbeath, UK31 contributions
    This is a great local pub to me. We often pop in for a few drink. It has a pool table and dart. Also has a good darts team. Alcohol is fair priced.
    Written 3 October 2016
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