The Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath area has strong connections with Fife’s mining industry, which it served from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Local attractions

Lochgelly’s location in central Fife makes it a great base for exploring the surrounding towns, villages and countryside.

A large country park nearby at Lochore Meadows offers over 1,200 acres of beautiful countryside, with woodlands, open spaces, ponds and a nature reserve. The park’s focus is Loch Ore, which offers trout fishing and watersports.

Lochgelly Golf Club operates a challenging course for all handicaps, set in beautiful parkland, with great views across the local countryside.

Where to eat

As well as the Lochgelly Centre cafe, there are a number of high-quality restaurants nearby to help you make your theatre trip even more special including:

  • Shimla Palace, in Cowdenbeath, offers lavish, high-quality Indian food in a modern restaurant setting.