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St Margaret's Cave

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Address: Glen Bridge Car Park - Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 DF, Scotland
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Little burst of history

Lovely helpful lady there to help answer any questions you have, usefull to have a look through the folder ( white one I think ) that shows photo's of how it changed over the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small cave used by Queen Margaret (sainted) is approached by steps and underground passage under a car park. It is free to enter, but it would be unsuitable for those with mobility problems. It was nearly lost in 1960s when the town wanted to build a car park over it!

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Thank WickersWorld50
scotland
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wouldn't have known where this was but after finding it it's well worth a visit. Quite steep stairs but worth it

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Thank ScotlandLjh
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

In a most unlikely place (car park) is this hidden must-see gem. St. / Queen Margaret was a fascinating woman and it's great to see her prayer cave preserved. Ths is a quick visit. Just a 5 minute descent into the depths of the glen and, despite the tacky statue, is well worth the trouble. Free admission.

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Thank livingloved54
Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lovely helpful lady there to help answer any questions you have, usefull to have a look through the folder ( white one I think ) that shows photo's of how it changed over the years, and how the tunnel was built.

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Thank ruthlm
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unusual location but fascinating visit to the cave. Learnt lots about Scottish history. Although there are lots of steps to the cave, it's surprisingly peaceful once you reach it.

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Thank glittergirls05
Edinburgh Scotland
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

What a wonderful experience! Going through the door is like walking historically back in time. The journey to the Cave is extremely interesting and the actual atmosphere in the Cave awe inspiring.

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Thank McGumbie
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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671 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This should be the culmination of a tour of Dunfermline Abbey nearby.Although created by King David in 1128,it was originally a monastery set up by King Malcolm Canmore and his wife Queen Margaret.She Was the devout Saint who came to pray at this cave.Like King Richard of York she has a connection to a modern car park.You climb down 87... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very interesting place, part of the history of Dunfermline. Parking very close by and within easy walking distance of the town.

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Thank Christine L L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Free entry and has a lot of interesting historical facts on Dunfermline. Situated near pittencrief Park and a 2 minute walk from the bus station

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Shopper in Glasgow
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129 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

it's ashame such a lovely attraction is stuck in the corner of a car park - make sure you visit - it is really worth it

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