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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
ruthlm
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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665 reviews
388 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Thank Sandra M
New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a great place to visit. It has a wonderful atmosphere and history. Make sure you read the little booklet they provide that explains how this place was rescued from destruction by the locals. It's obviously a very ancient shrine which probably predates Queen Margaret. The statue of her is a bit silly and you can ask the person... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Walk through an underground walkway to see where St Margaret's came to pray. The Area was serene and calm and a nice place for meditation and contemplation.

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