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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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Good to see. SLong walk to the small cave

The entrance is easy to in a main pay and display car park. Booth with some interesting items for sale. Long fairly gentle steps down to the cave - it does seem a long way down... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you have a heart condition or restricted mobility then be aware that it's 87 steps down the tunnel, and of course back up! That said, it's well worth a visit if you're in Dunfermline and have a spare 30 minutes as it's of significant Scottish historical interest. Plenty of information without overloading the senses. Accessible direct from the central... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The entrance is easy to in a main pay and display car park. Booth with some interesting items for sale. Long fairly gentle steps down to the cave - it does seem a long way down and it is through a well built tunnel that reminded me of something from the London underground- not cave like. Religious music playing. After... More 

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Thank Whatbob
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84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was just the kind of place I would have loved to visit. Peaceful, interesting, historical attraction the is exactly what it purports to be but I simply could not access the cave. A shame but you can't go round adapting caves to suit everyone, so I sent the other half down instead. He thought the audio and visual displays... More 

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1 Thank Violet S
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Interesting history of the cave, including how it came to be situated under the car park. Lots of steps so need to be at least vaguely fit!

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1 Thank PringleUk
Kelty, Scotland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

the steep steps down into the cave mean that disabled or poor mobility members of the public cannot access this attraction. Nevertheless if you are able bodied it is certainly fascinating and worth a look if you are in the area.

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3 Thank Linda J
Vashon, Washington
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156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The cave has a fascinating history. You walk down a long, modernized tunnel with informative signage along the way to get to the tiny cave. It echos quite a bit so spent most of the time shushing our young kids.

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1 Thank Adam S
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We went on open day was lovely experiance and historic place very spiritual feeling not for the infirm or less able becuase long way down small stall inside doorway,well informative with wall story of all information about the cave and seats at these so you can take a rest really enjoyed it will go back and spend more time could... More 

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2 Thank brave3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I took a group here on the recommendation of one of the participants (I hadn't been before) and thought it was relly interesting. It has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years and was threatened with destruction at one point due to a car park development. The stairs down to the cave are not steep but there's quite... More 

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2 Thank Rhona H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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705 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lived in Dunfermline for nearly 40 years and this was my first visit. Didn't know what to expect, but it was what it said, a peaceful little cave at the end of a long tunnel. Given this could so easily have been covered over by the car park, and it's connection with queen Margaret, whether you are religious or not... More 

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2 Thank David M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

I must say St Margaret's cave was one of the best caves I've ever been in...If caves are your thing then this is the place for you!

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