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“deep below the City Hotel Car Park...”
Review of St Margaret's Cave

St Margaret's Cave
Ranked #10 of 68 things to do in Dunfermline
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Everyone who lives in Dunfermline seems to eventually visit this atttraction. And it is quite quirky. The actual attraction is a religious grotto frequented by Queen Margaret and would have been lost except for some very inventive engineering which has maintained access even after the original gorge was upfilled to create the city car park.
The trip down the tunnel is probably more exciting than the actual grotto. We should probably do a similar thing with Tesco's city centre development. But not bother with the tunnel.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

A small, but highly interesting historic cave. A must to visit if you are in Dunfermline, but be prepared for a lot of stairs

1  Thank ARKAYESS
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Was new to the area, took a short cut through the car park and found this unexpectedly in the far corner. Decided to explore and what a find! Well worth the climb back up. A definite 'worth while' short visit!

3  Thank Morag S
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

If you don't mind a long walk down many stairs, this place takes you back centuries, to the era of King Malcolm Canmore and the saintly Queen Margaret.

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

The entrance to the cave is at one corner of a car park, not an auspicious beginning! However it is convenient. This attraction is free to all, though there is a voluntary donation box but you are under no pressure to contribute. At the entrance is a manned desk where you can pick up information sheets or buy a pamphlet on the significance of the cave.
To reach the cave itself you have to walk down 87 steps. I went with an elderly friend who has minor walking difficulties and he managed without too much trouble to negotiate the steps. For those who need to rest, there are seats spaced out at intervals.
If you are interested in history this will appeal to you and it is worth spending a little time reading about the importance of the cave to the area and beyond. Some people still make a pilgrimage to the cave but for others I believe it is worth a visit only if you're in the area.

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