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St Margaret's Cave

Address: Glen Bridge Car Park - Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 DF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1383602386
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Ranked #10 of 11 Attractions in Dunfermline
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fabulous ancient prayer site of Queen Margaret dating back nearly 1,000 years. Glad to see it preserved despite the parking lot.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

always good for a bit of free history and story telling for the kids, the location is not that well signposted though especially since Tesco was erected its car park location could be overlooked

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Bloomington, IL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Yes, as others have said, it's a bit difficult to find - I however had great directions from my Scottish friends I was staying with and really had no trouble at all - I had a day to myself since both of them had to work that day and I chose to walk around Dunfermiline since it was very close... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

cave is beautiful free admission the steps are steep , handrails on both side , when you get down to the bottom , artificial rock to make the cave, disappointing compare to wookey caves water dripping no such thing here

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a very unusual attraction in terms of where it is located, how you get to it and for the fact that there is little evidence of it above ground. Accessed through a small building in the City Hotel car park and down a series of steps. There are information boards and audio points as you descend the stairs... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The actual cave is tiny but information is provided and it makes for a short and interesting history lesson.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A fantastic day filled with historic fun stories. The information provided is really good. Kids counted 87 steps

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Woodstock, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It took us several trys to find this attraction. It is located in a parking lot in the town of Dunfermline. Interesting place to visit, you will see the place where Queen Margaret prayed at the tiny alter.

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Aberdeenshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Rather uninspiring tunnel with stairs lead down to a similarly uninspiring cave to be honest. But, it is probably better that than having the cave just filled in and forgotten - on the positive side, it is free of charge, it passes 20 minutes, and I would think the youngsters would think it a great adventure. The stairs aren't too... More 

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Diss
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188 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Descend the 87 anti-slip steps to the bottom of the cave where thousands of pilgrims have ventured before you. Along the way are information boards and audio points to provide the history and background to St Margaret. The way down feels a bit like an air raid shelter but keep going until to reach the small cave at the bottom... More 

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