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Address: Glen Bridge Car Park - Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 DF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1383602386
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no good for disabled or poor mobility but fascinating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda J
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Kelty, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Kelty, Scotland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Vashon, Washington
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294 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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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Thank Adam S
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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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Thank brave3
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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Thank Rhona H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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1 Thank David M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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Thank imbhc9
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The cave itself was worth a visit but the tunnel down there really detracted from the atmosphere. There are information boards which give you further information on the history of the cave and St. Margaret.

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1 Thank Bilboroly
SCOTLAND
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Surprising discovery just off of the large car park. Free entry and fully of history of the cave and Queen who it is named after. You descent to a surprising depth so lots of steps to overcome but well worth the stroll. To think they were just going to abandon the cave to a car park !!

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1 Thank CALVINScotland
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a free museum giving hidden insights in to the life of St Margaret hidden in a car park. It is of well signposted it works h a visit for older children (there are 87 steps down to a he cave where Maravaret prayed). Loads of info on the walls down but not suitable for prams or anyone with... More 

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1 Thank Lynne M
Dalgety Bay
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This could quite easily not have been here, but thankfully was preserved. Good info as you descend the stairs to the grotto/cave at the bottom. Make sure you also visit what remains of St Margaret's shrine at the outside end of the abbey church.

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