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St Margaret's Cave

Glen Bridge Car Park - Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 DF, Scotland
+44 (0)1383602386
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Dunfermline
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Most recent review
- Oct 24, 2014
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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

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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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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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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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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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Whatever the history of this cave, it is a great cave to visit and spend some time in contemplation. As caves go, its a good cave.

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Leven, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went here as the tourist info sent us, it's free and lots of steps down to the praying area. Lots of information about her, nice place to say you have been. Glad I went

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

St Margaret's cave, Dunfermline Fife Scotland. There are 87 steps down to the small cave but its not so difficult to get down and back up as they have been well thought out and put in on levels. There is around 9 or 10 steps then a flat level to walk along with boards of interest to read along the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Nice piece of history in what used to be Scotlands capital city. Be sure to have a look its worth it and takes a short time

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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... More

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