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St Margaret's Cave

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Address: Glen Bridge Car Park - Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 DF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1383602386

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This should be the culmination of a tour of Dunfermline Abbey nearby.Although created by King David in 1128,it was originally a monastery set up by King Malcolm Canmore and his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh Scotland
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! Going through the door is like walking historically back in time. The journey to the Cave is extremely interesting and the actual atmosphere in the Cave awe inspiring.

Thank McGumbie
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be the culmination of a tour of Dunfermline Abbey nearby.Although created by King David in 1128,it was originally a monastery set up by King Malcolm Canmore and his wife Queen Margaret.She Was the devout Saint who came to pray at this cave.Like King Richard of York she has a connection to a modern car park.You climb down 87... More 

2 Thank John L
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Very interesting place, part of the history of Dunfermline. Parking very close by and within easy walking distance of the town.

Thank Christine L L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Free entry and has a lot of interesting historical facts on Dunfermline. Situated near pittencrief Park and a 2 minute walk from the bus station

Thank Gavin M
Shopper in Glasgow
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

it's ashame such a lovely attraction is stuck in the corner of a car park - make sure you visit - it is really worth it

Thank Taintor
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a great place to visit. It has a wonderful atmosphere and history. Make sure you read the little booklet they provide that explains how this place was rescued from destruction by the locals. It's obviously a very ancient shrine which probably predates Queen Margaret. The statue of her is a bit silly and you can ask the person... More 

1 Thank Margaret C
Portland, Maine
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Walk through an underground walkway to see where St Margaret's came to pray. The Area was serene and calm and a nice place for meditation and contemplation.

1 Thank jkrasse21
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 

1 Thank Jane M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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 

Thank Whatbob
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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 

1 Thank Violet S

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