FAQ – St Margaret’s Journey

Where does St Margaret’s Journey Tour start?

The story starts at Stop 2, St Margaret’s Shrine in the Abbey Graveyard. It is beside the gardens of Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. Stop 1 introduces you to the Tour and directs you to the Shrine. Here’s a map of where Stop 2 to start there.

Map detail showing Dunfermline Abbey and stops from St Margaret's Journey with focus on 2

Do I need to have headphones to do the tour?

This is an audio tour and is best experienced with headphones. You can read the transcript at each stop if you do not have headphones or are on a device which has not speakers.

Do I need to have Soundcloud App to hear the stories?

A version of St Margaret’s Journey is available without stops at Soundcloud.com. If you would like to hear the whole story again, you can find it here.

You will have a better experience if you download the free Soundcloud App and signing up is free.

Do I have to do the whole Tour?

You can start and stop at your own pace. There is a story which begins are Stop 2 and ends at Stop 17. If you get distracted by the shops or cafes on the way round you can always finish it at home. An option to hear all tracks together without ‘stops’ is at Soundcloud.com.

If I want more information on a subject, where can I find it?

Writing these tours revealed a huge amount of information which is online and in nearby museums, libraries and archives. You can find a list of some of the free resources discovered at our Further Information. You can contact us @GoDunfermline on Facebook and Twitter or send us an email DunfermlineTours@gmail.com

How much do the Tours cost?

FREE 😃 If you enjoy them please tell your friends and share your experience on Facebook or Twitter tagging #GoDunfermline. Share the stories far and wide.

How can I use the tour?

You will need a smart device with a web browser like Chrome, Safari, etc. The Tours are on a website. As long as your device runs a recent version of iOS or Android the website will show. Go to Dunfermline.Tours/st-margarets-journey/ to get started. To hear the audio from each stop hit the triangle play button at the bottom left of the webpage.

Is there an App?

No. The tour is accessible through your device’s web browser. To hear the audio from each stop hit the triangle play button at the bottom left of the webpage.

Who paid for this?

Dunfermline is a wonderfully friendly place, we hope you will discover this in the shops, restaurants and other places you visit. Local heritage partners, residents, volunteers and businesses have contributed to these tours because they want visitors and residents to have a great experience and leave with a new sense of pride about Dunfermline’s past, present and future. Please see the list of thank yous and credits for more details.

I’ve done the Tour – what’s next?

There are seven other free Digital Tours you can do immediately, they are listed at Dunfermline.Tours We also offer a free Welcome Walk weekly in the winter and Monday to Saturday in the spring and summer. If you would like to visit a local venue or stop for some food, we have some suggestions in the vicinity at the Stops and also a webage with other local suggestions of what to do next.

What other Tours are there? and who are they for?

All tours can be found at Dunfermline.Tours ; International Connections, Dunfermline’s Mysteries, Fantasy Safari (families), Dunfermline’s Soundtrack, Wellbeing in the Park, Bruce Street and Right Royal Toun.

How can I start the Tour


Where is Dunfermline?

We are just the other side of the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge 🚂Here’s the centre point of the town. Glasgow is under an hour away by 🚙. In 20 minutes we can be at Edinburgh Airport 🛬 and in Edinburgh’s centre in 30 minutes. If you are aware of What3Words map then our Mercat Cross is at: define.memo.poet

Map showing Dunfermline and location to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling

How do I get to Dunfermline?

Look at Traveline Scotland.

Where and when does Welcome Walk begin?

On the High Street, opposite Brian Beveridge Butcher Shop beside the grass area known as Gap Site. 10:30am on Monday to Saturday April to October and 10:30am on Wednesdays November to March. What3Word address alien.funny.ants or Google Map

What shops or restaurants can I visit for more information?

If it is during office hours, ask at the City Chamber’s reception desk if you can see the painting of Queen Margaret and King Malcolm. It was painted by local artist Joseph Noel Paton in the 1800s and is much-loved by the town. If you would like to explore the more of the royal links we have in Dunfermline you can find suggestions at our partner’s pageThe Seven Kings on Bridge Street links their name to the royalty buried in the Abbey Nave and share some fascinating facts on their walls. Dunfermline’s local business, Seven Kings Brewery, also names their beer to honour some of the kings believed buried in the Nave, you can find for sale at the Caledonian Craft Beer Merchant in the Maygate.

If it is raining where can I get shelter?

Dunfermline has many options to keep dry on the unusually inclement days. At the top of the High Street is the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, familiar shops with local traders selling fruit and veg, bread, sweets and soaps often available. The restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels offer food and drink of all sorts. A range of traditional, crafty, modern or themed are all around the town. If you want to stimulate the mind further there’s Fire Station Creative with its regular exhibition changes and cafe, museums and galleries in the heritage quarter and for a full family experience The Ceramic Cafe has a ball pit, ceramics to paint and cakes to eat, a short walk away. All can be found at our partner page.

Did I hear you have a Snapchat Lens?

Yes, we have a wonderful animation showing why North and South Queensferry were named. You need:

  • £20 Bank of Scotland note OR Look at Stop 11 on Royal Tour
  • Scan the Snapcode below to host the lens for 48 hours
  • Select lens and look at £20 note through the lens

What do you see?

Snapchat filter lens trigger called Queensferry X-ing by Graeme Sutherland
Queensferry Crossing Snapchat Lens

What are the other tours about?

Listen to this short audio promotion of the four other tours. We have since added Historic Bruce Street which is a look at one of Dunfermline’s oldest towns. The final tour added Wellbeing in Pittencrieff Park is a tribute to the wonderful green space at the bottom of the High Street. Activities to get involved with nature and connecting mind and body.

Dunfermline Digital Tours (40secs)
Dunfermline Chatbot Tours (40secs)

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