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St Ninian`s Cave

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St Ninian`s Cave


St Ninian`s Cave – a journey back in time.

On the shores of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway, slightly to the north of Burrowhead (famed for the burning of The Wickerman) lies St Ninian`s Cave.

St Ninian`s Cave can only be reached by foot and the easiest approach is by walking down an excellent footpath through a leafy glen from Physgill then along the pebbly shore to the cave. There are great views towards the Isle of Man and many opportunities for wildlife spotting – including grey seals. It is also possible to walk from Burrowhead, mainly along a cliff path although this approach is 4.5 miles one way.

While it is not a commercial attraction in that there is no admission charge or gift shop, St Ninian`s Cave has excellent reviews on TripAdvisor which may be of interest.

St Ninian`s Cave is believed to have been St Ninian`s retreat and in the 1800`s various crosses were found and removed to the museum at nearby Whithorn.






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