Uamh-an-Righ

The King's Cave - Bruces Cave


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Location: Above Loch Voil, Among the rocks of Craigruie, Balquhidder Glen.
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Classification:  Karst cave.
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History


Description

This area is rather famous, as it has not only a Bruce Cave (as they confess, one of many), but nearby Balquhidder was the home of Rob Roy MacGregor. There are a museum, Rob Roy's house and his grave on the local cemetery.

Balquhidder Glen, named after the village, extends to the west. A narrow road along the northern shores of Loch Voil, leads to the hamlet Craigruie. The cave is said to be located above the hamlet, between the rocks.

Of course it is possible that Robert the Bruce took shelter in this cave. The valley is rather remote, close to the main locations of the story and as good as any other location. Still there is no evidence that Robert the Bruce ever visited this place. At least: Craigruie translates Kings Rock.


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