NR8830 : Entrance to King's Cave

near to Torbeg, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

Entrance to King's Cave
Entrance to King's Cave
If you believe the legend, this is the cave in which King Robert the Bruce was hiding from the English army, watching a spider repeatedly failing to get across a gap in the rock to attach its web. Eventually the spider succeeded, and Bruce was inspired by the idea, 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again'. He left his hiding place, rallied his supporters, and eventually triumphed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Last time I was here, the gate was locked, but today it was open, allowing visitors access to the interior.
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2012
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Sunday, 16 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 29 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 8843 3093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.5673N 5:21.2129W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 8841 3091
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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