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Kirk Street, Culross KY12, Scotland
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Culross Abbey is a wee bit of a hike up the steep hill, but is an interesting and attractive old building. And if you still have a bit of puff left, the old church is just a wee bit further up. And as an added...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Culross Abbey and the remains of it's Cistercian Monastery dating back to around AD1200 are set above the town on a steep road which will test your stamina - or your driving depending upon how you chose to get there. The ruins are maintained by...More

Thank Rantinrover
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a cute little abbey. It had a nice section that was full of history about the abbey and the area. Laid out very well! There is a small little café next-door that is attached and have drinks and small plates.

Thank StefJax
Reviewed September 3, 2018

It's worth making the short but steep walk up the partly cobbled hill to view the abbey ruins and the kirk, complete with family memorials. If you don't mind heights, the view from the top of a steep metal stairway (more like a giant ladder)...More

Thank Stan A
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It’s a steep climb to the abbey but the reward is a memorable visit to the ruins of the former home of Cistercian monks. Walking round the remains of the old stone walls stirs the imagination; ghosts of monks going about their daily chores (a...More

Thank morecambebay_10
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Long walk up to get there , but wonderful once you get there. Good for Outlander fans. Nice pub nearby for food.

Thank jo4578
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Abbey is up a steep hill. The cistercian monks had a bit of a tough life... But no tougher than the townsfolk. Abbey was founded in 1200s and still has a certain charm. Free to visit.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Really nice Abbey to visit, great architecture, great history ( its connected to the Bruce family) and its free to enter into. Remember its a church so there will be services held here on certain days. Its quite a walk up to it from the...More

Thank berglas71
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We opted to visit the abbey rather than Culross palace because the woman selling tickets in the city's visitor centre was rather rude to us, but I would not have wanted to miss this! We drove up the very narrow, cobbled streets to get here,...More

Thank Tamara B
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Used in outlander as the Black Kirk. A Benedictine monestary. Free to visit and explore the grounds.

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