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Culross Abbey

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Address: Kirk Street, Culross KY12 , Scotland
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History back to the middle ages

What a gem this Abbey is with its Crusiform shape a sense of peace when you enter lovely for contemplation. This has been a well kept Abbey with some really nice stained glass... read more

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a gem this Abbey is with its Crusiform shape a sense of peace when you enter lovely for contemplation. This has been a well kept Abbey with some really nice stained glass window and Impressive memorials to Sir Robert Preston and Sir George Bruce A quiet church graveyard with many gravestones going back a couple of hundred years

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East Leake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

After a wander around the ruins of the abbey (interesting enough in itself) we entered the abbey proper. At the time we were the only people in the building and the sense of calm was lovely. It's not massive, flashy or overly pretty but it is well worth a visit.

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Trapani, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Really old church. The ruins have something magical and the old church keeps its ancient charming. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely old ruins which are free to enter, be careful on a wet day as very slippy, you can just imagine what it was like when it was in its entirety, if the church is open Also worth a visit, some interesting reading

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We ended up at the kirk through a waking loop around the entire town, through local walking ways. (There is also a steeper and more direct way up.) The place is holy ground: serene, peaceful and lovely. Take your time! Don't hurry and just check it off the list. Have tea at the tea shop...enjoy the old trees, breathe the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A wee climb up from the center of Culross takes you to the Abbey and ruins. Free entry, well preserved and pick up an information leaflet at the door that tells you about the history of the 12th century Abbey. top highlights for me were the stained glass windows and the crypts in the back room. The grave yard opposite... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A well maintained and very interesting historic Abbey with lots of information to read about it's past. Incredible to think it's been there since the 12th century. Would definitely recommend a visit to the Abbey Tea Room too for a cuppa or light lunch. Very friendly and comfortable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Climb to the top of the road. Take in the view. See the ruins and take in the Abbey and cemetery! Worth the trip from Glasgow.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just a tad too ruined - not much left - but what there is is worth seeing. Climb the stairs for a decent view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The ruins of part of this abbey are beautiful and the Abbey itself really has charm. I loved the memorial for Sir George Bruce and his family.

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