Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
OS Reference:   NS988862
Address:   Kirk Street, Culross, KY12 8JB
Local Authority:   Fife
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Built on the site of a Celtic Christian Culdee church. Abbey founded in 1217 by Malcolm, 7th Earl of Fife; dedicated to St Mary and St Serf. Much of the original building remains, although a great deal of it is in ruins. The monks’ choir forms the present parish church, in continuous use since 1633. Modernised in 1824 and restored in 1905 by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson. Many features of interest.

Culross Abbey Church is a Destination Hub on the St Mungo Pilgrim Journey.


Sundays: 11.30am.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily, summer 10.00am-dusk, winter 10.00am-4.00pm


Access for partially abled

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Culross Abbey


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