Haunted Culross Abbey
Culross Abbey is a fine example of a former Cistercian Abbey in Culross. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Culross.
It’s still used as the local parish church by the Church of Scotland.
The abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, and was first colonised by monks from the Kinloss Abbey.
Culross may have been chosen to establish an abbey because this was the birthplace of Saint Mungo.
It is evident that the abbey was built over the earlier Pictish church – supposedly founded by Saint Serf in the 6th century – as witnessed by the presence in the ruined Cistercian church of early medieval carved stones.