Culross is a fitting place to begin a walk that has ties with history and the sea. The village itself is preserved and is managed by the National Trust for Scotland. The town is said to have been founded by Saint Serf in the 6th Century and to have been the birthplace of Saint Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow.
It is worth spending a little time wandering around this little town before you set off as it has a number of important preserved buildings such as the Culross Town House, formerly used as a courthouse and prison, the 16th century Culross Palace, 17th century Study, and the remains of the Cistercian house of Culross Abbey, founded in 1217.
The tower, transepts and choir of the Abbey Church remain in use as the parish church, while the ruined cloistral buildings are cared for by Historic Scotland.
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