Inside Culross Abbey Church by Tom Gomez

Inside Culross Abbey Church by 

Culross Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey in Culross, Fife, Scotland.

The Abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, Mormaer or Earl of Fife, and was first colonised by monks from Kinloss Abbey. Culross may have been chosen to establish an Abbey because this was the birth place 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 and from a ninth-century reference to a Church of St Serf at Culross (Cuileann Ros) in a Gaelic list of the mothers of various saints..

The Tower, Transepts and Choir of the Abbey Church remain in use as the Parish Church, while the ruined Claustral buildings are cared for by Historic Scotland.

The town of Culross, pronounced “Coo-ros”, (Gaelic: Cuileann Ros_) is a former Royal Burghburgh.

Originally the town served as a port city on the Firth of Forth and is believed to have been founded by Saint Serf during the 6th century.

Culross Abbey Church is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 23960).

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Two RAW image, individually Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro then Photomerged in Photoshop Elements 8.

Related shots can be found at: Culross, Fife or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Tom.

  • Thank you so much Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture and editing Tom – Love this very much, picture perfect methinks! Instant fave (twice if I could!) S:)x

  • Thank you so much Sandra, we have some fantastic old churches in the UK …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Braedene
    Braedeneover 4 years ago

    Oh tremendous capture – lighting super Tom- angle catches the whole ambience. great shot.

  • Thank you so much Liz, it is a lovely church …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    We do indeed…..S:)x

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 4 years ago

    Great textures and colours Tom – faved

  • Cheers Dave, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

    HELUAover 4 years ago

    Beautiful building, lovely colours! Great shot, Tom!!x

  • Thank you so much Helua …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago


  • Cheers Jase, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    So beautiful Tom lovely details

  • Thank you kindly Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    This is fabulous Tom

  • Thank you Lyn, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 4 years ago

    Outstanding work!

  • Thank you kindly Vadim …

    – Tom Gomez

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