It was worth the effort. The magnificent church is still used and I had great fun climbing the rail of the monastery ruins to have a look at what would have been the dining hall.
We, however, dined at the wonderful Red Lion Inn – a fabulous building dating from the late 16th century. Excellent food and ambience – fortunately we booked a table before getting there as it was inundated with people being turned away.
It’s a real step into the past, wandering through the streets of Culross with its many painted dwelling houses beautifully restored, many of them with the date above the lintel.
I mention the Town Building as well in my novel but won’t say why! Better get on with it, now that it’s well past half way as I have a lot to sort out with the story yet. It’s good to get away from the desk though and I always feel more inspired afterwards.