• The historic square at the Royal Burgh of Culross
    The historic square at the Royal Burgh of Culross© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The old buildings and cobbled streets of Culross
    The old buildings and cobbled streets of Culross© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The gardens of Culross Palace
    The gardens of Culross Palace© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Hens can be found wandering the palace gardens
    Hens can be found wandering the palace gardens© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Royal Burgh of Culross and view across the Forth
    The Royal Burgh of Culross and view across the Forth© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Dumpy Hens in the palace garden
    Dumpy Hens in the palace garden© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Children can look out for the free roaming Culross Dumpy Hens
    Children can look out for the free roaming Culross Dumpy Hens © The National Trust for Scotland

The Royal Burgh of Culross is a unique survival, a town that time has passed by. It is the most complete example in Scotland today of a Burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Town House was built in 1626 and was the administrative centre of Culross with a tollbooth and witches' prison. The old buildings and cobbled streets create a fascinating time warp for visitors.

Culross was used for many different locations in the Outlander TV series in season one and two;

Season 1: The Palace Garden was used as the herb garden of Castle Leoch. Impressive CGI was used which fused the Palace Garden with the back drop of Doune Castle. The Mercat Cross stands in for village of Cranesmuir and is where the little boy had his ear pinned to the Tron and where Claire pretended to faint so Jamie could rescue the little boy. You'll spy Claire walking down here in a few different scenes in series 1. You'll also spot this is where Geillis gets brutally carried up to be burned as a witch. The Study building is Geillis Duncan's House. The Palace Withdrawing Room was used at Geillis’s withdrawing room and there is a famous shot of Claire standing holding a goblet looking out at Cranesmuir.

Season 2: The Palace Courtyard and main stairway was used as a village encampment where Claire pulls the tooth from a Scottish woman and Murtagh waits on Jamie finishing a meeting with Prince Charles. Look out for the colour of the Palace! The Palace High Hall was used for the Jacobite meeting where Jamie swears his oath to Prince Charlie. The Palace’s Kings Room was used as Jamie and Claire’s bedroom while visiting a village. The Palace’s Kitchen and Pantry was used as a tavern and the Bennet House was used as the outside of the tavern.

Please come and visit us to see where Jamie and Claire once stood. Follow the link for more information... http://www.nts.org.uk/Outlander/Culross-Palace/.

All visitors should go to the Townhouse for ticket purchase prior to entering the Palace area.

If you fancy a beautiful walk, then Culross is the place to come. You can purchase a tour map of the village from the NTS shop and also walk to the beautiful De Villa forest nearby. For more info on the forest walk, click on link: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/devilla

Culross Guidebook

Culross Guidebook

This picturesque Royal Burgh on the northern shore of the Forth is a complete community preserved as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today you can visit Culross Palace and view its splendid collection of interiors, …

Culross Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

03 Dec
  • Palace: Closed
  • Garden: Closed
  • Shop: Closed
  • Town Tours: Closed
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If you would like access to the Palace or Garden out-with the opening hours please contact us in advance on 01383 880 359 to arrange. (please arrange at least 10 days in advance)
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £17.50
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Gold
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star