• 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

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.

Close your eyes and you can almost hear the calls of medieval street vendors selling their wares and the clang of hammers on metal as the Hammermen of Culross fashioned the famous girdles.

Explore the beautiful refurbished Palace which dates from 1597 - imagine what it would have been like to live within the splendid interiors, featuring painted woodwork, and 17th- and 18th-century furniture.

Take a wander around the reconstructed early 17th-century palace garden, perhaps meeting the Scots Dumpy hens who supply eggs for the Bessie Bar tearoom.

     


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

25 Oct
  • Palace: 12.00 - 16.00
  • Last entry: 15.15
  • Study: 12.00 - 16.00
  • Town House: 12.00 - 16.00
  • Garden: 9.00 - Sunset
  • Bessie's Tearoom: 12.00 - 15.00
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

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

5 day weather forecast

  • Sat 25/10 : Patchy rain nearby 13°C 13°C 25/10
  • Sun 26/10 : Patchy rain nearby 13°C 13°C 26/10
  • Mon 27/10 : Patchy rain nearby 16°C 16°C 27/10
  • Tue 28/10 : Sunny 14°C 14°C 28/10
  • Wed 29/10 : Sunny 9°C 9°C 29/10