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.

New for 2015, our retail and admissions area is now located at the Townhouse ground floor along with a new exhibition/tourist information space. All visitors should go to the Townhouse for ticket purchase prior to entering the Palace area

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

26 Apr
  • Palace: 12.00 - 17:00
  • Study: 13.30, 14.30, 15.30
  • Town House: 13.30, 14.30, 15.30
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
  • 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