Places to visit

Royal Burgh of Culross

Royal Burgh of Culross

One of the most picturesque villages in Scotland with cobbled streets and ochre-coloured palace

  • The streets of Culross have appeared many times in the hit US TV series Outlander.

  • Explore Culross Palace, with its tiny rooms, connecting passageways and painted ceilings.

  • Buy freshly grown seasonal herbs, fruit and vegetables from the organic palace garden.

  • Wander along charming, peaceful streets which were once full of the hustle and bustle of a thriving 17th-century port on the River Forth.

Culross is Scotland's most complete example of a burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries.

White-harled houses with red-tiled roofs line the steep cobbled streets which run from the market cross to the hilltop abbey. In the centre is the ochre-coloured palace with its beautifully reconstructed period garden, complete with herbs, fruit and vegetables, and rare Scots Dumpy hens. Get a sense of what it would have been like to live in Culross Palace in its prime, with original painted woodwork and beautifully restored 17th and 18th-century interiors.

It's little wonder that Culross is acknowledged as one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland - or that it's so often used as a film and television location.