The Kingdom of Fife

Royal Burgh of Culross

Step into the past along the cobbled streets of a picturesque village with its own ochre-coloured palace

Planning your visit

All tickets can be booked at the Townhouse shop on the day of your visit. Please note that entry numbers are limited to 8 people every 15 minutes, from 10am until 4pm (this applies to all visitors, including members). This is to limit the loading capacity on the old wooden beams in the Palace.

Buy freshly grown seasonal herbs, fruit and vegetables from the organic Palace Garden.

Only assistance dogs are permitted inside Culross Palace and the Palace Garden.

We welcome children of all ages, but we ask that buggies are stored in our safe place while you explore the property.

There are a number of local shops and galleries for you to visit.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for more helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions. If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by telephone on 01383 880359.

Facilities & access

  • There are cobbled streets throughout the town.
  • Culross Palace, Study and Town House are unsuitable for visitors with limited mobility due to uneven surfaces and spiral staircases, but the palace garden may be suitable, with difficulty, for wheelchairs.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Accessible toilet
Baby changing

Children will enjoy taking the Culross Dumpy Hen quiz around the Palace; spotting the Lego figures in each room as they explore the many nooks and crannies of the Palace; exploring the quirky and multi-level Palace Garden and smelling herbs such as lavender and thyme; and making a paper flower.

Town tours and Palace tours are available on selected days. Please see the opening times below for more information.


Enjoy the delicious coffee and cakes in Bessie’s Café.

Parking is free for members.

The west car park is 200m from Culross Palace. Coach parking is available ¾ mile from Culross Palace but there’s a drop-off and pick-up point outside the palace.

Play area

Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the village and Palace as there’s a lot to see and do! 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. The Palace allows you to enjoy your tour at your own pace.

We love Outlander! The streets of Culross have appeared many times in this hit TV series. Follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire.

You can also view our wide range of great gift ideas and Outlander-inspired products at our online shop.


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

Opening times

Palace and garden

From April to October, guided town tours: Fri–Sun, 14.00 | Please note that all guided tours are subject to be cancelled at short notice due to unexpected staff shortages, so please call ahead on the day to check if these will be running.

Current period 29 Mar–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.00)

Current period 29 Mar–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–16.45 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–15.45
Bessie’s Café

Please note Bessie’s Café is closed on Wednesdays. | Last orders at 15.30

Current period 28 Mar–31 Oct, Thu–Tue, 10.00–16.00

Entry prices

Palace & Garden
One adult family
Young Scot
Town Tour
Garden only

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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