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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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Please note that last entry to the Palace and Gardens is 45 minutes before closing time, and the shop will close 10 minutes before the Palace. 

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: 01383 880359.


See full accessibility information
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Children’s activities
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hot drinks
Play area

Opening times

1 Apr–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed Last entry to Palace 45 minutes before closing time.
Town Tours
1 Apr–18 Apr, daily, 14:00 23 Apr–31 Oct, Mon–Sat, 14:00 Current period1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed Maximum of 16 people per tour. £3 for members (£4 for non-members + Palace admission ticket). No Town Tour on Sundays.
1 Apr–30 Sept, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, Mon–Fri, 10.00–16.00 Last entry to Garden 45 minutes before closing time.
1 Apr–30 Sept, daily, 10.00–16.50 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–15.50 Current period1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed The shop will close 10 minutes before the Palace closes.

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking is available at the west car park and there are drop-off points at Culross Palace and the Town House.
  • An accessible toilet is available.
  • 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.
  • Braille and large-print guides of the Palace, Study and Town House are available. 
  • There is an audio tour and a subtitled video on the history of Culross.

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.