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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

We want you to enjoy your visit to Culross – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


All tickets can be booked at the Townhouse shop on the day of your visit. Please note that we will offer timed slots (every 15 minutes) for entry to Culross Palace and Garden (this applies to all visitors, including members).

What to expect during your visit

To keep everyone safe, we have:

  • Provided hand sanitiser throughout the Palace, garden and shop
  • Created a one-way system throughout the Palace
  • Reduced the number of toilet facilities to ensure social distancing
  • Limited the number of people within the Palace, garden and shop at one time
  • Implemented regular cleaning protocols throughout the property

To keep everyone safe, we ask that you:

  • Do not linger in the Palace courtyard
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Wear a face covering within the Palace, shop and toilets
  • Avoid touching items unless necessary
  • Observe social distancing guidance

By booking your tickets with us, you are agreeing to adhere to the points as above; and you will not attend Culross if you, or anyone in your household, is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been requested to self-isolate.


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

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.

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.

Disabled parking is available at the west car park and there are drop-off points at Culross Palace and the Town House.

Accessible toilet

There is an audio tour on the history of Culross.

Baby changing

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.

Toilet

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, garden and shop

Please note that the shop will close 10 minutes before the Palace. *On Mon 4, Tues 5 and Weds 6 October the Palace and garden will be closed for filming. The shop and toilets will remain open.*

1 Jan–25 Apr, closed 26 Apr–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 4pm) Current period1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 3pm) 1 Nov–31 Mar 2022, closed

Entry prices

Palace & Garden
Adult
£10.50
Family
£24.50
One adult family
£18.00
Concession
£7.50

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50