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We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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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 the garden – 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 note that from Monday 6 July there will be a one way system in operation when visiting the garden, with no access to wheelchairs or buggies due to the new exit route having a number of stairs.


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 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. 

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 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

Current period20 Mar 2020–31 Mar 2021, closed
Town tours

Current period20 Mar 2020–31 Mar 2021, closed
Garden

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Mar 2021, closed
Shop

Current period20 Mar 2020–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

Palace
Adult
£10.50
Family
£24.50
One adult family
£18.00
Concession
£7.50
Garden
Adult
£3.50
Child
£3.50

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50