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Royal Burgh of Culross

Relive the domestic life of the 16th and 17th centuries amid the old buildings and cobbled streets of the fascinating Royal Burgh of Culross.

location Culross
KY12 8JH

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Relive the domestic life of the 16th and 17th centuries amid the old buildings and cobbled streets of the fascinating Royal Burgh of Culross. Explore the beautiful refurbished palace with its decorative painted ceilings and furnishings of the period. Behind the palace is the restored 17th century garden, complete with herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.

Join our thrice-daily walking tours where you can also see the Town House, once the legal and commercial centre of Culross, and the Study, where Bishop Leighton of Dunblane reputedly composed his sermons. Our expert guides will also give you insight into the greater history of Culross from being the birthplace of St Mungo to the childhood residence of Admiral Thomas Cochrane (the "Sea Wolf", and the inspiration for C.S. Forester's 'Hornblower' character)

Outlander fans can see filming locations such as Geillis Duncan's parlour (The Palace's Withdrawing Room), Castle Leoch's herb garden (The Palace Gardens) and Cranesmuir's village square (The Study/Mercat Cross).

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We encourage our visitors, where possible, to travel to the property by the most sustainable means possible.

The Fife Coastal Path runs through Culross (there is bike storage available outside of Bessie Bar Tea Room), the number 78 bus from Dunfermline runs through the village every hour and we have coach drop off points and parking.

Culross is 12 miles west of the Forth Road Bridge, 4 miles east of the Kincardine Bridge, 6 miles west of Dunfermline and 15 miles west of Edinburgh city centre.

By bus
Stagecoach run several services that stop at Culross Palace:
71 - Dunfermline - Cairneyhill - Inverkeithing
74 - Dunfermline - Oakley - Blairhall/Steelend - Falkirk
78 - Dunfermline - Highvalleyfield - Stirling
The number 78 service is the only bus that runs through Culross every hour; tel 01383 621249<

First Bus also run a service from Edinburgh to Dunfermline; tel 0871 200 2233

By train
From Dunfermline train station (6 miles), take the Stagecoach bus 71, 74 or 78, which all stop at Culross Palace. Numbers 71 and 78 depart from James Street in Dunfermline, whilst number 74 departs from Dunfermline bus station.
There is also a station at Falkirk (12 miles)

By road
Culross is off the A985, 12 miles west of the Forth Road Bridge.

By bike
National Cycle Route 76 passes through Culross. Bike storage available outside of Bessie Bar Tea Room next to the Palace
The Culross - Cairneyhill - Torry Bay Fife Millennium Cycle Ways Project is a 13.5 mile cycle route starting at Culross East car park. To obtain cycle maps around Fife contact VisitScotland at St Andrews on 01334 472021.

Ordnance Survey Ref: NS985859

For more information visit the Stagecoach website
Call First ScotRail on 0845 601 5929 or visit their website
Call the Sustrans Information Line on 0845 113 0065 or visit their website.
Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233 for full public transport information


We continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of our overall operations. You can help us to be greener by abiding by our green guidelines.

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  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50
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