One of Scotland's most picturesque towns, the history of the Royal Borough of Culross stretches back as far as the 6th century and is the closest thing to a 16th century time capsule anywhere in Scotland. The National Trust for Scotland has helped with the sensitive renovation of the whitewashed, crow-stepped-gabled and red-tiled buildings that so delight the locals and visitors alike.
Notable buildings include Culross Town House (formerly used as a courthouse and prison), the 16th century Culross Palace, the 17th century Study and Culross Abbey.
In the centre of Culross there is a memorial to one of it's most famous sons, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scotland's most outstanding naval hero.
Culross is one of the starting points for the Fife Pilgrim Way and is on the Fife Coastal Path.