The Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross

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  • This is not a castle for royalty, but the lavish (for the times) home of an astute, successful businessman. Having recognized that the "magic" burning rock of coal could both be harnessed as energy, a...  more »
  • Lots of charm for this "Palace" (in reality, a beautiful mansion of the XVII century). Very nice restoration. Magnificent ceiling painted (wooden). Very poetic garden / garden in terraces, with the most beautiful view on the roofs of Culross and the Firth.
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  • Was on holiday at the Scottish Mining Trust in Culross and went to the palace for a day out. Fantastic historic place, looks like the town time forgot. Very small and quaint, beautiful but not a great deal to do here, apart from the historical features. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the palace. They have a short video for you to view before you start the tour and then we just walked round the palace ourselves, no guided tour but there are signs dotted about that direct on which way to go so that you can take in all the rooms and finish the tour back where you started. Would highly recommend if you are interested in history, not just the palace but the whole town. There is also conservation work being carried out on other houses in the town. Very interesting and beautiful town.
  • We visited here because it featured in outlander and because we're members of the national trust. Lovely wee place. A nice wee vegetarian restaurant that will serve you a bacon roll if you ask for it. Rather pricey though, but there are other cafes too.
  • If you are thinking about going just do it already! A guided tour of this old town will cost you less than a pint of beer and is a bargain. The information given won't overload you but will give a great impression of how the town and the wider community would have been. The buildings and streets have been preserved or restored to how they would have been nearly 500 years ago. A fascinating place.
  • Quaint, old fashioned, small village with cobble stoned streets winding between the small buildings. Palace only open at certain times but tiered garden at rear is still accessible. Garden is well maintained and offers good views across the village and the Forth river. Few coffee places on the lower reaches of the village otherwise steep walk to the Abbey at the top, passing one of the few tourist shops. Plenty of free parking on the river front a short walk from the village centre. Apparently the village was used for outside scenes in Outlander. When the tide is out and the shores accessible you can walk downstream a reasonable distance.
  • An amazing day out. Like going back in time. Make sure you walk up the hill to see the church.

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