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The Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Culross Palace is a late 16th - early 17th century merchant's house in Culross, Fife, Scotland.The palace, or "Great Lodging", was constructed between 1597 and 1611 by Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock. Bruce was a successful merchant who had a flourishing trade with other Forth ports, the Low Countries and Sweden. He had interests in coal mining and salt production, and is credited with sinking the world's first coal mine to extend under the sea.Many of the materials used in the construction of the palace were obtained during the course of Bruce's foreign trade. Baltic pine, red pantiles, and Dutch floor tiles and glass were all used. The exterior boasts the use of crow-stepped gables, including a statue of a veiled woman posing on the gable step. The palace features fine interiors, with decorative mural and ceiling painting, 17th and 18th century furniture and a fine collection of Staffordshire and Scottish pottery.
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  • This was much better than I had expected from looking at the National Trust for Scotland website. There was a really informative introductory film which explained the history of the town. The palace i...  read more »
  • The Rob Roy hotel and bar omg what a surprise the food is out of this world and make sure you phone ahead to book a table save disappointment you will get a laugh in this kwirky bar staff very friendy...  read more »
  • Having seen "outlander" and on the way to Stirling stopped at this village really quaint as it seems to have stopped in the past times.-
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  • Lovely place to visit. Some great places to go into and enjoy. Superb parking and some great views of the Forth, Longannet power station and across the water in Grangemouth.
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