This picturesque Royal Burgh on the northern shore of the Forth is a complete community, preserved as it was in the 16th century and 17th century.
Today, you can visit Culross Palace and imagine what it would have been like to live within the splendid interiors, featuring painted woodwork, and 17th and 18th century furniture. There is also a fine collection of Staffordshire and Scottish pottery. A DVD about Culross and its inhabitants can be viewed in the palace.
The herbs, vegetables and fruit trees in the palace gardens would all have been found in an early 17th century garden, as would the Scots Dumpy hens who supply eggs for the Bessie Bar tearoom.
The Town House
The Town House, once the legal and commercial centre of Culross, is also open to visitors. Upstairs, the fine Georgian interior of the council chambers often houses exhibitions, whilst next door is the old courtroom. Downstairs in the shop is the debtor's cell, where unlike previous occupants, you may decide only to spend a few moments!
Elsewhere, you can visit the Study, where Bishop Leighton of Dumblane reputedly composed his sermons. Also in the village are the ruins of St. Mungo's Chapel, the Abbey and the old monastery.
Additional Information:Guide book and video in French and German. Explanatory text in Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, SpanishWheelchair access to most of exhibition and ground floor of Palace ToiletBaby changing facilities, storage for pushchairs, baby hip carriers availableTearoomParking
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