Culross Palace, Townhouse & Study

Historic Buildings & Homes

Culross, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 8JH

    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.

    The Town House, once the legal and commercial centre of Culross, is also open to visitors as is the Study, where Bishop Leighton of Dunblane reputedly composed his sermons.

    A DVD about Culross and its inhabitants can be viewed in Culross Palace. The site is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland.

    4 Historic House
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    All year, daily, 10-5

    Palace, Study and Town House:
    28 March to 31 May, Thurs-Mon, 12-5
    1 June to 31 August, daily, 12-5
    1 September to 30 September, Thurs-Mon
    1 October to 31 October, Fri-Mon, 12-4

    Note: Access to the Study and Town House is by guided tour only. Tours depart from the palace reception at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 (no 3.30 in Oct) Tours last approx. 45 mins. Last entry to the palace 45 mins before closing.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site There are café/ restaurant facilities within the village. The Biscuit Café is close to our gift shop where you can enjoy great tea, coffee and cake.
    • Shop The gift shop sells confectionery, a large range of preserves, books, toiletries, toys and local souvenirs.


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

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

    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)


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Braille
      • Large print (at least 14 point)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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