Culross Palace, Fife, Scotland.

This evening, I am providing information on Culross in Fife, a colourful and enchanting small town dating back to the 17th century and now under management of heritage organisation, The National Trust for Scotland.

Culross, Fife, Scotland

The name is derived from cuileann, a Gaelic word for holly.

Location is about twenty-three miles N.W. of Edinburgh on the north bank of the Firth of Forth, an estuary or bay.

Culross is characterised by red-tiled (pantile) roofed houses which line the cobbled streets.

Culross domestic architecture.

Narrow, cobbled street at Culross, Fife.

At Culross there are some twenty buildings owned by the Trust noteworthy of which are:

  • The impressive Palace. This features high quality, painted woodwork, barrel-vaulted ceilings and an interior virtually unchanged since the 17th century.

Culross Palace Garden

  • A ruined abbey dating back to the 13th. century.

Culross Abbey, Scotland.

The local wealth was derived from coal mining and salt extraction.

A fascinating site at any time.  Views of the Firth of Forth (waterfront)  adds an extra dimension.

Video clip of Culross.

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