Culross Travel Guide

  • Street scene, Culross, UK.
    Street scene, Culross, UK.
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  • Statue of Lord Cochrane, Culross, UK.
    Statue of Lord Cochrane, Culross, UK.
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  • Statue of Lord Cochrane, Culross, UK.
    Statue of Lord Cochrane, Culross, UK.
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Culross Things to Do

  • Statue to a remarkable man.

    I must admit that the last thing I expected to see walking through a quaintly historic Scottish village was a Chilean flag but that is exactly what I noticed in the middle of Culross. It was flying alongside it's Scottish counterpart beside a rather fine looking bust atop a plinth. Intrigued, I went to investigate and in doing so I learned a little...

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  • Go for a walk.

    As I mentioned in my introductory page for Culross, I visited on an off-season Tuesday which meant that the main historical buildings that are administered by the National Trust in Scotland but it was still a great experience just to wander about the streets looking at the old buildings and soaking in the atmosphere. Obviously, a little planning...

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  • Culross Palace & Gardens

    Culross Palace is the grand name for the old Merchant's House, there are two houses both restored to their original colour of Mustard Yellow. The houses were built by Sir George Bruce in 1591 and 1611. Historic Scotland restored both buildings before handing them into the care of The National Trust for Scotland. We didn't see the museum as it was...

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  • Step back into the past

    I loved wandering around the old cobbled streets in the old town of Culross. The houses date from 1577 the date of the oldest building among many in this quaint place with steet names to conjure with such as Cat's Close and Tanner's Brae. The Study built in 1610 was used by the Bishop Leighton of Dunblane as his private study on his occassional...

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  • The Town House

    The Townhouse was the meeting place of the Town Council who met in the rooms of the first floor of the building up until reorganisation of Fife council in 1975. The lower rooms were used as a prison in very early days. The Townhouse is built in a flemish style and was constructed in 1625. Today it is in the care of The National Trust for Scotland...

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  • Culross Abbey

    Culross Abbey was founded by Malcolm Earl of Fife for a Cistercian community of Monks in 1217. The first monks arrived from Kinloss Abbey with Sir Hugh a prior of Kinloss who became the Abbey's first Abbot. After the reformation the cloisters were abandoned, the monastic choir and transepts became Culross's Parish Church in 1633 it has remained a...

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Culross Restaurants

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    by scottishvisitor Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    The Red Lion is the only pub/restaurant in Culross that I saw anyway. A nice homely quiet bar serving meals from noon till 21.00 hours. The atmosphere is relaxed with touches of the town's history seen through photographs which line the stone walls. Service is quick and friendly, the menu is varied with steak being the house speciallty (evenings only). A nice place to take a break and have a coffee.

    Favorite Dish: I had a nice cool glass of Caffe Latte Cappuccino and a delicious custard tart topped with fresh fruit, hubby chose a cup of Earl Grey Tea and a cheese toastie

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Culross Shopping

  • Pottery Lessons here

    The Pottery Shop with its resident potters Camilla and Val makes all its own pottery in kilns at the back of the shop. Pottery classes for adults and children are offered on a regular basis. They sell some fine pieces wonderfully decorated or just plain coloured with embossed designs. I liked the little teapots with matching cup and saucer - Tea...

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  • A Post Office & so much more

    As well as having all the facilities of any UK Post Office, the shop has an off licence selling beer wine and spirits. They have a wide selection of newspapers and magazines as well as a good selection of groceries and household products. I bought some postcards and a few greetings cards featuring local designs and the town name. Depends on what...

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Culross Local Customs

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    by scottishvisitor Updated Mar 6, 2007

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    On leaving the car park in Culross the first thing we spotted was the Brazilian flag flying against a bright blue sky along side the Scottish Saltire flag. Curiousity got the better of me and we soon found out why. Thomas Alexander Cochrane the 10th. Earl of Dundonald led the fledgling Brazilian Navy in their struggle for independence. His links to Culross go back to old mining days when he was involved in the design of the Caisssons system which was used here to extract coal from under the River Forth. As a Member of Parliament he was responsible for the abolition of underground mine working for women and girls. For his efforts he achieved the honorary rank of Rear Admiral of the United Kingdom. Cochrane died in 1860 and is buried in West Minster Abbey.

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Culross Off The Beaten Path

  • LINLITHINGOW

    This is a simply beautiful place - made all the nicer by the lovely Verger who welcomed us on Easter Sunday - lovely gent who made our holiday who gave us so much helpful info - and there was no charge for taking photos in the church - the town is nice as well

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  • CULROSS

    Sorry to disappoint you guys, but we've just come back from visiting Culross - to put it bluntly its an absolute dump - unless you like seeing the views of an oil refinery when you're parking your car. There is absolutely nothing there - don't waste your time visiting it - there are plenty more beautiful places in Scotland to visit - try the...

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