Royal Burgh of CulrossWritten by Administrator
The Town House was built in 1626 and was the administrative centre of Culross with a tollbooth and witches' prison.
Culross offers a look into the past. You can wander the medieval streets and imagine the girdles being made, the coal mining, the salt panning and the hustle and bustle of a thriving 17th-century port on the River Forth.
The palace garden is full of herbs, fruit and vegetables (available to buy in season), which visitors can roam round, hopefully also meeting our dumpy hens! By popular request, you will now find information cards in the garden. A photo will help to identify the plants, and, since all the plants in the garden were known and grown in the 17th century, some information is given on what they were used for during that period.
The Town House was once the legal and commercial centre for the town - upstairs, the fine Georgian interior of the council chambers often houses exhibitions, whilst next door is the old courtroom. The Study is where Bishop Leighton of Dunblane reputedly composed his sermons, and can offer a stunning view of the Forth.
As you walk round the town, the ruins of St Mungo’s chapel can be seen, along with the abbey and the old monastery as well as the West Kirk. It is run by the National Trust for Scotland and for more information including opening hours and admission fees please see website.