The beautiful village of Culross is a magical place. Restored by the National Trust for Scotland, its lovely winding medieval streets are lined with characterful old buildings with distinctive red tiled roofs.
The whole village is a tourist attraction in itself, but some buildings that standout are the 16th century merchants house of Culross Palace, restored to its original yellow ochre appearance, and the wonderful old Town House with its looming tower.
Culross was a historic harbour town overlooking the Firth of Forth, with an important monastery founded in the 13th century, Culross Abbey is now ruined, but the beautiful remains and adjoining Abbey church are well worth a visit.
In strange contrast, the village looks out across the water to the modern Grangemouth oil refineries in the far distance, but turn your head and it is easy to imagine life as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries.
With Edinburgh being so close, it is a must-see, also enjoy days out in Dunfermline and on to explore the Firth of Forth
Towns Near Culross To Visit - straight line distance:Bo'ness (2.78 miles) Airth (5.52 miles) Linlithgow (5.54 miles) Clackmannan (5.95 miles)
Culross Abbey Ruined abbey founded in 1217.
Culross Palace Beautiful 16th century manor house in the heart of this historic restored village.