Castle in Scotland logo

Search for castles in Scotland

Scottish Castles

Bullet Point Aberdeenshire
Bullet Point Angus and Dundee
Bullet Point Argyll and Bute
Bullet Point Ayrshire and Arran
Bullet Point Dumfries and Galloway
Bullet Point Edinburgh and the Lothians
Bullet Point Fife
Bullet Point Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Bullet Point Hebrides and Isles
Bullet Point Highlands
Bullet Point Perthshire
Bullet Point Scottish Borders
Bullet Point Stirlingshire

Local information

Accommodation in Fife
Fife Council
Information all about Fife

Culross Palace, Fife

Location: KY12 8JH (map and directions)

Culross Palace, located in the town of Culross, near Valleyfield, was constructed between 1597 and 1611 by Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock, who was a very successful merchant in international trade, especially coal mining, and the materials used in the construction of Culross came from foreign trade, including Baltic pine and Dutch floor tiles.

Culross Palace, Fife copyright Murdo from Picasa
Culross Palace © Murdo from Picasa

History of Culross Palace

The Palace was never a royal residence, instead a private home during the 16th and 17th centuries at a time when the then flourishing royal burgh of Culross had in part Sir George Bruce to thank. James VI visited the Palace in 1617.

Culross Palace is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, who has re-created a model 17th century home and garden where even the herbs, vegetables and fruit trees are those that would have been found in the early 1600s. Culross is open to the public.

Map and directions

View Culross Palace in a larger map

Other castles in Fife

Bullet Point Aberdour Castle
Bullet Point Balgonie Castle
Bullet Point Culross Palace
Bullet Point Dunimarle Castle
Bullet Point Falkland Castle
Bullet Point Falkland Palace
Bullet Point Fernie Castle
Bullet Point Fordell Castle
Bullet Point Halyard's Palace
Bullet Point Kellie Castle
Bullet Point Lordscairnie Castle
Bullet Point MacDuff's Castle
Bullet Point Myres Castle
Bullet Point Newark Castle
Bullet Point Pitreavie Castle
Bullet Point Pittarthie Castle
Bullet Point Ravenscraig Castle
Bullet Point Rossend Castle
Bullet Point Rosyth Castle
Bullet Point Scotstarvit Tower
Bullet Point Seafield Tower
Bullet Point St. Andrew's Castle
Bullet Point Tulliallan Castle
Bullet Point Wemyss Castle

Aberdeenshire | Angus & Dundee | Argyll & Bute | Ayrshire & Arran | Dumfries & Galloway | Edinburgh & the Lothians | Fife | Glasgow & Clyde Valley | Hebrides & Isles | Highlands | Perthshire | Scottish Borders | Stirlingshire
Home | Contact | Sitemap 2010