DAYTRIP – Culross

Dunimarle Castle

Across the water for a day in Culross

As much as we love Edinburgh, it’s always nice to escape the city boundaries and explore nearby towns and villages.

Our chosen destination for the day was Culross, a former royal burgh in Fife.  Haar prevented us enjoying the Firth of Forth views that you can normally experience, but we didn’t let it stop us spending the day here.

We did a circular walk, starting from the car park (free) beside the railway line and passed Dunimarle Castle (private) and up into the woodlands before taking a right past some church remains and back down into town via Culross Abbey (free).   Information boards can help you choose your route.

We had a delicious light lunch at the Biscuit Cafe before exploring Culross Palace (admissions apply, free to members). It was fascinating to explore this late 16th century merchant’s house and its herb gardens with clear views out to the water.  Photography is not allowed in the property.

A wander round the different streets and lanes with colourful house designs, brought our 5 hour visit to an end.

Well worth a visit across the water.

Views from the terraces in Culross Palace

Colourful streets to explore

Culross Gallery and Biscuit Cafe

Culross Palace exterior

Culross Abbey

Culross building

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