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Culross historic town, Fife, Scotland


Culross lies off the main roads through Fife in Eastern Scotland, but it’s well worth going out of your way to make a visit.  Whilst Edinburgh is the city with the best preserved collection of buildings from the 17th century in Scotland, Culross could argue that it is the best preserved small town of that period.


This is only a short walk, but it will leave some strong impressions. 


There are opportunities for longer walks, using the Fife Coastal Path which starts here, and some of the other paths around Culross, although I didn't have time to check these out.


  • I will remember most the remarkable collection of historic small town architecture
  • The best bit was fitting in this short walk on a normal working day
  • The worst bit was having only a short time to explore the town
  • Next time I'll find some of the other paths


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Contributed by:  Andrew Llanwarne - May 2006


The Tolbooth, Culross

The Tolbooth, Culross

Key Facts

Location Culross, Fife
When it was walked May 2006
Walk type Town and village walks
Difficulty Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk
Distance approx As short as a few hundred metres, up to about 2 km / 1 mile including the Abbey. 
Height climbed approx There is a climb up Kirk Street through the middle of the town, about 50 metres / 165 ft
Time taken approx Allow at least an hour
Map used if any Road atlas (detailed map, OS Landranger 65)
Source of info on walk Previous visit
Getting there

B-road off the A985 trunk road between Kincardine Bridge and Rosyth, 5 miles east of Kincardine Bridge.

Places to stay See Culross.org website
Places to eat/ buy food Shops and hotel in Culross
Any other local attractions or facilities National Trust for Scotland properties, and Culross Abbey