Built / Designed For: Sir George Bruce
House & Family History: The most complete example in Scotland of a burgh of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Royal Burgh of Culross is a stunning and unique survival, a town that time has passed by. What really sets Culross apart is that so much of the village is original, with narrow wynds (including the evocative and probably once descriptive "Stinking Wynd") and stunning buildings all in their original places. The Palace is not a palace, but the fancy townhouse of Sir George Bruce, who made a fortune on coal in the 16th century, ensuring the village's economic success. The House was probably originally called Culross Place, which became corrupted over the years into Culross Palace.
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Sir George Bruce, late 16th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust for Scotland
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
House Open to Public: Yes
Historic Houses Member: No