The thrill of exploring a new place, strolling down the streets filled with stories untold with colourful buildings reflecting the sunlight, or lightening up a gloomy day. Culross is not just another pretty village: beloved amongst film and TV crews for stunning vistas, Culross has also appeared in the famous TV series ‘Outlander’, starring Sam Heughan.
Culross, pronounced ‘Coo-russ’, is a Scottish village located just 50 minutes from Edinburgh in Fife, filled with heritage and beautiful buildings. As the birthplace of St Mungo, the village is also featured on our pretty villages list.
‘Outlander’ filming locations in Culross
Culross is one of the many ‘Outlander’ filming locations in Seasons 1, 2 and 4 and appeared as Cranesmuir, a Jacobite rebellion encampment, as well as the residence of Laoghaire in Season 4. It is recommended to start at the Mercat Cross, then head to Tanhouse Brae, which was the walkway with colourful houses down to Cranesmuir in Season 1.
The Study Building was also featured in Season 1 as Geillis Duncan’s house. However, the building was black in the series, while in reality, it is white in colour. During the series, the crew painted the buildings black to reflect 18th-century Highlands.
The Wee Causeway in Culross was The path to Mrs Baxter’s house in Season 1, as well as Laoghaire’s House in Season 4. Visitors should also check out Culross Palace, which was featured in Seasons 1, 2 and 4 throughout. The palace is yellow and is worth a wee visit even without the film and TV connection.
Lastly, head to The West Kirk, which was called the The Black Kirk and Saint Nicholas’ Kirkyard in ‘Outlander’.
Non-‘Outlander’ things to do
In addition while in Culross, check out the Culross Abbey and monetary ruins, as well as the Culross Beach and Pier. However, visitors are advised not to step onto the pier, as it is deteriorating and not safe for use.