Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland

4.5
#3 of 32 in Parks in Fife
Visit the partly restored Falkland Palace & Garden and discover what life was like for the Stuart monarchs. Stroll through the tranquil grounds, relax in the orchard, play a game on the giant checkerboard, and find the 16th-century tennis court. Admire the palace's Renaissance architecture, which made it a favorite of Mary, Queen of Scots, reminding her of the châteaux where she lived as a child. Step inside and explore the keeper’s quarters, chapel royal, old library, and royal apartments, all filled with period furnishings and artworks. Talk to one of the expert guides to learn more about the palace’s history, including tales of imprisonment, escapes, and murder. The on-site shop sells souvenirs and plants. To visit Falkland Palace & Garden and other attractions in Falkland, use our Falkland trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 21, 2017
    One of our visits during the school holidays to keep my grandson entertained and it certainly did that. Lots of people to inform you of what you are looking at a lot of history in one place with the f...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The majestic palace building towers over atmospheric Falkland village. It is not difficult to imagine horse riders and carriages approaching through the street in the 16th & 17th century. When marvell...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    it is a stunning stone house with turrets in a glorious matching village. the guides in each room provide an introduction to the room and to the place of the hunting lodge in Scottish history. fantast...  more »
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  • Not the largest of this type of attraction, however the rooms all have staff dressed in period attire who are very knowledgeable so it's worth staying in each room for a listen. Garden's are awesome too.
  • Just spent a morning here and thoroughly enjoyed it, well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful building, very helpful knowledgeable staff. Just not a massive amount on show. But worth visiting.
  • Very cosy place. Staff are all very friendly!
  • Fantastic place with guides so knowledgeable and passionate about the story behind the palace, worth a visit 😀

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