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Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland

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#3 of 31 in Parks in Fife
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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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  • Had always been told Falkland was a lovely small town and had not seen the castle. It looked beautiful so we went in and were actually persuaded to take out a National Trust membership, Castle was lov...  more »
  • I have been coming here literally my entire life and now have the pleasure of bringing the next generation. It has a fascinating history and so good that it has been preserved and restored for the fut...  more »
  • A fabulous venue full of arts and crafts influences from its restoration but mixed with historical details of many centuries. Fantastic staff who are very entertaining and knowledgeable. The gardens a...  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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