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Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland

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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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  • Huge gardens. Has exhibit to honor the home of Royal Tennis. The palace and gardens were nice.
  • 0/10 no princess to save from the castle. tried to step on the mushrooms and got reprimanded by guards. they hated my green hat and italian accent and told me being a plumber is a waste of oxygen. only giving two stars because the boba tea was on par with the boba I've received in backstreet allies.
  • After reading so many great opinions about the castle I expect something spectacular. There were only few rooms in the castle to see and not so spectacular garden as I thought. The lady who sells the tickets was very unfriendly. The good point (one start more) is that there were guides and I could listen some stories about the castle.
  • Lovely Palace with gardens. Could do with having its info sheets updated but is a good place to visit.
  • This is my absolute favourite palace or historic site in Scotland. The combination of currently inhabited palace, with ruins and a beautiful garden makes for a wonderful afternoon out. Set in the quaint quiet town of Falkland this is a striking building right in the heart of the town. The paintings of the children in the staircase are beautiful. Then you wander through the chapel and into the ruins. Make sure you walk through the Orchard and if you go in Autumn you can pick an apple.