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Things to do in Falkland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Falkland Palace, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, is a royal palace of the Scottish Kings. Today it is under the stewardship of Ninian Stuart, who delegates most of his duties to The National Trust for Scotland. Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist. Inspired by the grand châteaux of France, in the 16th century James IV and his son, James V, transformed this favoured retreat of the royal Stuarts – the palace became one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. One of Falkland’s most famous royal residents – Mary, Queen of Scots – was enchanted with the palace, and took advantage of Falkland’s vast estate to pursue falconry and hunting, while also enjoying a game of tennis in what is now the oldest surviving real (or royal) tennis court in the world. Today, visitors can wander through our historic orchard, complete with a living willow labyrinth, and marvel at the beauty of our formal gardens designed by Percy Cane. Although it fell into disrepair after 1660, Falkland Palace was saved from ruin in the 19th century by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Innovative and passionate, Bute gave the palace a new lease of life. Intricate wood panelling, impressive painted ceilings and beautifully carved furniture provide a visually stunning insight into Bute’s artistic vision, showcasing his respect for the palace’s Renaissance roots.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Store
“Gift shop with wonderful selection of fair trade products - crafts/gifts/cards and homeware. Elizabeth serves fab coffee with a seat overlooking the village square where you can watch the comings and goings of locals and visitors. This shop gets a new frontage every so often when it appears in the hit tv series Outlander!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“This is a beautiful palace set in the amazing village of Falkland. Falkland doubled as Inverness in the very popular Outlander TV series”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stag Inn is just across the road, and is an excellent place to eat and drink, and they often have live music.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Covenanter Hotel, famous for being Mrs Bairds B&B in Outlander has an excellent restaurant and bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The Lomond Tavern, a popular eatery for locals and visitors is also nearby.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Bar and restaurant directly opposite the gates to Falkland Palace. Lunch and evening meals, open all year, beer garden. 01337 857226”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Falkland Palace is a superb ancient Scottish Palace. Home to Scotland's Royal Family, this attraction has been beautifully maintained and restored by Visit Scotland. The gardens are lovely. The village is brimming with independent shops and decent tearooms. Outside the village is the wonderful organic Pillars of Hercules farm, shop and restaurant. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Store
“Wide range of crafts and gifts. You'll always find something interesting as gifts or memories of Falkland.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Trust maintains the Falkland Estate which is open and free to the public. visit their website details of amenities and events. www.centreforstewardship.org.uk ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Beautiful walk. Maspie Den holds the Yad Waterfall and, above it, the imposing Tyndall Bruce Monument which offers extensive views over Fife and beyond.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“Fabulous selection of vintage clothes, accessories and homeware run by the lovely Lisa.”
  • 1 local recommends