Falkland Palace, historic village street, selection of tea rooms and woodland walks. Falkland is one of the most interesting and attractive villages in the whole of Scotland. No wonder it was used in the filming of Outlander (see TV & Film).
A wander around this pretty Fife village is always a real pleasure. There’s something of interest around every corner.
A visit to the National Trust for Scotland’s Falkland Palace is a top priority for any visitor. The long history of the Palace dates as far back as the 12th century when there was a hunting lodge on the site. As well as the impressive buildings and gardens, Falkland Palace is home to the world’s oldest tennis court that is still in use, with the real tennis court that was built in 1539.
The numerous tea rooms around the village will spoil you for choice after you’ve wandered around the Palace and gardens for a couple of hours.
For those wanting to take a walk from Falkland there is a wide range of options from a leisurely stroll around the village, to a wander up to the Falkland Estate and Maspie Den and for those with a bit more energy there’s the steep climb up onto East Lomond.