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Address: Falkland KY15 7BU, Scotland
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Set in the heart of Falkland conservation village, and surrounded by...

Set in the heart of Falkland conservation village, and surrounded by extensive gardens, this partly restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

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Falkland Palace

Part of the Palace is in ruins but the original and reconstructed rooms are packed with 17th-century Flemish tapestries, elaborate painted ceilings and antique furnishings.

The beautiful, tranquil grounds are worth a visit alone. They are home to the oldest Real or Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James the V.

The grounds also include ruins of the 12th century Castle of Falkland, extensive gardens designed by Percy Cane and an ancient Orchard with a wild flower meadow

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Me and my girlfriend (Gill fae Dundee) visited here couple of weeks ago, worth a visit guides very knowledgeable. Great way to spend a Sunday. Only thing Gill kept moaning she... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my girlfriend (Gill fae Dundee) visited here couple of weeks ago, worth a visit guides very knowledgeable. Great way to spend a Sunday. Only thing Gill kept moaning she needed a drink (wine) so we found a pub near by to keep the peace .

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't what I expected for the price We paid and the gardens wasn't much of a garden The real tennis court was good

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Wendy P, Manager at Falkland Palace & Garden, responded to this review

Dear Aysha, Thanks for your review of Falkland palace & Gardens. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the gardens very much. There are over 9 acers of garden, orchard and of course the tennis court for the price of just £6.50 (£5 concession). It is very early in the season for the herbaceous borders but I hope you saw all the... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the first day of opening for the new season so it was quiet. This gave us the opportunity to walk round slowly and enjoy each of the rooms and the lovely chapel. Guides were on hand to assist and provided an insight to times gone bye, all were very well informed and enthusiastic. The palace is in... More 

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Wendy P, Manager at Falkland Palace & Garden, responded to this review

Good morning Diana, many thanks for your visit and your review. I will pass on your compliments to the guides at the palace. I'm sorry we don't have a café in the palace, but I hope you found somewhere in the village which has several excellent cafes and pubs. With best wishes, Wendy More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we had heard of this palace, we had never visited it and took the opportunity of a three-day stay in St Andrews to remedy this deficit. The main impression left by our visit was of the staff, who were all very welcoming and extraordinarily knowledgeable about the palace in all of its aspects. This was by no means rote... More 

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Wendy P, Manager at Falkland Palace & Garden, responded to this review

Dear Peter, thanks so much for your visit and your review. Thanks also for being one of our first visitors this season. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the staff and volunteer guides at the palace. I hope we might see you again at the palace this year. With best wishes, Wendy More 

Manchester UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Take a tip - visit early in the day before it gets busy as rooms are small. Country retreat of Stuart Kings & home of Mary Queen of Scots. Self guided tour with helpful & informative room stewards. Original Real Tennis court is worth visiting at far end of gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Visited in September 2016. A favourite place of Mary, Queen of Scots. I could almost feel her tragic presence. Especially in the chapel and her bedroom. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The grounds were beautiful and worth the stroll through them. Only downside is that no photos allowed inside the castle. I was told it still is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited Falkland palace on a rainy day looking for something inside, the people were very helpful and informative. Any one who have watched the outlander series will recognise Falkland village. We came across this purely by accident any thourghly enjoyed our visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The day we visited was fairly quiet and we arrived early in the morning, parking in the village was a short stroll to the Palace. All the guides were very knowledgeable and we were not rushed round from room to room. I was in Scotland researching some of my family history and even learned something that day which was of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went through the National Trust card, so the price wasn't an issue, but I do think it was circa £16? Anyway. Not pram friendly, but can leave the baby wheels at the constantly manned front-desk. Once in the Palace it's a stunning place - retained from the originals. Great tour guides and knowledge folk dotted around the place willing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It's quite odd to find a palace in such a small village but well worth the visit. The staff are excellent, very knowledgeable, interesting and they obviously care about the place. There's lots to look at in the palace itself but the gardens are great as well (even in October in the rain). There's even a royal tennis court which... More 

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