Falkland, a historic small town in the east of Scotland, famous for its palace.

The Square, Falkland, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Falkland in Fife, east of Scotland. Location is about 40 miles north of Edinburgh and 21 miles S.W.of St Andrews.

The most famous visitor attraction in Falkland is Falkland Palace ( see image below). This was built in the early 16th century and was used as a base for hunting by the Stewart (Scottish) kings.The Palace is characterised by some exceptional period architecture and is equipped with an original 16th century tennis court.

Other facts and information concerning Falkland:-
  • Population about 1200.
  • Name may be derived from the Old English term for a falcon.
  • The town has a history dating back to the 12th century, possibly earlier.
  • Located at foot of the Lomond Hills.
  • The fabric of town and Palace benefited from extensive restoration by the Marquess of Bute in the late 19th century.
  • Well endowed with traditional Fife architecture including pantile roofs. The Bruce Inn (image no 2 below) dates from the 15th century.

Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland

Bruce Inn, High Street, Falkland, Fife

Weaver’s Cottage, High Street, Falkland, Fife

Lomond Tavern, Horse Market, Falkland, Scotland


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