Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace Falkland Palace

East Port, Falkland, Cupar KY15 7BY, Scotland, United Kingdom

Falkland Palace, is a beautiful and historic royal palace located in Fife, Scotland. If you're a history buff or simply love exploring grand estates, then Falkland Palace is definitely worth a visit.

The history of Falkland Palace dates back to the 12th century when it was first built as a hunting lodge for the Scottish kings. Over the centuries, it was expanded and transformed into the magnificent palace we know today. It was also a favorite residence of Mary, Queen of Scots, who visited often and played tennis on the world's oldest surviving tennis court, which can still be seen on the palace grounds.

Today, Falkland Palace is open to the public and visitors can explore the beautiful gardens, palace rooms, and learn about the palace's fascinating history. Some of the highlights of a visit to Falkland Palace include:

  • The Palace: Falkland Palace is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture, and its interiors are just as stunning. Visitors can take a tour of the palace and see its grand rooms, including the Chapel Royal, the Great Hall, and the Tapestry Gallery.
  • The Gardens: The palace gardens are a beautiful example of a traditional Scottish garden. They feature beautiful fountains, colorful flowers, and even a royal orchard.
  • The Tennis Court: The palace is home to the world's oldest surviving real tennis court, where Mary, Queen of Scots, played tennis. Visitors can see the court and learn about its history.
  • The Stables: The palace stables have been transformed into a visitor center and gift shop, where visitors can learn more about the history of the palace and purchase souvenirs.
  • The Gift Shop and Tea Room: After exploring the palace and gardens, visitors can stop by the gift shop and tea room to purchase souvenirs or enjoy a delicious meal or afternoon tea.

Falkland Palace is a must-see destination for anyone who loves history, art, and architecture. Whether you're exploring the palace, wandering through the gardens, or discovering the history of the world's oldest tennis court, there's something for everyone at this magnificent estate.


Adult: £ 13, child: £ 9

Services & facilities

  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Free wheelchairs available
  • Café
  • Gift shop


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