The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Falkland Palace & Gardens

Falkland is one of Scotland's finest Renaissance palaces. The Stuart Kings were frequent residents enjoying their country pursuits of falconry and hunting. Mary Queen of Scots is said to have adored it, as it reminded her of the chateaux of the French Court where she grew up. The gardens also have the oldest Royal Tennis Court in the UK, built in 1539 for James V.

The main garden features the only surviving Percy Cane garden in Scotland which was designed in the late 1940s. Highlights include beautiful spring blossom, an orchard and wild flower meadow, a Physic Garden inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and planted with herbs that date back to the 16th century, spectacular summer herbaceous borders, a fern garden, Victorian Glasshouse and all year round views of the Lomond Hills.

Fact File

Opening Times: 1 March to 31 October, Mon to Sat: 11.00am to 5.00pm,  Sun: 12noon to 5.00pm. Last admission 4.30pm.
Admission Rates: NTS and NT Members free
Gardens Only: £6.50; concession £5; Family ticket £16.00( two adults and up to 4 children); One
Parent Family Ticket £11
Palace and Gardens: £12.50; concession £9; Family ticket £29.50(two adults and up to 4 children);
One Parent Family Ticket £11(one adult and up to 4 children); Under 5s free
Concessions: children 18 years and under, accompanied by an adult; senior citizens; NUS students; Young Scot/Euro 26 card holders; unemployed people NB. Prices for 2016.
Group rates: Please call 01337 857397
Facilities: Palace, gardens, gift and plant shop, orchard and picnic area, toilets
Disabled Access: Please ask at reception about disabled access or call 01337 857397
Toilets on Site: Yes
Car/Coach Parking: Yes, in public car park
Length of Visit: 2+ hours
Booking Contact: Falkland Palace & Gardens, High Street, Falkland. Fife. KY15 7BY
Tel: 01337 857397
Email: falklandpalaceandgarden@nts.org.uk
Website: www.nts.org.uk/falkland
Location: Falkland village, Falkland, Fife

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