FALKLAND is a historic village in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland.

Falkland has immense character with cobbled streets and crow stepped gable houses. The Palace is open to the public through the National Trust For Scotland.

This popular tourist village has coffee shops, eating places, traditional pubs and craft shops situated around the High Street. There is also a nine hole golf course.

There are numerous country walks nearby including one through the Falkland Estate and a walk up the East Lomond Hills.

ATTRACTIONS

FALKLAND PALACE - The magnificent Royal Palace of Falkland was built by James IV and James V between 1450 and 1541 as their country residence. Why not visit the palace and gardens during your stay? Open March - October.

EDINBURGH - The vibrant city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and attractions include Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The National Galleries of Scotland and Deep Sea World. 38 miles.

ST ANDREWS - This is the home of golf as well as the location of Scotland's oldest university, a ruined castle and the remains of the impressive St Andrews Cathedral.Only 21 miles away.

DUNFERMLINE - The great abbey of Dunfermline was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret and the nearby Abbey (church) is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens.

FIFE'S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES - Fife boasts some wide expanses of beach and sand dunes.

ACTIVITIES

    Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Museums, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Ballooning.
    There is a wonderful walk through the Falkland Estate to the "Pillars of Hercules" Organic Cafe and shop.www.pillars.co.uk.