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Falkland Palace & Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 2228 Google reviews

A large stone statue in front of a castle
A large stone statue in front of a castle

Falkland Palace 08 by Mike Beltzner. CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist. Visitors can wander through our historic orchard, complete with a living willow labyrinth, and marvel at the beauty of our formal gardens designed by Percy Cane.

Opening times

PALACE & GARDEN 1 Mar - 31 Oct, Mon - Sat, 11.00-17.00; Sun 12.00-17.00 (last admission 16.30) 1 Nov - 28 Feb 2019, closed SHOP 26 Feb - 31 Oct, Mon-Sat, 11.00-17.00; Sun 12.00-17.00 1 Nov - 23 Dec, Mon-Sat, 11.00-16.00; Sun 12.00-16.00 24 Dec - 31 Mar, closed

Useful details

Garden area

11 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Fife, KY15 7BY

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Fife
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 2228 Google reviews

John Rundell

3 months ago

5

There is limited parking outside the palace & gardens but the main car park is 10 Min walk and has about 60 spaces and 2 spaces for electric vehicles and it is free. The palace is still lived in so your not allowed to take photographs inside the building. If you have mobility issues the palace can be difficult to get around as there is 3 levels of stairs and there a bit uneven in places but you can go to the garden for walk around. When you start you need to start at the top floor and work your way down. Most of the staff were in costume and are very pleasant and very informative. A few of the rooms were closed due to unforeseen circumstances. To keep the kids entertained they can do a Lego find the figures quiz. The gardens are well maintained and really nice to walk around or sit and enjoy the scenery. The tennis court was a bit of a disappointment. I know there the oldest one in the world but when you look at them it feels like your in prison. The plus point is the birds have nests in the building roof and you can see the baby birds getting food but just watch as you walk in as they use the main door to come in and out and are very fast.The The orchard has picnic tables and a large grass area. As you enter the orchard there is a small shed and you can take out the play items (crochet set, large connect 4,etc. The only toilets are beside the shop. When you finish you should take a walk around the town. It feels like you've went back in time and it's really nice to walk around weather permitting.

Alex56

a month ago

5

Allow yourself time for this attraction, the Village, Palace & apothecary gardens combined make for a interesting place to visit. The village people are friendly, there's nice tearooms & shop's around the Palace. The Palace staff & guides are very knowledgeable & helpful. I've drove passed by the Palace a few times but never new the extent of the Palace, grounds & gardens etc. In my opinion a good place for a few hours visit on a nice sunny day. Always check opening hours before your visit.

Travel Malarkey

a month ago

4

We really loved our visit here. The village is cosy and beautiful and the Palace was really interesting with excellent information given by the hosts in the main rooms of interest. We liked it so much that we went back a couple of weeks later to see A Midsummer Night's Dream performed in the gardens. All tucked away in my mind's happy memories box now. 🙂

Karen Billimore

a month ago

5

Beautiful formal gardens and wilder orchard area. Very peaceful and relaxing. Lots of butterflies and bees. Friendly and informative staff. Especially the volunteer (sorry didn't catch his name) with his beautiful pet Harris hawk - Maebh. Also here is the oldest tennis court in the world which is still played on. Lots of history. Didn't make it into the palace itself - save that for another day.

Richard Payne

a month ago

5

A great palace & gardens with lots to see, plenty to keep the kids entertained with a treasure hunt to keep them occupied on the tour. There are helpful guides with lots of information. We were lucky to see the ladies in the workshop too, which is only opened once a month. Parking is free in the car park not so far away (5 minute walk to the palace). Accessibility may be difficult due to the nature of the building and its winding stairs, gardens are easily accessed though.

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01337 857397

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