We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Falkland Palace & Garden

Falkland KY15 7BY, Scotland
+44 1337 857397
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Falkland Palace and Garden Entrance Ticket
More Info
and up
Explore The Royal Line in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh
More Info
and up
St Andrews, Falkland and Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Set in the heart of Falkland conservation village, and surrounded by extensive gardens, this partly restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner Falkland Palace Part of the Palace is in ruins but the original and reconstructed rooms are packed with 17th-century Flemish tapestries, elaborate painted ceilings and antique furnishings. The beautiful, tranquil grounds are worth a visit alone. They are home to the oldest Real or Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James the V. The grounds also include ruins of the 12th century Castle of Falkland, extensive gardens designed by Percy Cane and an ancient Orchard with a wild flower meadow
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tennis court” (97 reviews)
“national trust” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Falkland KY15 7BY, Scotland
+44 1337 857397
Write a Review
Reviews (580)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 546 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

May 21, 2017 - During our day trip to St. Andrews, we stopped at Falkland, Scotland to see the Falkland Palace, Gardens, and Tennis Court. Although pictures are not allowed while visiting the interior of the palace, I was able to snap a couple of...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband decided to go to the palace whilst at falkland staying. £12.50 per adult we thought was a bit steep. The palace reconstruction of the rooms and how they may have looked at the time was good. The staff are very helpful...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here for a visit with 2 of my sisters and my nephew. We'd decided to visit as we're all big Outlander fans and as some of it is filmed here and my nephew goes to nursery in Falkland we thought it'd be good. The...More

Thank Felicite C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Falkland Palace early this week. Alot of things to see and digest. Not user friendly for the disabled.

Thank christopher b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best preserved examples of Scotland's historical buildings. Very knowledgeable guides and lovely gardens. Plenty to see both inside and out. Every room has its own historical charm and significance, but above all the Chapel, which is still used, has to be worth...More

Thank johnkfenwick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle has a very interesting history and the National Trust guides do a great job explaining it. They were enthusiastic and informative. Gardens are nice and the real tennis court is historic.

Thank David U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally was surprised at how interesting the palace was. In each room there's a guide that will happily explain a little bit about the background and answer any questions that you may have. There's well over 300 steps to climb so be prepared. The...More

Thank VinzClorthoKeyMaster
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were lucky enough to visit on a day when the guides wore period costume, each giving an interesting and amusing talk on their respective rooms. Each room was restored to a high level, with lots of interesting artefacts on display, in sharp contrast to...More

2  Thank brigadoon
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure if our English national Trust card was usable in Scotland, it was! Lovely chatty staff on duty and the Palace was like being in someone's home. Gardens very pretty.

Thank Pat b
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to visit this ancient Palace of Kings, Queens and Oliver Cromwell. The tapestries art and old woodwork were amazing. Lovely place to visit with knowledgeable staff.

Thank Norman W
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Campbells Coffee House and Eatery
295 reviews
.16 km away
Lomond Tavern
377 reviews
.21 km away
Pillars of Hercules
330 reviews
1.49 km away
The Hayloft Tearoom
120 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lomond Hills
64 reviews
1.36 km away
The Stag Inn
34 reviews
.19 km away
Maspie House Gallery
9 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Wendy P | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for the enquiry. The Palace & Gardens re-open on Saturday 28th February. Mondays to Saturdays 11am to 5pm, Sundays 12 noon to 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. Full details are on the NTS website - just search for... More