Why visit Falkland? I’m a fan of the “Outlander” book series by Diana Gabaldon and heard the soon-to-be-released Starz series based on the books has scenes filmed in Falkland.
In 1970, Falkland was designated as the very first conservation area in Scotland. As we drove into the town, it was easy to imagine what it must have been like centuries ago. Most of the buildings are stone and impressive on their own but the Palace and my favorite, the Parish church dominate the city.
Royal Falkland Palace was once the country residence of the Stewart kings and queens who used it as a base for their hunting trips ~ they hunted deer and wild boar in the forests of Fife. The Palace was built between 1501 and 1541 by James IV and James V. The architecture is advanced for Britain considering the time it was built. It also has a 16th century tennis court ~ one of only two in Britain. The other one is at Hampton Court (near London).
It was a quick stop but I’m so glad we took the time to enjoy this gem of town in Scotland.