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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.

Falkland Scotland Church

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.

Falkland Scotland Blue Door
Falkland Parish

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).

Falkland Fife Scotland Umbrella
At the Palace gates

Falkland Narrow cobble store streets
Falkland Walkway

Falkland Palace Scotland
Falkland Palace

Falkland Scotland Enjoying the rain
Rainy Day in Falkland

Falkland Scotland flowers and tower
Flowers in Falkland

Falkland Scotland Flowers in wheelbarrow
More Flowers in Falkland

Falkland Scotland Flowers sign The Bruce
The Bruce Restaurant

Falkland Scotland Fountain
Fountain in Falkland

Falkland Scotland stone house
Stone house in Falkland

Falkland Scotland The Smitty house
The Smitty

Falkland Dog sign
If you bring a dog into town, take heed!

It was a quick stop but I’m so glad we took the time to enjoy this gem of town in Scotland.

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