Falkland Palace & Garden
Cupar KY15 7BU
27.8 mi (37 mins) from Rosyth
29.8 mi (37 mins) from South Queensferry
39.8 mi (55 mins) from Leith
37.1 mi (54 mins) from Newhaven
24.1 mi (35 mins) from Dundee
A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts. Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ inspired by the grand châteaux of France, with a Victorian twist. One of Falkland’s most famous royal residents – Mary, Queen of Scots – was enchanted with the palace, and took advantage of Falkland’s vast estate to pursue falconry and hunting, while also enjoying a game of tennis in what is now the oldest surviving real (or royal) tennis court in the world. Today, 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.