Visiting Falkland Palace

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Visually attractive, Falkland is a quaint little town with an impressive history. Its most famous building is the Falkland Palace

now part of the National Trust for Scotland.

The monument in the middle of the village square looking up towards East Lomond is very ornate. The water was not flowing the day I went there. There used to be a lovely café where I had my first haggis and neeps but it has since closed and is now a pharmacy!!

The MacDuffs owned the castle in the 12th century. But it is really King James IV who completed the castle proper and James V who made some remarkable additions.

The world’s very first tennis court was built in Falkland Palace in 1539. I hadn’t noticed the building when I was wandering around the ponds until a doorway caught my eye. Quite a small doorway and so I went through…

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