The palace is the main attraction in the village.It’s a Renaissance building set in the heart of the Fife, and built by James IV and James V between 1501 and 1541. It was a country home come hunting lodge for the Stuart monarchs, and a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots.In addition to the palace building, it has the oldest real tennis court in the...more
These engravings although called marriage lintels with couples initials and dates may mark the date of the marriage, the date of the building or even date they moved in. There are a quite a few of them scattered through the old houses of the village. This one is on the gable end of the Covenanter Hotel on the High Streetmore
We went in here looking for a light lunch after our trip around the palace. Turned out to be ideal.It’s an old fashioned type of tea room, but not stuffy or formal. Friendly and fun.Lots of home made stuff - I had a scone after my roast beef open sandwich and it was so fresh it can’t have been cool for long. In the toilets they have wee notices...more
The restaurant always has a lively enjoyable ambiance that doesn't override a secluded special meal. The staff are very accommodating and the smell coming from the Wood fired ovens is truly appetising. Nic & Simone have created an excellent little restaurant here – Booking is advised.Italian Pastas, Italian Dishes, Steaks and Wood Fired oven Pizza...more
It's a farm shop. An organic one.
I've been there twice recently, buying green salads, carrots, beetroot, lamb & beef. All have been really excellent. they are what you make of them, of course...
To give an example - I used 250g of Aberdeen Angus minced beef to make home made hamburgers (with a little onion & garlic). Wonderful. The farm name appears on the packet, so you know exactly where it came from and how far it travelled. In this case, it came from Angus appropriately enough, so only the next county.
Carrot salad & green salad to complete the dinner (also from Pillars).
The shop has a cafe too.
What to buy: Organic meat & veg
What to pay: £3 for 250g of Aberdeen Angus minced beef. Just an example.
This monument was erected in memory of Onesipherous Tyndall Bruce who died in 1855, whom together with his wife Margret were largely responsible for the development of Falkland in to the village as you see it today. The monument on the BlacK Hill between East and West Lomond can be seen for miles around. Although it remains somewhat tricky to reach...more
The Lomond hills dominate the skyline of Central Fife. On the far left of this photo you can see the East Lomond better known locally as Falkland hill. An extinct volcano which has also seen its summit crowned by a Pictish fort. On the top right of the photo is the Black hill with its monument to Onesipherous Tyndall. Although his wife Margaret...more
You have a few options for getting up into the hills above the village.
First, you can start in the car park half way up East Lomond. Then it's a short 20 minute walk to the top. You could then go on to West Lomond.
Second, you could start in the village. Tougher, but more rewarding. Again you have the choice of one hill or both.
Great views from the top.
Equipment: Be prepared for the Scottish climate (all 4 seasons in 1 day).
Good walking boots os shoes. Not trainers, flip-flops or other such nonsense.