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Falkland Palace & Garden

A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts

Planning your visit

There are several cafés and tearooms in Falkland village.

We regret that dogs are not permitted in any part of the palace or garden, with the exception of assistance dogs.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

Mass is still said every Sunday morning in the Chapel Royal.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01337 857397.

Facilities & access

  • Falkland Palace is unsuitable for wheelchairs or anyone with mobility challenges due to the number of stairs. However, ‘armchair visits’ are available via the guidebook and there’s access to many parts of the garden via the main entrance (some gravel paths).
  • The shop is not suitable for wheelchairs – there are four steps into the shop from the street entrance.
  • A manual wheelchair is available for visitor use.
  • There’s an accessible toilet at the car park in the centre of Falkland, a short walk from the palace. 

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Baby changing
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Hearing loop
Large print

Parking is available in the nearby public car park.

Self-guided trail

Browse a specially selected range of gifts, books and plants at the palace shop. Our large selection of plants grown here in the palace garden provides a fabulous opportunity to take a piece of Falkland home with you.


Opening times

Palace & Garden

Last admission is at 16.15

1 Jan–29 Feb 2020, closed 1 Mar–17 Mar, Mon–Sat, 11.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 Current period18 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–31 Aug, Mon–Sat, 11.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 1 Sep–31 Oct, Mon–Sat, 11.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 1 Nov–28 Feb 2021, closed

2 Jan–29 Feb, Sat–Wed, 11.00–16.00 1 Mar–19 Mar, Mon–Sat, 11.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–31 Aug, Mon–Sat, 10.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 1 Sep–31 Oct, Mon-Sat, 11.00–17.00; Sun 12.00–17.00 1 Nov–23 Dec, Mon–Sat, 11.00–16.00; Sun 12.00–16.00 24 Dec–1 Jan 2021, closed

Entry prices

Palace & Garden
One adult family
Garden only
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50