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A view of Falkland Palace from the gardens on a sunny summer's day. A stretch of green lawn ends in a collection of different trees and shrubs. Behind those the stone walls of the palace are visible, with the tower stretching up into the blue sky.
The Kingdom of Fife

Falkland Palace & Garden

Getting here

Address Falkland Palace Falkland Cupar Fife KY15 7BY

Falkland Palace is in the village of Falkland, 11 miles north of Kirkcaldy and 11 miles south-west of Cupar.

Contact information

Telephone: 01337 857397

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Opening times

Palace and garden

On Tue 18 and Wed 19 June, there may be limited access to some parts of the palace due to filming taking place. | Last entry to the palace is at 16.15; last entry to the garden is at 16.30.

Current period 1 Mar–31 Oct, daily, 11.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Jan 2025, closed
Shop

Current period 1 Mar–24 Dec, daily, 11.00–17.00 25 Dec–31 Jan 2025, closed

Entry prices

Palace & Garden
Adult
£17.00
Family
£40.00
One adult family
£30.00
Concession
£14.00
Child
£9.50
Young Scot
£1.00
Garden
Adult
£6.50
Concession
£5.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

Please note that access to the garden is via the shop.

Parking is available in the nearby public car park. Please note that we do not have a bike rack at the property.

There are several cafés and tearooms in Falkland village.

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

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

Facilities & access

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.

Please note that there is an accessible toilet at the car park in the centre of Falkland, a short walk from the palace.

3G/4G coverage
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Children’s activities

Please note that dogs (on a short lead) are welcome in our garden, but only assistance dogs are permitted in the palace.

Hearing loop

Free parking is available in the nearby public car park (signposted).

Very limited street parking can be found opposite the Palace; it is restricted to 30 minutes only.

Picnics

Follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots as you explore the royal apartments. The re-created King’s and Queen’s Rooms allow us to visualise their former splendour.

Discover the fascinating stories of the palace, its residents and its treasures by chatting to our expert (and sometimes costumed) guides.

Visit our physic garden, laden with fragrant Renaissance-era herbs, bedded in the foundations of what was once the Great Hall.

Explore the unique living willow labyrinth or play a game of chess on the giant outdoor board.

Explore the Apothecary, the newest room in the palace, where you can learn about cures for ailments that affected medieval royals and common folk alike. Based on the room’s use for filming Outlander, it’s a fully hands-on experience.

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.

You can also see our great collection of gift ideas and Outlander-inspired products at our online shop.

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