This evening, my blog theme is the village of Falkland and Falkland Palace which are located in South Eastern Scotland, not far from Edinburgh.

Falkland Palace

The village itself is quite charming with some houses and properties clearly dating back some hundreds of years all in a style of architecture consistent with the nearby Fife coastal villages and Culross. Notable are the pantile roofs which are a feature of the Fife district. Lots of quaint houses, shops, tea rooms and pubs.

Lomond Pub

Quaint Cottage

Falkalnd Town Centre

In the centre of the community sits Falkland Palace built in the Renaissance style around the 1530s by King James V who employed French workers on the East and South Ranges. During the mid 17th century the building fell into disrepair but was restored by the Third Marquess of Bute in the late 19th century. The interior is well endowed with rich panelling, four poster beds and other furniture plus many paintings and portraits. There is also a real tennis court dating from 1539. A visit to the Palace (open April to Oct ) is well worthwhile . It is managed by the National Trust.

Elsewhere today, I have been occupied with new tour enquiries including:

  • Whisky themed tours for two separate groups.
  • An interesting pre-history tour.

Also:

  • Posted information on Sinclair Ancestry to my separate Glasgow Ancestry blog.
  • Assisted past guest in locating a private tour guide for Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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