Falkland Palace & Garden
Step Back in Time at Falkland Palace and Gardens
The Royal Palace of Falkland, the country residence of Stuart kings and queens, was built between 1450 and 1541. Part of the palace was burned down by Cromwell´s troops in 1654. The palace contains fine portraits of the Stuart monarchs and two sets of 17th century tapestry hangings and some rooms have been renovated to depict what life was like for the Stuarts. The Chapel Royal dates from 1633 and the Royal Tennis Court is the oldest in Britain, built in 1539. The garden was designed and created by Percy Cane, and contains three herbaceous borders with many varieties of shrubs and trees.