7 Things to Do in Falkland That You Shouldn't Miss

September 24, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Discover the best top things to do in Falkland, United Kingdom (UK) including Falkland Palace & Garden, Lomond Hills, Maspie House Gallery, The Stag Inn, Lomond Hills Regional Park, Falkland Palace, Virgin Balloon Flights - Falkland.
Restaurants in Falkland

1. Falkland Palace & Garden

Falkland KY15 7BY, Scotland +44 1337 857397
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4.5 based on 592 reviews

Falkland Palace & Garden

Set in the heart of Falkland conservation village, and surrounded by extensive Gardens, this partly restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner Falkland Palace Part of the Palace is in ruins but the original and reconstructed rooms are packed with 17th-century Flemish tapestries, elaborate painted ceilings and antique furnishings. The beautiful, tranquil grounds are worth a visit alone. They are home to the oldest Real or Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James the V. The grounds also include ruins of the 12th century Castle of Falkland, extensive Gardens designed by Percy Cane and an ancient Orchard with a wild flower meadow

Reviewed By Robswindon69 - Crewkerne, United Kingdom

Our second Christmas visit to Falkland Palace in recent years and this years Victorian theme was excellent. Thouroughly enjoyed learning about how the victorians celebrated Christmas, the Christmas theme, the harp music, storytelling and mulled apple juice and mince pies. Staff were all very friendly...Moregood morning Rob, many thanks for your review of the Victorian Christmas weekend. We are all so glad you enjoyed it, and we hope to see you again at next year's Christmas. Thanks once again and wishing you a merry Christmas

2. Lomond Hills

Near Falkland, Falkland, Scotland
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Lomond Hills

Reviewed By Rokiisun - Fife, United Kingdom

I have summited both west and east lomond hills in the past but mainly explore the area nowadays for its wildlife and long calming walks.
The best place to begin (if you drive) is from Craigmead car park which pretty much gives you access to walking routes for both east and west lomond or if you want more of a challenge you can walk the entire circle which includes formonthills, east lomond, west lomond, mapsie den, limekilns and views of the reservoirs including bishop hill - though it would take you most of the day to do this.
You can get to east lomond from Pitcairn, Markinch, formonthills or Leslie if walking.
Craigmead car park from east lomond is about a twenty to thirty minute walk away and you can see the limekilns on the way there.
The walk to both east and west lomond from craigmead takes roughly an hour to an hour and a half both ways so make sure you take plenty of water and food.
East lomond is the smaller of the two hills with a trig point below its peak and sundial on the top of the hill providing stunning views of the lomonds, Falkland and beyond. On a clear day you can even see bigger hills up Dundee way with snow on them. It can be a steep climb to the peak and can be a little strenuous depending on fitness level but generally suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Easily achievable either on your own or with a group. Might prove challenging for vertigo.
West lomond is the higher of the two hills providing a much more challenging climb and providing views of the entire of Fife and beyond. There are two routes - a steep climb straight up the centre to the summit or a gradual spiral leading to a slightly steep climb to the top of the summit - the spiral route is definitely recommended for first time climbers or those not confident with heights/vertigo. I would not advise climbing this hill alone unless you are familiar with the route or confident with climbing at ascents of over 1,500ft. It's a very strenuous climb and might not be suitable for all fitness levels. Definitely do not do this hill if you have moderate to severe vertigo.
The lomond hills is a great place for birdwatchers, photographers, walkers, runners, dog walkers, groups, families and for solo walks. If you are in the area this is a must see for all.

Maspie House High Street, Falkland KY15 7BU, Scotland +44 1337 857735
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Maspie House Gallery

Art gallery and shop in the heart of Falkland's historic village and only a few steps from the entrance to Falkland Palace. Featuring a dynamic range of artists and designers from Fife and beyond. Original paintings, Giclee prints, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. Framing service available.

Reviewed By PCYC869 - Oxnard, California

This is a must see place ! Two story full of interesting art ! Mostly all Scottish and he tries to show fife artist ! Hard with little kids .. Take turns .. It's worth it !

4. The Stag Inn

Mill Wynd, Falkland KY15 7BT, Scotland +44 1337 858327
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3.5 based on 48 reviews

The Stag Inn

Reviewed By Alexandrina - Scotland

Having been closed for a while we were delighted when the Stag reopened under new management.
Our delight was short lived.
We hoped for a pub where you could meet and talk to friends and have good food.
Visited for lunch today and 2 tv’s showing football and so loud we said to the member of staff the tv was too loud and she said sorry. Didn’t offer to turn it down in the eating area which was empty and allowed us to just leave!!! Great customer service. Not impressed.

5. Lomond Hills Regional Park

East Lomond, Falkland KY15 7AE, Scotland
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Lomond Hills Regional Park

Reviewed By BullThistleFood - Glasgow, United Kingdom

The East & West Lomonds dominate the scenery in north Fife - at a height of 522m West Lomond is the taller of the two but on a good clear day the views from East Lomond stretch right over to Edinburgh and are quite amazing. Both hills have good walks and lovely trails to explore. Good website at http://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/Lomond-Hills with recommended walks but you can simply explore yourself and get a 360 degree view of Fife.
Go in the winter and you'll double the oxygen supply in your system.....

6. Falkland Palace

East Port, Falkland KY15 7DA, Scotland
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Falkland Palace

Reviewed By RobGfromWorcs - Worcester, United Kingdom

This Palace was a winner for us because of the enthusiasm and knowledge of the Guides in each room. They have a lot of knowledge and anecdotes to make the room come to life. Even if you are not that interested in history you will be interested by their stories. Full marks to the team there. Amazingly no tea shop - but plenty nearby.

7. Virgin Balloon Flights - Falkland

Falkland Golf Club, The Myre, Falkland KY15 7AA, Scotland

Situated beside Falkland Palace, Faulkland Golf Club is the perfect setting for a balloon trip. With views of pretty harbors, industrial docks and busy fishing villages around the coast, your hot air balloon you will drift over ancient orchards and immaculate lawns as you head out over the beautiful county of Fife offering a perfect backdrop for an amazing balloon trip.

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