Falkland Palace

The splendid renaissance country palace, built by James the IV and James the V in the 1500s, was favourite hunting retreat for the Stuart monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots. It boasts stunning interiors, and the Chapel Royal, dating from the reign of Charles I, is still used as a place of worship for the parish. Visit the beautiful gardens and the oldest remaining Real Tennis court in Britain. The historic orchard is home to many rare species of wild flowers and insects. Check out the many gifts and Palace souvenirs for ale in the gift shop. Falkland Palace and gardens are cared fort by the National Trust for Scotland