Saturday, September 20, 2014

Falkland, Scotland Photo Series

 Falkland is a gorgeous little village nestled at the foot of East Lomond in Fife, it was built in the 1500's by the Stuarts where they enjoyed hunting in the forests of Fife. Mary Queen of Scots lived here.  It also has one of two tennis courts built in the 1600's the other being in Hampton Court. Over the years the Palace fell into disrepair but was restored by the 3rd Marquess of Bute in fact the family still live in the village, it is managed by The National Trust and is well worth a visit. Falkland is home to many artists and has a great selection of coffee shops, art galleries and craft shops. 

an old Victorian mill at the end of a residential street 

Turrets on a famous violin shop 

A historic water fountain fed by a natural spring, I remember once as a teenager walking from my home in Glenrothes the other side of the hill and drinking from the fountain

The palace was built between 1501 and 1541 by James IV and James V, Mary Queen of Scots lived here, it has a small Catholic chapel one of the few remaining in a royal residence. 

a lovely old Inn 

Thanks for joining me on a wee tour of Falkland one of my favorite villages in the country:-)

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