The village of Falkland in Fife, Scotland is a really pretty, well presented conservation village. The village houses are mostly built of cut stone, with attractive but simple geometric styling. The village also is home to the impressive Falkland Palace. This area was a location of the TV series ‘Outlander’.
Shop window in Falkland village, above.
Falkland Palace, a royal palace of Scottish Kings, a favourite place to visit of Mary Queen of Scots, originated in the 12th/13th centuries, and underwent various transformations in the centuries that followed. It was used in the filming of the TV series ‘Outlander’ and is a popular place for visitors now, being open to the public and maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.
I love the stepped effect on the gable walls that can be seen on many houses in this area.
This is the gate house at the Falkland Estate. Just look at those chimneys!
The Falkland Estate is now a place of learning and recreation and there is a network of walks and cycle paths around the estate. Mine was a short visit, so I just have photos of the places I happened to see.
Below are some black and white photos I took while on a forest trail on the estate.
This was last June, 2019. You might expect a good number of tourists around, but it was fairly quiet. A great place to visit if you don’t like crowds, and you can generally expect less rain and more sunshine here than in the more popular west of the country. I mean, one day I really hope to see Skye – I’ve been there three times and each time it was shrouded in heavy mist and rain!
More from this region will follow. But there are more photos on my website: