The image top is looking up the High Street
with Falkland Palace gates to the right.
The image second top is of a Cafe in the
Falkland Parish Church, built in the 1850s,
looks over the Village square. There had been
two earlier Churches on this site from the
1500s and 1600s.
There is a statue of Tyndell Bruce in the
Church gardens. Bruce lived from 1790 to 1855.
He was born in Bristol with his family being
bankers, merchants and slave-traders. He
married Margaret Stuart Hamilton Bruce in 1828
with them becoming Keepers of Falkland Palace.
He is buried besides the Parish Church, which
he helped build.
The Bruce Fountain was erected in 1856, the
year after Tyndell Bruce died. The Fountain is
right in the centre of the Village.
The Bruce Inn is situated
just down the High Street from the Square with
a diner and gardens. Parts of the Inn may date
Across the road from the Bruce Inn is
Falkland Palace built in the 1500s
for the Stewart kings. The Palace and grounds
are open to the public with an entrance
From Falkland you can see the 1,512 feet
(461m) high Falkland Hill, also known as East
Lomond Hill. You can drive up much of the way
to a picnic spot with car parking and seating,
or walk up a trail from the town. This is a
popular hill for paragliding.
Walk Guide &
Map. Drive Map
1100s - a hunting lodge is built where
Falkland Palace is today.
1200s - the hunting lodge was enlarged into
a castle for the Earls of Fife/Clan
1337 - Falkland Castle was destroyed by
English troops during the
Second War of Scottish Independence
1501 to 1541 - Kings James IV and James V
rebuilt the old castle into a royal palace.