Falkland, Fife

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Population1,160 [1]
OS grid referenceNO253077
Council area
  • Fife
Lieutenancy area
  • Fife
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCupar
Postcode districtKY
Dialling code01337
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places

Falkland is a town in Fife, Scotland, UK.

Falkland Palace is in the town. James IV started building it in 1500. It is the best example of French-influenced Renaissance architecture in the United Kingdom. Mary, Queen of Scots came to visit often.

A fire happened when Oliver Cromwell's troops stayed in the palace. The fire in 1654 destroyed the East Range. The Court never came back to Falkland Palace after 1665. In the late 19th century rebuilding and restoration work began. Today the palace and gardens are open to the public through the National Trust for Scotland.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mid-2008 Population Estimates – Localities in alphabetical order" (PDF). 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-02-16.