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Tour - Falkland Palace & Land of a Royal Dynasty

(from Dundee and St Andrews area)

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HALF Day Excursion

Available End Mar - End Oct
(limited by attraction opening times)
                                                             
Start approx 9.30-10.30am
or 12-2.30pm
Duration approx 4 - 4.5hrs

      Enjoy a half day tour through some beautiful countryside and charming little villages in the Kingdom of Fife. We stop frequently on route and show you the highlights of the area including the ancient village of Ceres, an abandoned 16th Century Castle and a 1000 year old look out tower etc. We visit the ancient village of Falkland, a conservation area, where you have opportunity to stroll arond the village and visit the Palace, gardens and the oldest Royal Tennis Court in the World. The Palace was built sometime between 1501 - 1541 by King James IV, added to by King James V and later occupied by subsequent generations of the familiy, more commonly known as the Stuart Dynasty including Mary Queen of Scots. It is now in the care of the National Trust and provides an great opportunity for the imagination to travel back in time as you explore the rooms, the chapel and partial ruins etc. Following a visit to Falkland we'll continue our journey through the former hunting grounds of the Dynasty and stop again to let you explore an ancient castle or perhaps visit a Folk museum etc. Altogether, a delightful day!
Additional Information:
  1. This tour is a Half day excursion from Dundee or St Andrews area
  2. Suitable for most ages and abilities although please be aware old attractions and villages were not designed for easy access and some areas may NOT be suitable for people with walking difficulties. Please check/advise in advance so we can advise / tailor itinerary to suit.
  3. Good footwear and warm weather resistant clothing is recommended
  4. Tour Highlights:
    Scenic drive through the Kingdom of Fife,
    Visit Falkland Palace 15th century home of King James V & Mary Queen of Scots etc,
    Visit the village of Ceres, Falkland Auchtermuchty etc,
    Visit Balvaird Castle etc. 
  5. Admission charges extra and payable directly to the attraction.
  6. Typical admission charges (based on March 2017 rates):
     Falkland Palace approx. £12/adult
     Fife Folk Museum approx. £5/adult (optional)  
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