Best known for its historic Palace, once a hunting lodge used by the Stuart kings and now maintained by the National Trust for Scotland, Falkland’s floral features are becoming more and more of an attraction for visitors each summer. The village is unquestionably quaint, with many of its mix of buildings, mostly from the 17th. and 18th. Centuries, still retaining their pan-tiled roofs, crow-stepped gables and outside stairs. Many would have a tale to tell about members of the royal household, courtiers and weavers who lived in their workplaces those many years ago.
The community is well served by shops, pubs and eating places as well as a pleasant play park and beautiful scenery, with walks to match. Close to the village of Falkland lie the Lomond Hills, part of the Fife Regional Park. Bears, wolves and wildcats once roamed in the forests here but over the years the trees were cleared for timber or to create farm land, leaving the traditional moorland now seen in much of upland Scotland.
Careful walkers are welcomed and there is much of interest to see and many routes to follow laid out on the maps in pamphlets readily available to visitors.
The village is also part host to a carriage driving event as well as many vintage car enthusiast days and also demonstrations from the Sealed Knot society.