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Step back in time with a visit to historic Falkland and its 16th century royal residence, Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland’s first conservation village, clusters round the gates of the beautifully-restored renaissance palace and its spectacular gardens, where the Stuart kings and queens once held court.

Nesting below the Lomond Hills, Falkland is a great place for walking. Hike to the summit of West Lomond, with its bizarre rock formations - the Bunnet Stane and John Knox’s Pulpit; explore Falkland Estate, hunting ground of Scotland’s royalty; or stroll round the village. Falkland has a selection of traditional pubs, cosy tearooms and quirky shops - and fans of Outlander will recognise the village centre, which played the part of Inverness in the hit TV series.

Spectacular Falkland Palace, beloved by Mary, Queen of Scots, has all the glory and splendour expected of a royal residence. Take time to wander round the extensive gardens and orchards. Look out for the living willow labyrinth, giant chess board and the world’s oldest tennis court.

Stock up your cupboards at Pillars of Hercules, famous locally for its organic, homegrown vegetables, fruit, herbs and eggs.

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