Falkland, Fife facts for kids

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Falkland
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Falkland shown within Scotland
Population 1,160 
OS grid reference NO253077
Council area
  • Fife
Lieutenancy area
  • Fife
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cupar
Postcode district KY
Dialling code 01337
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • North East Fife
Scottish Parliament
  • North East Fife
List of places
UK
Scotland
Coordinates: 56°15′N 3°12′W / 56.25°N 3.20°W / 56.25; -3.20

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.

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