J.R.R Tolkien

Falkland Estate welcomes walkers and bikers. From leisurely ambles across open land, atmospheric settings under the canopy of the forest, to epic inclines to the top of East Lomond – the choice is yours to explore across 27km of paths and more.

There is nothing better after being out and about on Falkland Estate than sitting back, taking in the view of the iconic East Lomond hill with a drink and snack at our Stables Café. With outdoor and indoor seating and a range of local, homemade and quality items it offers something for everyone.

The Memorial Chapel

The Tyndall Bruce Monument

The Temple of Decision

While most of today’s visitors come for fresh air and a treat in the café, activity on Falkland Estate dates back to the Iron Age.

With evidence of hill forts on the East Lomond, Falkland Estate went on to be a favourite recreational hunting ground of the Stuart Kings of Scotland, before becoming home to Victorian leaders of rural and architectural style, and now a place of thoughtful stewardship, there is no doubt to the history and heritage of this place.

Falkland Estate sits at the very heart of Fife, 35 miles north of Edinburgh and 23 miles south of Dundee. Situated off the A912 between the conservation village of Falkland and Strathmiglo further to the west.

Falkland Estate does not charge for entry. We offer various services including the café, shop and selling our own Falkland Estate produce. Please support us in our sustainability to look after this place and provide a lovely place to visit by supporting these services. We remain very grateful to the many funders who have helped support our work over the years. We particularly wish to thank Fife Environment Trust for their help in 2021-22 for restoring the Maspie Den pathway. Thank you.


From the village of Falkland – after turning into Falkland’s main street (passing the Palace on your right), continue past the fountain, and keep straight ahead into the street called Westport (passing the Violin Shop on the right). At the end of the village, turn right (following the sign for the Cricket Club). Go through the main gates and you are at the entrance to Falkland Estate.


There are bus stops in both the village of Falkland and by the Pillars of Hercules cafe.

Check Traveline Scotland for details.


The nearest train stations are Ladybank and Markinch. Check Traveline Scotland for further details. There are occasional connecting buses from Ladybank to Falkland. For Markinch, you will need to get a bus to Glenrothes then back out to Falkland. There is also a taxi office in Markinch.


The main access route to Falkland Estate is off the A912. Parking can be in high demand at weekends and bank holidays (especially if the sun is out!). There is further parking available in the Village of Falkland with a short walk to Falkland Estate. Please be aware that Falkland village streets are narrow and can be very busy. Falkland Estate encourages all visitors to drive and park safely and with consideration for others.

Illustrated Map of Falkland Estate


Below are various downloadable maps to help you plan your visit.