Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Day trip to Falkland

Falkland is a pretty little village in Fife. We took a drive there today, stopping first of all for lunch at an Organic cafe, shop and farm  - The Pillars of Hercules. The food was very wholesome and we found some dairy free chocolate spread in the shop!

Then we headed to Falkland Palace, lived in long ago by some of the Stuart Kings & Queens of Scotland.

Because of the age of the property, we weren't able to take any pictures of the inside of the palace. There was furniture in some of the rooms dating back to the 1600s!

This is the Palace garden.

These were through in the orchard.

Looking back towards the Palace

The photos show what a lovely bright day it was today, what they don't show is the icy wind. 
Brrr, the weather has certainly turned now!


  1. What a lovely looking place. Your photos are smashing.
    I know all about the cold winds! Isn't it freezing! Already!
    Love, Anne x

  2. As I am new to these posts, I just have to say, I am going to LOVE getting these posts and seeing life on the other side of the pond. :-D
    So so glad that Miss Pam paired us!
    Amazing pictures!!!

  3. Wow, Kirsteen, I would love to go see a place like that!! Your photos are so pretty. What a beautiful palace. It looks like you all had fun! We're starting to get some cooler weather here too.

  4. Lovely pictures! Best thing about the mainland, just being able to drive off to great places for a day out, so much choice!!

    Brrr certainly turned here too, hailstones last night, yikes!! Kids are desperate for snow to come now!

  5. Oh what a glorious excursion! The grounds and Palace are beautiful! All the pictures are so fun! I think we need to swap our residents for while?!! You could enjoy the nice sunny weather here and we could enjoy your cooler weather there! No, maybe not, If I am going to go to beautiful Scotland I want you there! It wouldn't be half as fun without you!

  6. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this post!!!! I want to be there too. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  7. What a delightful day!!! Loved all the pictures of the castle and of your hansom boys! They are so cute :)
    I also loved the picture of you, and loved those adorable boots!!!

    ~ Marie

  8. I enjoyed the pictures Kirsteen. You and the kids looks so cute. How delightful it would be to take a field trip to castles... right there in your own neighborhood.
    So Lovely.

  9. Oh, I am so jealous! Thanks for sharing these photos!


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