The Essential
Lying clustered at the foot of the Lomond Hills, set away from the ravages of Scottish history's conflicts, the ancient royal burgh of Falkland has retained its original character. Its preserved site status and the National Trust for Scotland's rural housing improvement scheme have enabled it to benefit from major restoration work. Visitors only need to take a little stroll around Falkland to discover the local architecture (numerous lintels and marriage stones.