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Falkland Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Falkland Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Falkland Palace, Castle

Canmore ID 29774

Site Number NO20NE 18

NGR NO 25373 07572

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Falkland
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO20NE 18 25373 07572

(NO 2536 0757) Falkland Castle (NR) (Ruins)

OS 6" map (1938)

The foundations of two circular towers, connected by a curtain wall, lie to the north of Falkland Palace (NO20NE 3). They evidently represent the remains of the 'Tower of Falkland' which was levelled in 1337, later rebuilt (and considerably enlarged in the late 15th century) and finally abandoned in 1541, on the completion of the Palace.

An angled terrace in front of the 13th century towers gives the outline of a 17th century building which has otherwise completely disappeared. RCAHMS 1933

As described and planned by the Royal Commission.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 21 March 1967

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