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Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace

The hunting seat of Falkland Palace, 15-16th Century, became one of the Stewart's favorite royal palaces. James II built an extension and it was here where that Mary of Anjou and her son took refuge when Henry VI was imprisoned. The future James III spent his childhood here. James IV built the south range and James V made extensive alterations in preparation for his marriage. South Range : street front - This range, built by James IV, consists of two very distinct parts : on the extreme left is the twin towered gatehouse, which was completed in its present form in 1541 and provided accommodation for the Constable, Captain and Keeper. The corbelled parapet, cable moulding and gargoyles link this with the range to the east where massive buttresses are adorned with canopied niches. The statues are the work of Peter the Flemishman (1538). The street front is a good example of Scottish Gothic.



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