Your visit

Getting to Falkland Estate

You can reach Falkland Estate on foot or bicycle; by bus; by train, then bus; and by car.

  • On foot or bicycle
  • For arriving at the estate from Falkland village, you will enter by main gates, close to The Stables Hub. The Estate has created an illustrated map that shows you the layout. There are other entrances, such as near Pillars of Hercules organic café and farmshop. National Cycle Route 1 goes to Pillars of Hercules and Falkland village.
  • By bus
  • There are bus stops within Falkland village and also at Pillars of Hercules. Find up-to-date details on Traveline Scotland.
  • By train and bus
  • The nearest railway stations are at Ladybank and Markinch from where you can catch a bus to Falkland village or Pillars of Hercules. Find up-to-date details on Traveline Scotland.
  • By car
  • There is a small carpark at The Stables Hub, but for The Trail of Thought, we encourage visitors to use the larger Forest of Falkland Gateway Carpark near Pillars of Hercules. Parking is free but donations (to the Estate) are always welcome!


Some of the walking paths within Falkland Estate are suitable for wheelchairs. For details, please phone The Stables Hub (01337 858 838).

The Stables Hub

In The Stables Hub you will find information about the estate, a café, shop, gallery and toilets! It is open daily 10am to 4pm (5pm during the summer weekends).
Please observe any Covid-19 guidelines at the venue.

Pillars of Hercules

Renowned organic café and farmshop, Pillars of Hercules is situated on the edge of Falkland Estate. It offers a vegetarian menu that uses much of its own produce and is open daily, 9am-5pm. It also has toilets!
Please observe any Covid-19 guidelines at the venue.

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

  • Its 3 key principles are care for the environment, respect the interest of others, be responsible for your own actions.
  • Within Falkland Estate, this includes being aware of other visitors who may be sharing the same path as you; also keep to paths and if areas are closed off, do not climb over barriers.
  • Remember this is a working estate that uses farm machinery.
  • Keep dogs on leads and don’t allow them to approach other dogs or visitors uninvited. Respect the local wildlife and any livestock you may come across.
  • Do not litter – take it home.