Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site

Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NR, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Attractively set within 400 acres of parkland, Balbirnie Park Club site offers a variety of walks, some of which are suitable for cycling, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The site is great for dog owners, with plenty of open space and woodland, and is a great holiday location for everyone in the family. You have a choice of pitches: those grouped in open areas and surrounded by statuesque mature trees or others located in charming shady glades.

The nearby village of Markinch is only steps away and offers grocery shops, a post office, restaurants, bars and cafes, most of which offer free WIFI and are dog friendly.

The stunning beaches of Elie, Leven and St Monans are just a short drive away, as well as as award winning fish and chips shop in Anstruther. The beautiful Falkland Palace and gardens are also only 5.5 miles from site and well worth a visit.

The railway station, just 15 minutes’ walk from the site, provides direct links to Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth. Why not take a day trip to Edinburgh, just an hours’ train ride away that crosses the spectacular Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bus also stops directly outside the site making access to the local area easy.

For a more active way to spend the day visit Glenrothes and Kirkaldy sporting facilities or go swimming, ten pin bowling, ice skating, go carting or horse riding (all within five miles of the site). There is also a golf club in Balbirnie Park and a further 30 courses in Fife including the famous St Andrews course. The Balbirnie Park Club Site enjoys the annual Highland games for Markinch & Glenrothes located just opposite in the John Dixon Park, every first weekend in June. Enjoy traditional bagpipes, dancing, tug of war and caber throwing.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The site is surrounded by farmland and lochs, including Loch Leven, so it’s easy to find routes to explore. The East and West Lomond hills are a great starting point with routes for all abilities. There is also a coastal path from Burntisland to St. Andrews that is accessible from most coastal towns, the nearest of which is Leven about 7 miles from the site.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Morrisons in Glenrothes, about 2 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please do not use sat nav on final approach to the site. From South leave M90 at junction 2A (junction 3 if approaching from North) onto A92 (signposted Kirkcaldy) for about 15 miles. At Tullis Russell roundabout turn right onto B9130 (signposted Markinch, Balbirnie Park House Hotel, Balbirnie Park international caravan site sign). In 0.75 mile turn left at large white signpost into Balbirnie Park. The site entrance is on the right in 30 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
KY7 6NR
GPS:
Lat 56.20528 / Lon -3.14032
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OS field ref:
NO293018
OS map ref:
59
Handbook map ref:
F15

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Glenrothes and Leven
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Edinburgh
  • Nearest train station: Markinch
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site
First time at this site . Check in was so easy and quick and site rules ect were explained well and we were given print out of everything which was helpful. The site was spotless and has a really friendly atmosphere and so relaxing . Pitches were really big which was great. Toilet and shower facilities were spotless. we had dog with us and was very safe for her too. Lovely walk nearby at Bridle path was excellent for dog . Warden Joanna and Craig were so nice and helpful and never stopped keeping the site spotless. We will be back .

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Balbirnie 23 - 30 June 2021

Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site
We were lucky to get on a level sunny grass pitch, but some of the pitches would have been disappointing. The wardens, Craig and Joanna do an amazing job keeping this site to a high standard and the toilets and shower block were immaculate - all done by just the two of them ! Covid dictated the closure of the information room, so Craig and Jo provided two A-frames at their own expense with details of attractions in the area - this was much appreciated. The park next door provided a myriad of paths, trails and meadows to explore - probably the best dog walk on the circuit. Thoroughly enjoyed our week - thank you Craig and Joanna.

BarryParker

Reviewed on 09/07/2021 16:52

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Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site
Just want to thank Jo and Craig for a lovely week at Balbirnie Caravan Site. They were so friendly and helpful, I will definitely be back. Location is excellent for exploring all Fife has to offer. Lovely clean site, well maintained and a really nice setting.

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 20:03

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Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site
We have just enjoyed 7 nights at this very well kept site. The site is quite different from many club sites. It is not uniformed in its design & is more built around its surroundings. There are many tall trees & very shady pitches that may not suit everyone. There are also open grassy areas to pitch which we were lucky enough to have , they are snapped up very quickly. There is also a gravelled area which is mostly overlooked by nearby houses. The facility block is clean & well kept as you would expect. The wardens are both very friendly & helpful & nothing seems too much trouble to them. The park next door seems good for dogs & children to let off steam. We had a lovely run along the coast to Anstruther, great fish & chips, and Crail a charming little harbour with lovely pottery in center of village & fabulous cafe/ gallery in harbour.. the hotel in Markinch, Laurel Bank, just 5 min walk from site did a super sunday lunch & other meals looked good too.. we had great weather so no complaints.

Elusion

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Reviewed on 25/06/2021 15:50

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Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site
Just spent a weekend at this site and what a great site. Only criticism would be could be doing with a sign out on the road as almost missed the turning to the site. Great site set amongst tree’s and has some great walks. Easy access to pubs and restaurants in Markinch only 5 minutes walk and supermarket about 5 minute drive. Facilities as absolutely spotless and well done to the staff as possibly cleanest I have ever used. Will certainly be visiting again as was really made to fell welcome and very quiet.

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Reviewed on 20/06/2021 22:59

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Telephone:
01592 759130

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Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the lastest Government guidance, we are please to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.