Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site (REF : BAP)

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 Dalton 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:
"Recommended in Balbirnie Park. 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. Leaflets are available from the tourist board."

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 (see large chimneys on left) 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
Plan a route to this site
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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Beware of tree sap

Just returned from our first visit to this site. Lovely site but oh what a mess our motorhome was in when we left. Roof and sides covered in birch sap, it has taken us 3hrs to clean it off our van. We will return but be much more careful in the pitch we select. Be aware.
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Good Transport Links

We stayed here in late October fortunately we ignored the weather forecast and so glad we did, it did rain at night aand we were there when the hurricane swept up the country but it never bothered us, the pitches are in a wooded area which gave some protection, the site is on the edge of a lovely park where you can cycle or walk and I’m sure in the summer it will be perfect. The local town is Markinch which has has a newly built train station which serves the area well it also has regular bus services to various towns near and far, St Andrews is within a short distance with buses to Leven and then change to St Andrews or coast liner which was very nice The locals were all very friendly and definitely a place we will return, there are nice local bars and eating houses to visit Morrison’s supermarket and Lidi are within walking distance and so is Wetherspoons The facilities as always on club sites were spotless the warden managers were spot on friendly approachable people. We are on the 3 network and that was very good, like I say it’s a 5 minute walk into town and a 8 Minute walk to the train station
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Balbirnie

Set on the edge of a large park in an urban area we used this site for an overnight stop. We arrived in very wet weather and due to grass pitches being taken out of action a hardstanding pitch had been reserved for us and other arrivals that day. Our pitch was level but under trees which dropped pines cones and beech mast onto the roof of our van, quite noisy! We turned our van to face inwards as the alternative view was local housing. Some parts of the site looked very gloomy due to the position which is in a sloping wooded outer corner of the park, don't expect views or much light. There were nice touches from the wardens who had brightened up the pitch edges with flower planters. If returning to the area we would head for the lovely nearby coastal villages rather than this site.
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Not for us!

We came to this site as my grandad used to rave about how lovely it was, and as he passed earlier this year, we came as a tribute to him. The site is on the edge of a country park which had nice walks, but we wished it was in the middle of the park, rather than edged on the other side by a housing estate. But, that is our preference and others may be happy with that location. The site itself is almost in two haves, with one area set on gravel, pretty unattractive, more like a car park and the other area is under trees with a mix of grass and gravel pitches. It was busy so we had a grass pitch but had difficulty finding one that was not wet. The only one available was slopping and our levelling blocks were not enough to level the van. The pitch next to us was used by a large motorhome who became stuck on driving in and we had to push him out! I think this area should have been coned off. The unit opposite us was struck by a falling branch from the overhanging trees. The most annoying thing was the building work going on next to the site and some people moved away from that area due to the disturbance. The facilities were excellent and the wardens were great.
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Last Scottish Stop

This was the last stop of our Scottish trip. It was easy to find and the access is good, A well kept site with good clean facilities. The pitches are in little cul de sacs, and on various levels, It's right by a park so a good place for dog walkers. The site backs on to a housing estate but there was no noise disturbance while we were there. Being under trees is a bit of a pain when it rains - constant dripping! The small town is a stroll away, it has a newsagent come general store and a couple of pubs but little else. We toured The East Neuk of Fife from there, St Andrews is well worth a visit as are the coastal towns and villages. The Wildlife - Deer Sanctuary was a bit disappointing! All in all a good base to 'do' the area from.
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Telephone:
01592 759130

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Please note: Please call the site direct to book if booking a standard non awning pitch with an outfit which is over 6.5m or if booking a standard awning pitch with an outfit which is over 8.5m.

Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.