Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site (REF : BAP)

Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NR, Scotland

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  • 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 (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
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OS field ref:
NO293018
OS map ref:
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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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Fantastic Site and great staff

As motorhome beginners, we had never stayed at a club site before. We were given a great welcome and now know which way round to park and hook up. The site is fantastic, warm shower and toilet block that is really spotless, large dish washing area and minutes from the village which has 2 good shops and a big park. Our dog loved romping through the woods which are at the gates, he had a fantastic time! The wardens are stars, really friendly and able to give great advice to complete novices. We ate at the Balbirnie House Hotel twice, dogs are welcome in the lounge and they set up a table in the drawing room for us on the Saturday as they had a large wedding reception.
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We have just spent a great week at Balbirnie. If, like us, you park up and then make the most of your bus pass, this is the site for you. The bus stops situated at the park gates give you access to the whole of Fife and much further. We had a great week exploring during the day and chilling, on site, at night. The facilities are spotless and the wardens work very hard especially clearing leaves which, at this time, must be thanklessThe charming town of Markinch is a short walk away and is well served by two general stores and the railway station. The adjacent Balbirnie Park gives access to some beautiful, all seasons, walks. Unlike me, do remember that the site barrier is lifted by pressing the button on the remote control they give you when you arrive, oh how we laughed!:)
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This was our first visit to Balbirnie for several years and we were not disappointed. The staff here were very welcoming and helpful. The facilities are kept to a very high standard of cleanliness. There are very good safe areas for walking dogs within the nearby Balbirnie Park. The Balbirnie House Hotel is also situated here where the meals are very good. There is also an excellent golf course situated within the park.

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A wonderful site and a most helpful warden

I was only able to stay for one night and arrived quite late. The warden was charming and most helpful and also recommended some fine places, around 5 minutes from the campsite, where I could get some food. The site was clean, tidy and it is clearly well-managed. I would have liked to have stayed for longer but had to move on but I will return to this site. Also great fun watching the squirrels scamper around the site. Overall, I would say the best thing about the site was the warden who was most delightful.

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Good location next to park with great walks and also close to Glenrothes for any nescessaries. There are some grass pitches which i think are in the best place on site but they would be better if they were hard standing as when i visited they were all closed . The warden did say that these pitches had been waterlogged all season which must mean that the club is losing revenue. Some of the hard standing pitches are overlooked very close by houses its like being in the back garden its a shame because with a little screaning the site would be excellent.
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