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 (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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Great site in ideal location

This was our 1st visit to Balbirnie and found it very peaceful in an idilic location. The all grass pitches are great but maybe not so good in bad weather. The toilet/ shower block was restricted due to COVID but were very clean. However cleaning times should be reconsidered as you have to leave the site at 12:00 and the toilet are closed for cleaning. The pitch was a good size and you feel quite private with the small plant divisions in between each pitch. The next visit we will try for a grass pitch. All staff and the wardens very helpful and our problem with the power supply was very quickly resolved. Our fault as you have to turn the plug once connected to the power supply. Great location for visiting many local attractions. Would definitely recommend this site to anyone visiting.

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Balbirnie - Mid week stay for three days.

Arrived early afternoon and was greeted by their up beat team who were very helpful. The pitch was excellent and the site facilities were exceptional both for myself in the ablutions and the services for the motorhome. Around about there were plenty of sights to see and places to walk. Very picturesque and interesting. Cant' wait to visit again.

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lovely site in a great location, but......

We enjoyed our stay here and the site is very tidy with little areas to pitch in making it feel much smaller than it actually is, the location is great being right beside the centre of markinch which is a nice wee town. there is a nice pub within a small level walk with a beautiful beer garden too The only downside of our visit is the cleaning schedule for the toilets and washing facilities There is a large toilet block with very clean and well kept facilities with kids toilet and bath at one end elevation, seperate male and female toilets and showers on the main elevation and a washing station for dishes and a disabled toilet on the other elevation The big frustration for us was closing ALL the facilities for cleaning between 10.30 and noon, which is when you are to leave the pitch Leaving this large site with absolutely no toilet facilities for 90 mins at this time of day is just ridiculous, especially when they have the facility to split it into two or three sections leaving at least minimal toilet facilities available This practice really needs to be looked at, as this is exactly when the visitors to the site need the facilities most. The toilet block is then closed again entirely , again with absolutely no access between1600 and 1700, which is inconvenient but not as critical as the morning closure when people are looking to head off for the day or leaving for new location i cant stress enough it is absolutely avoidable and couldnt be at a worse time for the site users, please change this procedure
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We will return.

First time at this site and pleased we went, cant fault anything , nice and quiet with good facilities, staff very friendly and helpful . Lovely walks in the park and woods with our doggies , didn't bother us that some pitches are overlooked by houses, we will return soon.
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Previous review’s comments regarding “council estate” should not give concern. At one edge of the parkland there are a few houses and that’s it. We were pitched up backing onto the houses and had some lovely conversations each morning with a resident doing his gardening and enjoyed watching the antics of his cat. The parkland is beautiful, local food store is excellent and good bus and train services nearby.
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01592 759130

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.