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:
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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

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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Another 1st Class Club Site

We stayed at this immaculate site in early June. It is a very busy site and for some reason several nice, level grass pitches were coned off for several days whilst we were there. That apart we were able to find a pitch. Ours and quite a few other on the site were on a slope so you may well need to bare this in mind. The site is very sheltered with lots of mature trees. The wardens were very helpful and friendly and they kept the site in tip top condition. Nice touches were the help yourself herb and strawberry tubs! The ace in the hole for us was the Balbirnie park next door. There are paths a plenty, open spaces and woodland to explore. Whilst we were staying the Rhododendrons were in full bloom. They have an extensive collection and the size, colour and variety were just fabulous. Our dogs were able to have a good run around every day. There is plenty of places to visit both near and far. If you like a beach walk then Largo bay only a few miles away and dogs are allowed all year round. We will return next year!
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Lovely site, but why close the only toilet block from 10.30am-12pm every day???

Nice site, excellent location for the local pub in Markinch and Balbirnie House itself. Lovely staff and beautifully kept, toilets/showers are very clean as you'd expect. But why close the only toilet block completely from 10.30am-12pm? If you're a late riser, or you want to visit the facilities before check-out (which lets face it, is when you'll suddenly feel the call of nature before getting on the road), you're stuffed. To be perfectly honest, that probably will preclude us from visiting again as it was a pest. The toilets weren't back in action even past noon so had to leave regardless and use the facilities at Asda in Dunfermaline instead as we had somewhere to be and couldn't hang around waiting for them to reopen.
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Balbirnie Caravan Park , Markinch.

Just back from a stay at Balbirnie . Usual high standards so no problems there . Seems though the Gentleman using the band system for the loos haven’t quite got the hang of things ( or maybe don’t care enough to be bothered ) . Weather was great , which always helps and the Public Bar in Markinch open for trade . Good location and lovely peaceful quiet site . Will return , at some later date ……….

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A right royal in the kingdom of fife.

First visit to this site, will definitely not be the last. A very friendly welcome at reception quick and efficient all COVID precautions were explained. All site facilities open and subject to the current COVID restrictions in the area. All facilities were cleaned to a very high standard. Short walk to Markinch and local shops. Really enjoyed our stay as it was a ideal location to visit this part of Fife. Will plan to visit this area again soon and this site in particular.
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01592 759130

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This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased 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.