Balbirnie Park Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Morrisons in Glenrothes, about 2 miles from the site. M&S Food Hall.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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 56.203969 / Lon -3.139994
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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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Peaceful & Quirky

Balbirnie Park Club Campsite
Stayed in our 2 berth caravan recently on the site which is clean & tidy with little quirky bird feeders & plants etc, But take note you definitely need levelling blocks as most pitches not even. We found a great walking website which was mentioned in the information hut. The Markinch Heritage group this had lots of information on the towns history & brilliant walks nearby. A little cafe called Beans ( a short stroll) from the site was welcoming after our walks & if you show your CAMC site card you get a discount. We had a great time in Balbirnie Park club site & surrounding area but the pitches were just not great for us.

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Reviewed on 27/05/2022 13:06

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Check your arrival time.. Or Else!

Balbirnie Park Club Campsite
As instructed in handbook I did not use Sat Nav to find this site - meaning I arrived at 12.50 - 10 minutes early. This did not please the lady warden. I said no panic I will happily wait until 13.00. This was not acceptable. I was INSTRUCTED to enter the site, drive round the one way system and EXIT the site to wait away OFF SITE until 13.00 precisely. ( Observing the 5 MPH limit - this took until 12.55, but I was duly sent off site only to return at 13.00). To say that my reception at 13.00 was cool would be an understatement - not the best start to a stay after a long hard drive at what is after all a Club Site run for members. Rules are rules and I did arrive early - I was happy to wait - NO - heaven help if you dare arrive here a few minutes early - You have been warned - so check you watch! Bye the way there is a sign in the Gents Toilet warning about the dire consequences of arriving early here - not quite sure how this helps as you can only access the toilet after you have arrived...? There are better sites on the network but the surrounding area especially the East Neuk makes up for it.

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Reviewed on 26/05/2022 14:24

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Fabulous Weekend Stay!

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My wife, dog and I stayed for the Easter weekend. We had an absolute fabulous time, the staff couldn't do enough to make our stay wonderful and stress free. The site was well maintained and clean. The facilities were spotless. I highly recommend this campsite for families, couples and dog walkers, as there is wonderful walks. The shops are in walking distance, so you don't need a vehicle. We shall return for another stay in the future.

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Reviewed on 22/04/2022 14:51

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Great location for surrounding areas

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Like some have already stated, much of the site is overlooked by a housing estate, but we found it to be quiet enough. A good location for the surrounding areas, especially the Lomond hills and the town/village of Falkland (delightful wee place, free parking, dog friendly pubs/restaurants, historical) The facilities are pristine, only thing missing from the shower areas is a chair/seat for drying yourself off. The woodland/park area is quite extensive and ideal for dog walking. All in all good for a long weekend. Would return if in this neck of the woods again.

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Reviewed on 22/04/2022 12:37

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Such a great site nestled into a country park!

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I absolutely love this site. I hadn't been until this year and have just spent two weeks and couldn't have chosen a better site to start the season. The site is nestled into the corner of a gorgeous country park which is fantastic for dog walking and has amazing area of rhododendrons and would be stunning in bloom. The location is very central with lots to explore in the area including many little fishing villages, St Andrews and Dunfermline nearby and also Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, Dundee and even Glasgow in easy reach. The site itself is fantastic and quirky with lots of little sections on different terraces meaning even when busy, it won't feel it. There are lots of trees around the site meaning squirrels and birds are always in sight nearby and it's very peaceful. The shower block is spotless and very well looked after. Around the site there are lots of little additions that the Managers have thought of to give it it's own character. Jo and Craig are the most welcoming managers I've met and are clearly passionate about their site. Balbirnie Park will now definitely be my 'go to' in southern Scotland as I would love to see the site evolve through the season with the trees, bushes and plants all blooming. I can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed on 19/04/2022 20:12

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!