Location and Directions
Balbirnie is situated within a beautifully landscaped 400 acre parkland estate, just by the village of Markinch in the heart of the kingdom of Fife. The hotel is located about 40 minutes north of Edinburgh and 25 minutes south of St. Andrews, perfect for touring and exploring central Scotland. Perth and Dundee are also within 40 minutes drive. The city of Glasgow with its fantastic shopping facilities is about 70 minutes away.
Directions to Hotel by Road
From EDINBURGH (35 miles) / Edinburgh Airport.
Follow signs for the Forth Road Bridge – M90. Exit junction 2A on to A92. Follow signs to Glenrothes and the Tay Road Bridge. At Kirkcaldy end of dual carriageway go straight through 3 roundabouts still following Tay Road Bridge signs, then at fourth roundabout turn right onto the B9130 and follow signs to Markinch and Balbirnie Park.
From GLASGOW (70 miles) / Glasgow Airport.
Take M8 and follow signs to Forth Road Bridge, then directions as from Edinburgh above.
From PERTH (23 miles).
Take M90, exit Bridge of Earn at junction 9. Take A912 following signs to Glenfarg, Gateside, Strathmiglo, Falkland and Glenrothes. Just before you reach Glenrothes, turn left at roundabout signposted B9130 and follow signs for Markinch and Balbirnie Park. Alternatively take M90 to junction 3 and follow directions as from Edinburgh (this is a longer route but is motorway or dual carriageway all the way).
From DUNDEE (26 miles).
Follow signs to Tay Road Bridge. Take the Kirkcaldy road (A92 and A914) to Glenrothes. Just before you reach Glenrothes, turn left at roundabout signposted B9130 and follow signs for Markinch and Balbirnie Park.
FROM ROSYTH FERRY (25 miles).
Follow signs for M90 North, then continue as if coming from Edinburgh.
Our nearest train station is located in Markinch (just 5 minutes away) and it has direct links from Edinburgh station. We can then arrange a taxi collection from the station.
David Niven has been driving taxis to and from Balbirnie for many years. City and airport transfers from Edinburgh and Glasgow, local runs...you name it! He has a variety of different vehicles...and offers very competitive prices. You can book Mr. Niven direct by calling 01592 756550
There are regular bus services in and around Fife. For more information please contact Glenrothes Bus Station on 01592 610686