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“Balbirnie House is easily accessible with or without a car. I would thoroughly recommend taking the First ScotRail train – just 45 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley to Markinch station. By arrangement, a taxi will be there to collect you and whisk you to the hotel 5 minutes away. Balbirnie is a wonderful blend of gracious classic architecture and homely comforts. The tranquil garden setting, beautifully decorated bedrooms and gourmet dining all combine to offer a relaxing haven of peace and quiet – with all the treasures of the Kingdom of Fife to explore on the doorstep.”
Vivien Devlin – HotelReview Scotland
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.
There are regular bus services in and around Fife. For more information please contact Glenrothes Bus Station on 01592 61068
Large (i.e. single decker and bigger) buses are physically unable to park up around the area immediately in front of Balbirnie’s main guest entrance.Buses arriving at Balbirnie House should stop opposite the main entrance to the house, on the main driveway adjacent to Balbirnie’s flags, allow guests to alight, and can then easily turn by carrying on along the drive for approximately 50 yards, and then reversing into our rear car park.
From Edinburgh Airport follow signs to Forth Road Bridge. Exit at Junction 2A and follow signs to Glenrothes and Tay Bridge. At Kirkcaldy (end of dual carriageway) go straight through 3 roundabouts still following Tay Road Bridge signs. Turn first right on B9130 following signs to Markinch and Balbirnie Park.