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.

Balbirnie Location Map

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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.


Follow signs for M90 North, then continue as if coming from Edinburgh.

Direction to Hotel by Rail

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.



We are delighted to introduce our Balbirnie House Shuttle! Our brand new superb value in-house Taxi service. Luxury Mercedes Transfers, but same price as a regular saloon car!!! Airport Transfers a speciality, with pricing significantly less than airport taxis.

Traveliner Mercedes with black-out privacy glass. Vehicle can transfer up to 7 guests.

For all advance booking enquiries, please either email taylor@balbirnie.co.uk, or, call Balbirnie front desk on 01592 610066.

Bookings available daily 7am – 10pm.


There are regular bus services in and around Fife. For more information please contact Glenrothes Bus Station on 01592 610686