Click for 5 day Markinch Weather
15 Oct
Max 12°C
Min 7°C
1-2 mph
Overcast skies
Provided by Weather2
Balbirnie House
Balbirnie House


County - Fife | Map
Tel code: 01592 | code search
Postcode: KY7 | code search
Population: 2400
Markinch Jobs
Visitor reports

Add your shop free
Folk Customs:
Ceres Bannockburn Games

Markinch Events

Markinch Highland Games
Add an Event

Latest reviews

Town House Hotel
"We have just returned from a weekend break in Scotland and whilst there we stayed at the Town House. The superior suite we stayed in was very clean, well decorated ..." More

Town House Hotel
"I have visited many many times and had friends up I had recommended High Tea which was as usual was excellent. Will have no hesitation in returning

Date visited: 22/072007 ..." More

Town House Hotel
"Well where can i start ! I have never ever been so badly treated when going out for a meal.To be fair the food was ok , but no better ..." More

Markinch Reviews (4)

Best rates for a Local Hotel

Latest reviews | Events in Markinch | 10 Places to Stay

Markinch is an ancient town in central Fife in Scotland situated 6 miles north of Kirkcaldy and 2 miles east of Glenrothes. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods with the Balbirnie Stone Circle and the Balfarg Henge. The small town is said to have been the capital of Fife during medieval times as the burgh of barony of Dalgynch one of the seven provinces of Pictland. During the 19th century the main industry was coal-mining, Markinch was also an important centre for linen manufacturing and paper-making using water from the nearby River Leven. Markinch is a popular tourist destination and an ideal location to visit the attractions of central Fife, the town has a selection of hotels and holiday accommodation, shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Historically interesting features include Markinch Church of 1786 with its12th century tower, the Tudor Italianate railway station dating from1847, the Session House built in 1875, and the Town house built in 1899 and on the south-east side stands the impressive15th century Balgonie Castle. Activities in the area include walking, cycling, bowling, tennis and curling, there are two parks, a selection of golf courses nearby and fishing offered on the river


Markinch Medical Practice

Golf Club

Balbirnie Park


Town House Hotel

Pub and Bar

Balbirnie Arms
Galloway Hotel
Jamie's Bar


New World Chinese Restaurant


Markinch Cabs
United Travel


Natural Notions

Places to Stay near Markinch

map website

Balbirnie House (0.31 miles)

Balbirnie House

Balbirnie is a quite unique, multi-award winning hotel combining understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value. A delightful old Georgian house, Balbirnie is Grade A listed circa 1777, and sits as the centrepiece ... More | visit website

map book

Town House Hotel (0.46 miles)

Town House Hotel
More Information

The Town House Hotel is a Family run hotel in the small town of Markinch approx 3 miles from Glenrothes in the Historic Kingdom of Fife. The hotel was a ... More
map book

Golden Acorn Wetherlodge (1.41 miles)

More Information

Situated just 25miles from Edinburgh and 20 miles from St.Andrews the Golden Acorn is the perfect location to base yourself,be it work or pleasure, whilst staying in the area.

... More
map website

The Priory Star B&B (1.68 miles)

For a truly comfortable and enjoyable stay in Visit Scotland Approved 4 Star, First Class Luxury Accommodation, and with warm friendly Scottish Hospitality then look no further. Rita & John have been providing excellent B&B ... More | visit website
map website

Hollytree B&B (1.73 miles)

Hollytree B&B
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and guarantee a special stay. Our rooms are warm and comfortable with Sky tv or set top boxes, also DVD or video player with a good ... More | visit website
map website

Travelodge Glenrothes (1.86 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

map website

Premier Inn Glenrothes (1.95 miles)

Premier Inn Glenrothes
Glenrothes Premier Inn is situated between major roads that reach Edinburgh and Dundee in under an hour. We are ideally located in Fife, close to many major golf courses. Visitor attractions also include Cluny Clays ... More | visit website
map website

Balgeddie House Hotel (2.47 miles)

Balgeddie House Hotel

Balgeddie House Hotel, Superbly set within its own beatifully landscaped grounds and gardens in the centre of the Kingdom of Fife, its the perfect location for either a tranquil business stay, holiday break, private function ... More | visit website

map website

The Greenside Hotel (2.55 miles)

The Greenside Hotel
The Greenside hotel in Glenrothes, Fife is family owned and managed accommodation situated at the foot of the Lomond Hills in the village of Leslie, an ideally situated base for a plethora of interests and ... More | visit website
map website

Lomond Hills Hotel & Leisure Centre (2.92 miles)

Lomond Hills Hotel & Leisure Centre
Situated at the foot of the Lomond hills, this comfortable inn is an ideal place to stay when visiting the Kingdom of Fife, whether on business or pleasure. The village is set amidst rich farming ... More | visit website

Brit Quote:
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. - Sir Francis Bacon
More Quotes

On this day:
First Manned Balloon Flight - 1783, The Great Storm - 1987, Andy Green breaks sound barrier on land - 1997
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages