Balbirnie House is a delightful Georgian mansion house dating back to 1777, recognised as one of Scotlandâ€™s finest grade A listed houses. Caringly restored and privately owned, Balbirnie is today a quite unique award-winning country house hotel, combining understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value. Over the years, Balbirnie has amassed an incredible collection of industry awards. Balbirnie is situated in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, approximately a half hour drive between Edinburgh and St Andrews. The house sits as the centerpiece of a 400 acre estate and country park, landscaped in the style of Capability Brown, with a collection of trees and rhododendrons unrivalled in the East of Scotland. Views from the house extend over garden lawns and flowering borders to Balbirnie Park 18 hole parkland golf course which surrounds the hotel. The key to Balbirnieâ€™s ongoing success is the emphasis of the hundred or so individuals who make up the hotel brigade on providing a genuinely personal service and friendly hospitality to our house guests. Balbirnie provides superb facilities for dining, leisure breaks and special events of all types. A real home away from home. Whatever the occasion of your visit, we hope you enjoy your stay with us.
I see trees of green… red roses too… clouds of white… skies of blue… and I think to myself… what a wonderful world.
Drawing Room Areas
A natural inheritance of magnificent Drawing Rooms areas as well as the original Library Bar provide ample opportunity to relax and enjoyâ€Ś
Balbirnie offers three very different dining options as well as fabulous private party rooms. The Orangery restaurant offers classic Scotland on a plate, a truly special destination restaurant and voted one of Scotlandâ€™s five most romantic restaurants. Sumptuously decorated in shades of silver, copper and chocolate, with floor to ceiling lunette windows and a glass roof ceiling, The Orangery offers an occasion to remember. The Balbirnie Bistro is the more informal gathering place, located in the old kitchens of this historic house. Casual dining, fantastic value, delicious and authentic Bistro cooking. The Chefâ€™s Table is a totally unique private room for up to 6 guests, located directly alongside our main hot kitchen plating area with a full length mirror to watch our Chefs at work - certainly something a bit different for a night out.
The perfect setting to relax and unwindâ€Ś Retire for the night to one of our 30 individually designed rooms. All rooms are contained within the original house, each is a fabulous blend of period style and modern amenities.
Celebrate somewhere special. Balbirnie is a wonderful venue with a tremendous choice of private rooms, perfect for private dining, parties and family gatherings. Whatever the occasion, let us make your event memorable.
Quite simply magical from start to finish. Balbirnie weddings brim with celebration. A truly splendid backdrop for your special day. A very special Georgian mansion house which combines old world history with elegance, understated luxury and comforts to provide the perfect setting. Beautiful gardens, lovely rooms, delicious food, and a very personal service from start to finish. There simply is no better place to host your special day. Balbirnie House has now received the accolade as Scotlandâ€™s top wedding hotel on six annual occasions at The Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards.
Discover Balbirnie. A truly unique and exceptional setting for all types of meetings and special events. Balbirnie has over the years accumulated a quite outstanding history of providing the background for all types of special events. A range of eight different private areas can accommodate anything from small meetings and private dining parties to conferences and product launches for up to 250 guests. Our Balbirnie Business Centre is a dedicated and completely private suite of meeting rooms, perfect for occasions which require a degree of privacy and the perfect backdrop for discussing business in an “away from it all” location. Superb access and close to Edinburgh, yet once delegates turn into Balbirnie’s driveway, the hustle of daily life seems so very far away…
Location / Map / Directions
Balbirnie as a destination can be as active or relaxing as your mood dictates - a leisurely walk in the park, a morning’s golf on one of Fife’s coastal challenges, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, horse riding or water sports to name but a few. In a broader context, Fife’s beautiful winding coast and rolling countryside offer a huge amount to explore - picturesque seaside villages, stately homes and historic castles and gardens to visit.
From EDINBURGH (35 miles) / Edinburgh Airport Follow signs for the Forth Road Bridge â€“ 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.
L. Leven M90
To St. Andrews
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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.
Balbirnie House Balbirnie Park Markinch Village Fife, KY7 6NE Tel: 01592 610066 Fax: 01592 610529 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org