Things to do in Glenrothes
Gobananas has listed all the activities and ideas that we feel is appropriate for Glenrothes in Fife.We are able to book and reserve upwards of one hundred different exciting and unusual things to do. The choice has been restricted to within 20 miles as the crow flies from Glenrothes town centre. Lok at the whole range and give us a call if you need to book or simply want more information.
Glenrothes-Ideas & Activities
Glenrothes is a new town built in the 1960's on the "Garden City" principle. It was expectec that the population would rise to over 70,000 but this was hampered in the early years because of the decline of the local colliery industries
Getting to Glenrothes.
Dual carriageway- the A92 makes access from Dundee and Edinburgh easy and straightforward.For such a large town , Glenrothes does not have a direct Rail Station, instead served by Markinch or Kirkcaldy stations. Glenrothes does have an airport- Fife Airport- but only light aircraft serve this facility. A regular bus service from both Dundee and Edinburgh will whisk you straight into the central bus station.
Sporting Activities in Glenrothes
Glenrothes has one of Scotland's leading Cricket Teams. Regularly topping all of Scotland's cricket divisions, Glenrothes Cricket team has frequently also ventured south of the border competing in national competitions. Golfers have a number of options with some great courses nearby including Balbirnie and Leslie golf courses apart from the main Glenrothes Course itself.
Things to see & Do in Glenrothes
This area has been inhabited from early stone age times. The remnants of 2 ancient stone circles can still be seen at Balbirnie and at Balfarg in the NE side of town.
Balbirnie house is an imposing Georgian style home formerly belonging to the Balfour family, with the stable block being converted into a craft centre open to the public.
Glenrothes is not far from the Fife coastal fishing villages of Anstruther, Largo and Pittenweem. These historic villages are conservation areas where visitors can see the unique architecture of these fishing villages. They are fascinating places to visit containing a record of bygone days of the local fishing communities.
North Queensbury on the way to Edinburgh is the home to Sea World, the national Aquarium of Scotland where you can see a everything fishy from seals to sharks. If you are really brave you can even swim with the sharks! Seaword is located right underneath the iconic 18th century Forth Rail Bridge.
Like any town centre, Glenrothes has the usual mixture of pubs, bars and nightclubs. There is the occasion concert in Rothes Hall but everything nightlife wise in Glenrothes appears to revolve around a bottle!