Markinch is a village and parish in the heart of Fife, a few miles east of Glenrothes.
Situated on the new Fife Pilgrim Way walking route, pilgrims would have stopped off at St Drostan's Church, which is the focal point of the village, on their way to St Andrews.
Balbirnie Park offers 416 acres of attractive parkland and woodland garden and is home to a remarkable rhododendron collection. It's ther perfect place for a weekend walk and where you'll also find award-winning Balbirnie House Hotel, recently awarded Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards, as well as Haute Grandeur Europe’s Best Destination Wedding Retreat.
Every summer, the Markinch Highland Games are held in John Dixon Park, just opposite, and kick off Fife's Highland Games season.