Visit Markinch and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Markinch, Fife. This paper-making burgh contains a church dedicated to St Drostan (a nephew of Columba) and possessing a western tower dating from the 12th century. In the North wall of the church is a 17th century armorial panel of a member of the Leslie family, earls of Leven. The 1st Earl, the famous General, was buried here in 1661.
About 1½ miles South East of Markinch is Balgonie Castle, standing on top of the steep right bank of the River Leven. Originally an early 15th century tower set at the North West angle of a later enclosure, it was reconstructed by the 1st Earl of Leven, who died in 1661 and had acquired the estates and castle in 1632—5. The South West angle of the enclosure has a still occupied building.
Some 2 miles South East of Markinch is Balfour House, a late l6th-century building with a 17th-century, extension, which belonged to the Beaton family; the famous, or regrettably Renaissance, Cardinal Beaton was born here.
Nearby towns: Buckhaven, Cupar, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Leven
Nearby villages: Auchterderran, Auchtermuchty, Auchtertool, Ballingry, Buckhaven and Methil, Cameron Bridge, Cardenden, Ceres, Chapel, Collessie, Craigrothie, Dysart, East Wemyss, Falkland, Freuchie, Gateside, Kennoway, Kinglassie, Kingskettle, Ladybank, Leslie, Lochgelly, Lundin Links, Methil, Milton of Balgonie, Pathhead, Pitlessie, Pitscottie, Sinclairtown, Springfield, Strathmiglo, Thornton, West Wemyss
Have you decided to visit Markinch or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Markinch bed and breakfast (a Markinch B&B or Markinch b and b)
- a Markinch guesthouse
- a Markinch hotel (or motel)
- a Markinch self-catering establishment, or
- other Markinch accommodation