Glenrothes early history
|[Balfarg Henge, Glenrothes]|
Glenrothes is Fife's third largest settlement, a new town built after the Second World War to help with housing demand around Edinburgh. Almost all its shops are housed in the Kingdom Shopping Centre, a useful but labyrinthal complex reminiscent of an airport terminal. It doesn't sound promising, but in Scotland history is never far away. The residential suburb of Balbarg has a 6,000 year old henge at its centre, with a further stone circle just across the A92 which is a mere 4,000 years old.
|[Robin on one of Balbirnie Stone Circle's stones]|
Name: Balbirnie Stone Circle ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Under-appreciated stone circle, once connected to nearby Balfarg Henge.
Location: Next to the northern access road (Tofthill) for Balbirnie House Hotel, 400 metres east of Balfarg suburb but on the other side of the A92, G.R.: NO 286030 ///beginning.miles.lonely
Anything else: Nearest parking just to south by houses - walk back to the circle along the minor road.
Name: Balfarg Henge ★☆☆☆☆
Description: 65 metre diameter henge and parts of a stone circle, 6,000 years old and forming the centrepiece to one of the residential suburbs of Glenrothes.
Location: Balfarg suburb, 2 miles north of Glenrothes centre, G.R.: NO 282031 ///herbs.basin.hillsides
|[Balbirnie Stone Circle]|