Glenrothes early history

Fife | Glenrothes | Stone circle & henge |

[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]

📌 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
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Anything else: Nearest parking just to south by houses - walk back to the circle along the minor road.

📌 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
Open: Always
Cost: Free

[Balbirnie Stone Circle]


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