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BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel

Balgeddie Way, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 3ET

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (53 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel, Glenrothes

Big Tent

The Big Tent Festival at Falkland Palace in Cupar is an environmental festival born out of activist opposition to the G8 summit at Gleneagles. After a break in 2011 it's back for 2012 in a 'tented village' which hosts debate, live music and alternative therapies.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Links Market

Kirkcaldy's Promenade transforms under the weight of a huge funfair and street festival. The mile-long "market" is filled with every conceivable fairground attraction - some scary, some tame, as well as food stalls for those who can stomach it.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

T in the Park

Scotland's premier music festival, T in the Park returns this summer with scores of acts across five stages at Balado near Kinross. The legendary T in the Park funfair and cinema also return, and don't forget Friday is fancy dress...

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Newburgh Highland Games

The Newburgh Highland Games at Robbie's Park features traditional competitions such as hammer-throwing, shot-putting and caber-tossing. Highland dancing, music and piping provide light entertainment alongside the grunting and puffing.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Newburgh Coble Boat Race

The Newburgh Coble Boat Race is a unique event with competitors racing in the open boats once used for salmon fishing. The local Firth of Tay fishing industry may have ended, but this race maintains the link to Newburgh's fishing heritage.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Perth Show

The Perth Show at South Inch is one of the highlights of the local agricultural year. Two days of fun feature livestock competitions (from Clydesdale horses to Shetland ponies, Aberdeen Angus cattle, goats and sheep), displays (including jousting) and stalls.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Perth Highland Games

Perth, the seat of the ancient kings of Scotland, hosts an annual Highland Games in early August. Visitors can sample a slice of traditional local life, marvel at the "heavy" sporting events (shot-putting, hammer-throwing and caber-tossing) and enjoy bagpiping and frenetic Scottish dances.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Perth Festival of the Arts

Perth's annual celebration of the arts presents its vibrant mix of concerts, dance, exhibitions and opera. Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre and St John's Kirk are the major venues, but festivities also spill out onto the streets.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Scottish National Scale Model Show

The largest modelling event in Scotland is held at Dewar's Centre in Perth. If you're expecting the next Kate Moss you're in for a shock. There are, however, plenty of displays, competitions, demonstrations and a prize draw.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Perth Masters

Perth's Dewars Centre, a purpose built ice rink, is the home to the annual Mercure Perth Masters Bonspiel. It starts the year by welcoming Scottish and international curling teams to sweep their stones to victory.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)


Domenico's is an unfussy, super-cosy neighbourhood bistro and a hit with Leith residents, so booking is essential. The Italian food is delicious, plentiful, and served with panache. Just beware, diners that order an entrée often don't have room for a dessert, as the portions are huge. The antipasti and the seafood main are both good options.

Available : Daily

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Inspired Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart creates wonders from fresh ingredients at his restaurant in Leith. Starched tablecloths create a pure, minimalist atmosphere where food is the primary feature. Every course is a surprise, for example scallops and artichoke in hazelnut butter and coffee sauce. The enormous cheese selection in between courses is recommended.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

The Port O' Leith Bar

Scotch whisky is in plentiful supply at the legendary Port O' Leith Bar in Leith. The decor is an over-the-top collection of flags and nautical paraphernalia. Many local characters drink here: chat to them to hear a tale or two.

Available : Daily

The Real Mary King's Close

Underneath the Old Town's streets lurks the parallel neighbourhood of The Real Mary King's Close. In this preserved piece of medieval Edinburgh, you'll meet resident ghosts and find out how they lived until the plague exterminated them in the 1600s.

Available : Daily

Edinburgh Mela

Mela, from Sanskrit, is an Asian subcontinent community festival. Edinburgh's ethnic communities have followed suit since 1995 and celebrate Scottish diversity with their own Edinburgh Mela. It is now held on Leith Links.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

RAF Leuchars Airshow

Overlooking historic St Andrews golf course and Fife's beautiful coastal scenery, RAF Leuchars Airshow, Scotland's largest, provides a perfect setting for a spectacular seven-hour flying display. Pride of place goes to the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

A Pro-Am competition, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship visits three of Scotland's finest golf courses - St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns - in four days in order to determine the eventual winner. Celebrity amateurs play alongside the world's top golfers.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival

Originally, in 1998, tied to National Poetry Day in October, StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival has been so successful that it now has a stand-alone spot in March. As usual, it takes place at venues throughout St Andrews.

Available : Mar 2013 (various dates)

St Andrew's Golf Week

Arranged by Links Golf St Andrews, this week-long event takes place at various St Andrews links. It comprises five rounds of golf on five different courses, tuition from pros, a reception & prize giving, and a main gala dinner.

Available : 7 - 13 Apr 2013 (annual)

Beltane Festival

Held every year at the top of Edinburgh's Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival is a modern take on an ancient Celtic fertility ceremony. Costumed revellers dance around the hill accompanied by drummers, musicians and spectacular props.

Available : 30 Apr 2011 (annual)

HBOS Museum on the Mound

A new addition to Edinburgh's museums, the HBOS Museum on the Mound explores the heritage of the city through artefacts and information on trade, technology, art and design, crime and security and money. Exhibits include the oldest Scottish bank note (from 1716).

Available : Daily; not Mon

Scone Palace

Present-day Scone Palace, although only 200 years old, stands on the site of the medieval abbey and palace where Scotland's kings were crowned for centuries. A replica Stone of Scone (the Stone of Destiny) is on view at the Palace.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Festival of Orchids

With the current Earl of Mansfield a keen orchid collector, Scone Palace hosts its annual Orchid Festival every August. Including displays by top nurseries and suppliers from around the country, the festival complements the Earl's own collection, begun in 1971.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Scottish Game Fair

The annual Scottish Game Fair is held at historic Scone Palace. Those interested in the Scottish countryside and its conservation will find displays of falconry, sheepdogs and fishing, while pipe bands, skydiving displays and tug-of-wars also keep the crowd entertained.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Siam Thani

The simple but impeccably turned out Siam Thani is a neighbourhood favourite in Broughton. It serves classic, fresh Thai food at very reasonable prices, and the service is quick and faultless. The vegetarian menu is very good, but the cheap set-lunch menus and pre-theatre menus are also recommended.

Available : Daily

Edinburgh Playhouse

The Belle Epoque Edinburgh Playhouse in Leith remains true to its origins as a variety theatre. This is the place to see blockbuster musicals such as Chicago or Mary Poppins, as well as Russian ballet, rock concerts and opera.

Available : Daily

Artisan Roast

Friendly coffee boutique Artisan Roast in the New Town roasts hand-picked, ethically sourced coffee beans. Admire the ornate coffee roaster while sipping some of the best coffee and hot chocolate in Edinburgh, and savouring locally made organic Coco chocolates.

Available : Daily

Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè

A spin off of the multi award-winning delicatessen on nearby Elm Row, the Vincaffè in Edinburgh's city centre holds the same values as its big sister. Created to mark the 70th anniversary of the deli, great Italian dishes served in comfortable surroundings make Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè a great place for a pre-theatre bite.

Available : Daily

St Andrews Highland Games

Although best known for golf, St Andrews also hosts an annual Highland Games, now taking place on Station Park. A relative newcomer to the calendar, it features running, cycling and tug-of-war in addition to bagpiping, dancing and the "heavy" events.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Meadowbank Stadium is filled to capacity each year when it hosts Edinburgh's largest fireworks display. There is no bonfire or Guy, but the light show is set to be spectacular, with rockets shooting high above the city to the sound of music.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Urban Angel

Urban Angel is a versatile, simple café-bistro in the New Town specialising in organic and fair-trade food. Its philosophy is to provide outstanding fare that "won't cost you the earth". It is ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner. Try the staple crayfish risotto, or choose from a list of excellent vegetarian and carnivore options.

Available : Daily

Forth Floor Restaurant

Located at Harvey Nichols, the Forth Floor Restaurant boasts superb views that stretch as far as the Firth of Forth on a clear day. There's also quality cuisine here, with succulent dishes using fresh Scottish produce. The menu includes venison, oxtail and vegetarian risotto with lime and ginger. The ambiance is simple and relaxed.

Available : Daily

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival materialises in the city in July with master-classes as well as traditional shows. Organisers, local magician and husband-and-wife team Kevin McMahon and Svetlana Shevchenko, promise a festival for the general public rather than an exclusive magic circle.

Available : Jun - Jul 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture

A vibrant celebration of traditional arts, Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture Festival shows off local and international talent at a variety of venues. Contemporary folk artists perform dance, song, music and storytelling, which remain a vital part of Scottish culture.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Art Festival

Part of Edinburgh's festival mix since 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival now brings cutting-edge visual art to the city every summer. Despite its young age its reach is great, with new commissions and exhibitions across the city's galleries.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh International Tango Festival

Argentine passion and flair come to Edinburgh during the International Tango Festival, first held in 2008. Attendees can watch and learn from some of the best dancers in the world and also burn up the dance floor at the Spring Ball.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (various dates)

The Edge Festival

Fighting rock music's corner in the oversubscribed Edinburgh festival market is The Edge Festival. It takes place in some of the city's best live music venues, including the HMV Picture House, the Playhouse, Corn Exchange, Queen's Hall and Cabaret Voltaire.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Swamp Soccer World Championships

If you think mud and sweat make  a good weekend then mark the Swamp Soccer World Cup in your diary. Teams of six broach the mud for 24 minutes to compete for the ultimate prize, held in 2012 close to Inverness Airport.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Festival of Music, Speech and Dance

Amateur performers of all ages try to impress the judges at the Edinburgh Festival of Music, Speech and Dance. The festival culminates with the Final Concert (usually at The Queen's Hall) where the best soloists are accompanied by a full orchestra.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The Edinburgh Marathon - Britain's second biggest - is the climax of a May festival weekend attracting 30,000 runners. There is also a half marathon, a team relay, 10km, 5km and junior runs through Scotland's historic capital.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Balgeddie House Hotel
Balgeddie Way
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