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Top 5 free things to do in Glenrothes

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Summer holidays can be costly and whether you’re staying at home or going abroad, money can be tight. One thing we can’t predict is the weather in Glenrothes this summer, but we do know there is plenty to do regardless. In this blog, our hotel in Fife takes a look at some of the best free things you can do, come rain or shine this summer. Read on to find out more...


Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

If you’re a fan of the classic comic, then you’ll be excited to know Oor Wullie is headed to St Andrew’s this summer...well maybe not him personally as he’s fictional, but you get the drift. Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket trail lasts for 11 weeks and is nationwide across Scotland. St Andrew’s will house 2 of the statues with other cities like Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh hosting more. Whilst you may have to pay to travel if you want to hunt down the other statues, we’re sure that the 2 located in St Andrew’s will be more than sufficient to whet your appetite! It’s great fun for kids and adults alike and is a great experience to create family memories! 


Oor Wullie

(Photo Credit: Oor Wullie, Facebook)


In the footsteps of Kings

Are your kids a fan of video games? Perhaps you wish they could learn something at the same time as playing their games? Well, now they can with augmented reality game ‘In the footsteps of Kings’. This summer,  follow Jess the Jester around some of Fife’s most historic sites whilst getting up close and personal with the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots at Falkland Castle. You can even challenge her to a game of tennis! Or, perhaps they can learn to fire a cannon at Ravenscraig Castle. But don’t be put off, adults can also take part in this activity, so don’t let the kids have all the fun!




Fife Coastal Path

If the weather is nice, why not take a walk along the Fife Coastal Path, just a short car ride from our Glenrothes hotel. It’s Scotland’s longest coastal walk, a staggering 117 miles long, and has some stunning scenery!  Plus, if you take a picnic with you, you’ll not only save money at cafes, but you’ll also make memories with the family! Is it really a family holiday if you don’t get sand in your sandwiches on the beach?!


Fife Coastal path

(Photo Credit: Welcome to Fife, Facebook)


Craigtoun Country Park

Hop in the car and head over to Craigtoun Country Park, just a short drive from our hotel near St Andrews. It’s completely free to enter and what's more, it even has free parking! Some attractions at the park need to be paid for however, the majority don’t, meaning you can let the kids run wild and burn off lots of energy, without costing you a penny! It’s a great family day out regardless of the weather, and you know there are comfy beds to come back to at the end of a tiring day! Don’t forget your picnic…


Craigtoun park

(Photo Credit: Friends of Craigtoun Park, Facebook)


North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

Take a short drive from our Fife hotel, and you’ll stumble across the smallest operational light tower - North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower to be precise! Built-in 1817 by Robert Stevenson as part of the Queensferry passage across the forth, this small piece of Scottish maritime history has been restored to full working order since 2010! Visit them and discover how the light keeper kept the lamp burning as well as how the unique signalling system worked. This really is a hidden gem of Scotland!


North Queensferry Harbour Light

(Photo Credit: Welcome to Fife)


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Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes Reviews



We stayed at Glenrothes overnight on our journey from Liverpool to St Andrews university open day. From the moment we arrived at 10pm we were made to feel very welcome by the night staff.

Our room was fab... spotlessly clean and comfortable.

We were surprised to find that a fantastic choice of breakfasts were included in the already excellent price. It set us up for the day ahead.



Stayed here on the 16th September for an overnight stay, plenty of free parking, easy to check in, room very good size and clean, plenty of plug sockets and easy to get onto Wifi.

Staff very helpful which is always good. Breakfast is included so good start for the day ahead.

Would I stay again Yes i would.



One night stop over while visiting Burntisland, Crail, Anstruther and St Andrews. This hotel is 30 minutes away from all of them so ideally placed. Nothing fancy but clean and tidy and a decent breakfast in the morning. Nice courteous Staff too, would recommend.



This Holiday Inn Express is so much different to the larger ones we've stayed in, usually near airports.

It's a small hotel so the staff seem a little more friendly and have the time to attend to your needs. The complementary breakfast is superb.

Our room (225) had a huge double bed and was spotless. The shower was amazing! The room was heated by a simple radiator with a thermostat on top, very easy to use unlike some at other hotels we've used.

It's in a great location, very easy to get to Edinburgh and surrounding locations.



This hotel is perfect for short stays. Rooms are basic but are more than adequate and are clean. Everything we needed was there and for just over £50 a night with breakfast included, I would say it's good value. Buffet style breakfast is available. The hotel was quiet and peaceful and just over 1 mile away to the nearest shopping centre.



Just arrived home from a stay at this hotel. Booked 4 rooms for a family wedding which where all really good, comfortable and very clean. The main thing we spoke about that really made our full weekend even including people at the wedding we attended was the staff. This hotel is run by a team of staff who go above and beyond. The member of staff on reception (Louise) was out of this world. The level of customer service provided from the moment we arrived was one of the best any of us had received ever. Nothing was a problem. Knew we had a wedding to attend so took it upon her self to pre warn the taxi company our requirements to speed up the process for a mini bus taxi. As a group we wanted to sit together prior to going to the wedding and have something to eat when we arrived to meet at reception Louise had set out a big table for us with glasses and jugs of iced water. Simple things like this just made us feel really welcome. There was loads more things but the fact is this hotel has amazing staff who clearly know their stuff. Please pass on all our thanks to the team especially Louise. Well done I am still buzzing about your customer service. Definitely deserve some sort of reward. Breakfast in the morning was good and ample for a basic breakfast offering with nice coffee. Managed to get late checkout that makes the normal morning rush from a hotel actually enjoyable and chilled. Thanks for a lovely stay will be back!!


Rojales, Spain

Over from Spain visiting family& didn't quite know what to expect & was very happy with all services provided. Clean spacious room. Ample food & drink at breakfast. One thing they've got perfect... Staff! Very helpful and great humour well recommended!


St. Asaph

Great hotel for a great price. Easily accessible with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Room though standard was spotless and very big. The bed was huge and comfy and it had great facilities. Wish all hotels had a standard this high at such great prices. Thanks for a lovely stay guys!

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