Fife Glenrothes (EGPJ)

Airport information

Nearest town: Glenrothes (8m by car), Fife, Scotland

PPR: Yes

ICAO: EGPJ

Phone: 01592 753 792

Website: http://www.taysideaviation.co.uk/flying/airfield/fife.html, Wikipedia entry

Landing fees: £10

Runway: 700m x 18m, Asphalt

Opening times: Summer – Mon-Sat 0730-1700; Sun 0800-1700; and by special arrangement. Winter – 0900-1700 and by special arrangement.

Fuel: AVGAS 100LL

Airport map

Airport services

  • Handling: Tayside Aviation (01592 753 792).
  • Taxis: Murray Taxis (01592 754 004), Associated Taxis (01592 610 620), Allied radio cabs (01592 610 333).
  • Car Hire: Car Hire (01592 751 914), Braids Private Hire (01592 263 030), Enterprise (01592 200 609, www.enterprise.com).
  • Passenger facilities: The Tipsy Nipper restaurant at the airfield is accredited by Scotland’s Tourism Board and also caters for large or corporate events. Customs and immigration (by arrangement).
  • Charter: Tayside Aviation (01592 753 792) offers a range of aircraft for hire (Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Piper Warrior, Grob 115D and Seneca II).

Pubs

  • The New Bridge Tavern, South Park Rd, Generates (01592 753 701). New management has brought in entertainment and games to this sizeable pub.
  • The Oast House, Caskieberran Road, Generates (01592 755 941). Friendly local pub.
  • The Prinlaws, Leslie, Generates (01592 621 140).

Restaurants

  • Rodizio Rio, 282-284 High Street, Kirkcaldy (01592 562 875). Excellent Brazilian cuisine with a focus on fine meats and traditional dishes.
  • Restaurant at Balbirnie House, Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village (01592 610 066). Eat in the Orangerie of this exquisite house for a truly unique experience.
  • Restaurant at the Dunnikier House Hotel, Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy (01592 268 393).

Hotels

  • The Priory Star, East End, Glenrothes (01592 754 566). Luxurious B&B featuring a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and solarium.
  • Balgeddie House Hotel, Glenrothes (01592 742 511). Plenty of olde world charm.

Golf courses

  • Glenrothes Golf Club (01592 758 686, www.glenrothesgolf.org.uk). 18 hole parkland course.
  • Leslie Golf Club (01592 620 040).
  • Balbirnie Golf Club (01592 612 095, www.balbirniegolf.com). Par of 71, has hosted PGA events including the Scottish Assistants Championship.

Activities

  • Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkaldy (01316 688 600). Built by James II in 1460.
  • John McDouall Stuart Museum, Kirkaldy (01592 412 860). Dedicated to the first explorer to travel through the centre of Australia.
  • Letham Glen, Levan (01592 416 823). Animal centre, nature centre and woodland walks.

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