Markinch, Stob Cross and Kirk, Fife, Scotland

We’ve been busy settling in to the new place, I can hardly believe that it’s two months since we moved here already. We’ve also taken some time out to explore the surrounding areas and Markinch is the nearest small town. The photo below is of a lodge house which I believe originally belonged to the Balbirnie Estate. I took a photo of it because there is a pathway along the edge of the woods which leads to the lodge house and Markinch. It’s a nice walk through the estate and is suitable for people of all ages, even wee ones.

a lodge house

Just after you reach the lodge house if you turn to the right towards the town you will see this ancient Stob Cross set up on a bank above the road.
Stob Cross

Stob Cross 1

You can read more about the history of Markinch here if you’re interested.

The photo below is of Markinch Parish Kirk, originally dedicated to St Drostan, a Celtic saint. The tower is the oldest part of the church, dating from the 12th century.

Markinch Kirk

If you are looking for a place to walk in this area of Fife then you might enjoy this one, you can park your car at Balbirnie and walk in a big circle from Balbirnie, through the estate and around to Markinch and with a hop and a skip you will be at Balbirnie again.

4 thoughts on “Markinch, Stob Cross and Kirk, Fife, Scotland

  1. I’m still always floored by the ages of buildings and structures in the British Isles and Europe. A tower from the 12th century! What those walls could tell us!

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