Live the life
Located in Fife, Lochgelly is a thriving commuter town with lots for the whole family to see and do in the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a new place to live that’s well connected to nearby cities, and close to country parks, beaches and shopping centres, a new home in Lochgelly could be the right choice for you.
Things to see and do
Lochgelly is surrounded by beautiful countryside, so there are lots of places to explore on foot or by bike, whether you’re adventuring with the kids at Ravenscraig Park, enjoying some summer sunshine at Aberdour Silver Sands or wildlife-spotting at Lochore Meadows Country Park.
For history buffs, you can find out more about the local area in times gone by at Lochleven Castle, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Pittencrieff House Museum and Abbot House.
Sporting attractions close to Lochgelly include Knockhill Racing Circuit, Alien Rock climbing centre and The Scottish Equestrian Centre, while Deep Sea World aquarium, Adventure Golf Island and the Lochgelly Centre arts venue are also popular with families.
For families with school-age children, local schools include St Patrick’s R C Primary School, Lochgelly South Primary School, Lochgelly West Primary School and Lochgelly High School.
If you or your children are thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Dundee School of Nursing and Midwifery is nearby, while the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University are both within driving distance.
Getting to Lochgelly
Located near the M90, Lochgelly is well-connected to nearby towns and cities by road. The town also has its own train station with regular services to Edinburgh and beyond, so you can leave the car at home if you prefer.
From Edinburgh, the journey to Lochgelly takes around 45 minutes by car or one hour by train. The journey from Perth takes just 35 minutes by car, while Lochgelly is a 50 minute drive from Stirling and one hour from Glasgow.
When it’s time for a well-earned holiday abroad, the journey to Edinburgh Airport takes just 30 minutes depending on traffic, so your adventures will get off to a quick and easy start.