Cambo Stables Visitor Centre Now Open

Cambo Gardens have always been a favourite visit for us as a family in Fife – we have been visiting since the girls were barely walking – whether it is in the winter to see the snowdrops or in the summer with visitors to see the pigs or running with the dog down on the Fife Coastal Path followed by a coffee in the cafe & a wee bit of shopping!

We have seen things gradually develop over the months – the Gingbobs and Tootflits Trail,  the opening of the new natural play area and now finally the new Cambo Stables Visitor Centre.

We paid a visit last week and were amazed by the changes.  The Visitor Centre is lovely with lots of information boards about the history of Cambo, what you can expect to see in the Gardens and a fabulous interactive map.    You can then go into the Stables which have been restored very cleverly and again with information about what life would have been like living at Cambo.   You can even tack up a horse…. and find out which type of pony you’d be in “hands”  – we went from Highland Pony to Cob!

You can then walk directly into the Walled Garden – dogs are welcome on leads.   This ever-changing garden with the seasons is always lovely to stroll around before heading into the Wild Woods and down onto the Coastal Path or Kingsbarns Beach.

 

Returning to the Stables, we popped into the Shop – they are still selling the beautiful pottery & other gifts.  There is also plants & garden produce for sale.  The Cafe is now the Nosebag Cafe which is much larger with a more extensive menu.   Sadly there had been teething problems the day we visited so no lunch, just coffee & some delicious home baking.  We will look forward to returning to enjoy a hot meal soon.

What we have always loved about Cambo is it’s earthiness … the more rustic feel to it.   There is always a danger that with new buildings that this can be changed but the development has been really well managed and adds to the whole Cambo Estate Garden experience for all the family.

You can stay in Cambo House or rent it for an event.