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Cambo Estate Gardens

Cambo Estate | Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
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Road in was atrocious

Once we crossed the cattle grid the road was atrocious - full of HUGE potholes. We crept along at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, United Kingdom
As good as ever

We visited the gardens last year and it was good to see the progress that was being made in the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Recommended by the Good Garden Guide 2001 2.5 acre Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn supplying the house with fruit, flowers and vegetables. *Ornamental potager *Interest all year round *Many rare and unusual plants *Renowned for snowdrops Open all year round 10.00 am to dusk Entry by honesty box ?3.00 per adult Children free Dogs welcome on leads Coaches welcome
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cambo Estate | Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we crossed the cattle grid the road was atrocious - full of HUGE potholes. We crept along at snail's pace. Lunch was simple lentil soup and a filled roll, as expected, but we did not expect to be in a semi-outside garage(?) . It...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We visited the gardens last year and it was good to see the progress that was being made in the general upkeep of the estate. We had a snack lunch in the café which was very good, unfortunately it does not benefit from the sunshine...More

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stayed at the cottages on Cambo House estate as part of a wedding. This included access to the gardens. We visited the gardens on Easter Sunday. It was a lovely surprise, there is a lot to walk around and the gardens are well maintained....More

Thank bsu448
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Decided to pop in while staying at the Fairmont in April. Weather was nice and was lovely taking a wander round the gardens. We would love to return later in the year so that we could see more of the plants flowering. Stayed for lunch...More

Thank JonnySunshine
Reviewed 18 April 2017

beautiful garden, lots of intelligent planting work has been done to create this garden, We only had an hour and it was time well spent admiring this garden. I'd like to come back next year and see what progress has been done.

Thank 19Ruthie19
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visited Cambo House and gardens to view the snowdrops as had heard they were worth a visit. I was not disappointed as the snowdrops were lovely, so many with so many different varieties. We also had coffee and scone in the tea room there which...More

Thank Aiko91
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Lovely day to visit. So many varieties of snowdrops and lovely grounds. Staff were so helpful when mother in law cut her leg

Thank StephenPayne2015
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We visited end February and the carpets of snowdrops were just glorious. We felt the entrance charge was quite expensive as apart from the snowdrops there wasn't a lot else to see at this time of year.

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Made our way up to Cambo to have a walk down to the beach and back up the glen . Layer upon layer of snowdrop sat our feet looked a treat in the pleasant sunshine.also clumps of dwarf iris and helebores . We had a...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were a little underwhelmed by Cambo. You can't get into the house and the snowdrops were, well, just snowdrops - nowhere near as many as I had imagined (no white carpets in the woods) - and whilst I'm sure it's really interesting that there...More

Thank BrushM
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Is there a cafe near by
9 September 2016|
Response from Rob F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a small cafe in the grounds - serves basic lunches and cakes.
How much to get in
1 May 2016|
Response from Sandcastle16 |
It's around £5 per adult or you can buy an annual season ticket and visit often.