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Cambo Gardens

Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, Fife, KY16 8QD

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Summary

  • For information about the opening hours please click here.
  • Amenities at this site include: a café, exhibition rooms, formal gardens, parkland and a shop.
  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has manual doors and a steep ramp/slope.
  • There are 4 step-free entrances.
  • This does include the main entrance.
  • The building has 1 floor once inside.
  • There is step free access once inside.
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • This venue also has the following available: seating, large print information, audio format information, audio description, a companion/carer discount, maps and an accessible route map.
  • The following mobility aids are available to borrow: a wheelchair and a mobility walker. For more information on any hire fees or booking requirements, please contact the venue.
  • Toilet and changing facilities available include: accessible toilets, a step free standard toilet and a toilet designated as gender neutral.
  • There is/are 2 toilet(s) designated as accessible.
  • The accessible toilets surveyed can be found in the North and East Courtyards.
  • This accessible toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the main entrance.
  • The standard toilets surveyed can be found in the North and East Courtyards.
  • There is a separate exit.
  • The exit has level step free access.
  • The separate exit leads to the Walled Garden, the Glasshouse and the paths to the beach.

Parking

  • This venue has a car park.
  • This is an open air car park with a concrete and loose chippings surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are 4 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 238cm x 480cm.
  • There is no hatched zone.
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 34m from the café.
  • Obstacles from the Blue Badge bays to the entrance include: cobbles and loose chippings.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Although there are no hatched zones, there are concrete paved walkways on both sides and at the rear of the Blue Badge bays.
    These have a width of 117cm.
    A footpath runs beside the Blue Badges to the main entrance, the café and the shop.

Public Transport

  • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest bus stop is The Square in Kingsbarns.
  • The nearest train station is Leuchars .

Entrance (Main Entrance - Shop and Tickets)

  • The entrance surveyed is located to the front left of the courtyard.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via ramp/slope.
  • The ramp has a steep gradient and a width of at least 150cm .
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 210cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which open towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 87cm.
  • The steep slope in front of the doors covers the full width of the double doors and has a depth of 53cm.
    The front courtyard surface may be difficult to traverse as it is cobbled (photographs 4 and 5).

Getting Around (Shop)

  • There is step-free level access throughout the majority of the venue.
  • There are chairs without armrests and stools throughout the building.
  • Some flooring in the area is smooth and even.
  • Where the flooring is not smooth or even, it is due to uneven paving/tiles.
  • There is background noise here which varies, depending on the time of day.
  • The building does not have a hearing assistance system.

Shop

  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • Some flooring in the shop is smooth and even.
  • Where the flooring is not smooth or even, it is due to uneven paving/tiles.
  • There is step-free level access to the till(s).
  • The height of the counter is 100cm.
  • There is a low level till at the recommended height for seated users (between 76cm - 86cm).
  • The checkout area has windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The till does not have a hearing assistance system.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a portable card machine for payment.
  • There is background noise here which varies, depending on the time of day.
  • Lighting levels are good in the shop.

Entrance (Café Entrance)

  • The entrance surveyed is located in the West courtyard.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via ramp/slope.
  • The slope has a width of at least 150cm and a slight gradient .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • There are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 180cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • There are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 210cm.
  • The courtyard surface may be difficult to traverse as it is cobbled and uneven in some places.

Eating and Drinking

  • This is a café which serves hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • There is step-free level access to this area.
  • There is staff can provide assistance and a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
  • Menu types include; handheld menus and counter menus.
  • Menus are easy to read.
  • The following are available here: drinking straws, takeaway cups, takeaway cutlery and a portable card machine for payment.
  • Lighting levels are good here.
  • There is background noise here which varies, depending on the time of day.
  • There is not a low level counter at the recommended height for wheelchair users (between 76cm - 86cm).
  • The seating area has: room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre (150cm x 150cm), tables which are accessible to wheelchair users and chairs without armrests.
  • The seating area does not have: a priority table and a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • Tables are at a recommended height for wheelchair users (between 70cm - 80cm).
  • All flooring in the area is smooth and even.

Exit (Exit - Shop to the Walled Garden, Toilets and Beach)

  • The exit is located at the north side of the shop.
  • There is step-free level access at this exit.
  • There is a single manual door which open towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 79cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.

Steps (East Courtyard)

  • There are 3 steps.
  • The steps are not clearly marked with no handrails.
  • The steps take you from the level pathway which runs along the wall to the dining area of the east courtyard.
    The steps are in front of you as you exit the shop / café into the east courtyard, with the toilets to the right and the path to the walled garden to the left.

Outdoor Spaces

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the North Courtyard.
    • There is step-free level access at this access point.
    • There is open access to the area.
  • Outdoor Spaces View
    • The following outdoor facilities are available: woodland, formal gardens and gardens.
    • Surfaces for the outdoor spaces include: grass and compact earth.
    • Footpaths are available in all of the outdoor space.
    • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.
    • There are steep slopes without handrails in the main areas .
    • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
    • After purchasing tickets customers proceed through the door and follow the path (photograph 1) to the woodlands, the walled gardens, greenhouses and/or to the beach.
      Some of these paths are steep and uneven in part.

Entrance (Toilet Block - North Courtyard)

  • The entrance surveyed is located at the front of the toilet block in the North Courtyard.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via ramp/slope.
  • The slope has a slight gradient and a width between 75cm and 150cm .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which is permanently held open.
  • The width of the opening is 110cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.
  • The courtyard in front of the building has a surface of loose stones which could cause problems for some visitors.

Accessible Toilet (North Courtyard - Right Hand Transfer)

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the exit from the shop.
  • There is step-free level access into the accessible toilet.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m from the shop exit.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the door.
  • There is a manual door which opens outwards and has a poor colour contrast.
  • The door has a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door opening is 83cm.
  • The dimensions of the cubicle are 156cm x 220cm and it has a turning space of at least 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space to the right of the toilet seat.
  • The lateral transfer space is 96cm from the side of the toilet pan to the wall.
  • There is a spatula flush on the transfer side.
  • The following grab rails are available: a horizontal grab rail on the non transfer side, a vertical grab rail on the transfer side, a horizontal grab rail on the door and vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The following fixtures can be reached from the toilet seat: the toilet roll holder and the wash basin.
  • The following fixtures cannot be reached from the toilet seat: towel dispenser.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • The height of the wash basin is 92cm.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm.
  • There is a pull cord emergency alarm at a recommended height for seated users (within 10cm from the floor).
  • There is not a shelf.
  • The cubicle does not have a full length mirror.
  • The height of the coat hook is 161cm from the floor.
  • The cubicle also has: a waste bin with lid, a waste bin without lid, a nappy/incontinence items bin and a padded back rest for seat.
  • The following have a good colour contrast with their surroundings: all grab rails, the dropdown rail, the floor and the toilet seat.
  • The following have a less clear colour contrast with their surroundings: the internal door.
  • Lighting levels are good in the cubicle.
  • Another accessible toilet is available at the south end of the east courtyard.

Standard Toilet(s) (North Courtyard)

  • There is step-free level access into the toilet(s).
  • There is a manual door which opens inwards and has a poor colour contrast.
  • The shared standard toilet was surveyed.
  • Lighting levels are good in the cubicle.
  • There is another standard toilet at the south end of the East Courtyard.

Entrance (Toilet Block - East Courtyard)

  • The entrance surveyed is located in the East Courtyard.
  • There is step-free level access at this entrance.
  • There is a single manual door which open away from you.
  • The width of the opening is 80cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.
  • Photograph 2 shows the accessible toilet straight ahead and the standard female and male toilets on the right.

Accessible Toilet (East Courtyard - Right Hand Transfer)

  • This accessible toilet is located at the south end of the East Courtyard.
  • There is step-free level access into the accessible toilet.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m from the shop exit.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the door.
  • There is a manual door which opens outwards and has a poor colour contrast.
  • The door has a lever twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door opening is 84cm.
  • The dimensions of the cubicle are 180cm x 250cm and it has a turning space of at least 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space to the right of the toilet seat.
  • The lateral transfer space is 115cm from the side of the toilet pan to the wall.
  • There is a spatula flush on the transfer side.
  • The following grab rails are available: a horizontal grab rail on the door, vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin, a horizontal grab rail on the non transfer side and a vertical grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The following fixtures can be reached from the toilet seat: the toilet roll holder and the wash basin.
  • The following fixtures cannot be reached from the toilet seat: towel dispenser.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 118cm.
  • The height of the baby change is 82cm.
  • There is a pull cord emergency alarm at a recommended height for seated users (within 10cm from the floor).
  • There is not a shelf.
  • The cubicle does not have a full length mirror.
  • The height of the coat hook is 164cm from the floor.
  • The cubicle also has: a waste bin without lid, a sanitary bin and a padded back rest for seat.
  • The following have a good colour contrast with their surroundings: all grab rails, the dropdown rail, the floor and the toilet seat.
  • The following have a less clear colour contrast with their surroundings: the internal door.
  • Lighting levels are good in the cubicle.