Stable Yards, old time idyll in Tampere centre
A hundred years ago the Stable Yards were part of the Finlayson factory community that dominated the city of Tampere for half a century. The Stable Yards were the domain of the factory owner’s horses and the staff needed to care for them. The charming Russian Karelian style cottages in beautiful garden surroundings have now been restored to their 1880´s appearance and made home to a range of little gift shops, artisans’ workshops and café.
Today, the historic Tallipiha is a free-of-charge sight with a fascinating cafe, chocolate and handicraft shops and various events. The community is also home to different seasonal events. Summer events include a traditional Finnish Midsummer celebration, market days and artisans’ work demonstrations. During the summer, a genuine old time horse cab awaits customers in the Yards. During winter, Stable Yards celebrate Shrovetide and Christmas with various events. The Stable Yards have something to offer to people of all ages.