Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary may be the world’s only combined butterfly and otter sanctuary. At the indoor pavilion, thousands of butterflies flit in open space, ready to invite you into their midst. Displays include rare tropical species at each stage of development. Have your camera ready as they fan their wings against your cheek. In the companion otter sanctuary, you'll see a completely different style of play. Three species live in habitats true to their native areas and love to show off for visitors. If you have little ones, be prepared for giggles and requests to stay “just a few more minutes.” Plan to visit Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Buckfastleigh attractions using our Buckfastleigh vacation planner.
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  • My husband bought me the Otter Keeper Experience and what a wonderful morning it turned out to be ! Tim runs the sanctuary with passion and great knowledge of these delightful animals. Being allowed i...  read more »
  • Thank you to the "otter manhandled all the staff.A fantastic place doing great work.Infomative lack on all the rescued otters.Offering an otter experience. You can feed the otters and spend time findi...  read more »
  • This forms part of the area at the South Devon Railway and has a shared car park with that attraction which we have reviewed separately. This is great for kids of all ages to learn about Otters and bu...  read more »
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