Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh
(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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  • The butterflies are absolutely stunning. Very hard to photograph and wouldn't you know it, just when I was getting somewhere the phone/camera run out of battery. Typical. Make sure you have something ...  more »
  • Immensely enjoyed visiting the centre again today. Tim and the otters were very friendly. Tim is very knowledgeable and it was great seeing the feeding and spending time with these great little guys a...  more »
  • Suitable for all ages 2 visits in one. The butterfly experience was magical seeing all different types, sizes and colours. Very graceful and made some beautiful pictures. If you are fortunate you can ...  more »