Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh

(4.5/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • Visited after going on steam train we arrived between feeding times and did not see one otter but the butterflies were lovely. When we asked member of staff where otters were we were told that we prob...  more »
  • This was a really interesting place to visit. As 2 adults we enjoyed it but there were loads of kids there who seem to be having a really good time. We visited on a fine sunny day which meant that the...  more »
  • If you are down this way, I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this attraction. Tim the owner is a mine of knowledge on the otters he has in his care. Feeding time is really enjoyable, as the otter...  more »