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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  • We love this place and always visit a few times each year. The butterflies are always magical to watch but the best but is when they feed the Otters. They are so cute and we seem to learn something ne...  more »
  • Great place looks after otters from all over UK and Ireland and where it can reintroduces them into the wild - Has a group of British, Canadian and short clawed regulars and provide an otter experienc...  more »
  • I purchased the otter keeper experience for my girlfriend for Christmas. We travelled down 250 miles from Kent to visit the sanctuary especially, and were really glad we did so! The place is fantastic...  more »