Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh

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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  • August 20, 2017
    The otters are the main attraction and they do not disappoint. The leaflets let you know when the otters are to be fed and that they sleep in between. But it gets very very crowded at actual feeding t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This was our second visit, like last time we stopped off on our way down to Cornwall. The outside picnic tables are a lovely place to have a picnic and watch the steam trains coming and going as well ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    After our original holiday plans to relax in salcombe went out of the window due to rain, we found this place on trip advisor and decided to give it a go. The entry wasn't too cheap but still. There w...  more »

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