Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfastleigh

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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 visited the centre today and thought it was amazing! We went at the 2pm feeding time after riding the steam train and I can thoroughly recommend getting the combined ticket option as the otters are...  more »
  • We visited here on Sunday afternoon and had a super few hours!so great to walk amongst the beautiful butterflies , fish and small turtles in the butterfly enclosure. We arrived around 1500 so there wa...  more »
  • well worth a visit to see cute otters and lovely butterflies and a bit more thrown in. recommend combine with the steam train from totnes and get a combined ticket  more »

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